Producers

Producers

Here is a quick list of our 2016 Producers!

  • Limekiln Gardens – Merle Bowes
  • Dunlops Honey – Scott Dunlop
  • White Oak Farm – Ray Elgersma and Dave McGahey
  • Our Hobby Farm – Darrylene Sadler
  • Path Back – John Sandberg
  • Grandma Garrett – Lynda McKee
  • Chridomar Gardens and Tasty Treats – Claude Dallaire
  • Beckwith Berries – Jack and Diane Eyamie
  • Two Fields Over – Patricia Darlington
  • Whitehouse Perennials – Bruce Trites
  • Diamondbrook Farm – Janice Tullock and Brent Fetterly
  • Terramor Farms-Luke Sheldrock & Dana Moores —NEW THIS YEAR!
  • Rosehill Ranch- Matt and Briana LaRose–NEW THIS YEAR
  • Plant Girl-Janice Morissette–NEW THIS YEAR!
  • Rob Briden-Hippy Hippie Acres-NEW THIS YEAR!
  • Indian Creek Orchard & Market Garden–Scott Sigurdson
  • Cameron Maple Products--Jean Cameron
  • Natural Lamb- Keith and Deb Salisbury

Click on this link to watch the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market Movie!!

Producers Profiles

Come rain or sweet sunshine, fresh  food is always available at the market. Fruits, vegetables, meats, herbs, maple syrup and honey are sure to please.  As the seasons change so does our produce so visit us regularly to find out what is in season each week!

Remember as Far as I know Tomatoes are not in Season in May- So Please Check this Guide to See What is in Season

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We have everyone asking for fresh eggs at the Carleton Place Farmers Market.. We are NOT allowed to sell them so for everyone who keeps asking me — here is a place you can buy them locally..

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Chesswood at 151 Bridge Street in Carleton Place uses local produce from the Carleton Place Farmers Market. They support local- thank you. If you are a restaurant or business that supports our local market –tell me– we would love to share. If you as a consumer make something with our produce send me a picture so I can share that too. Eat and Buy Local!

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Now Read About Your Local Producers in Depth

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 Natural Lamb- Keith and Deb Salisbury

Deb & Keith Salisbury
Phone number: 613-257-7168

Location: 1981 6th Line Beckwith
Closest community: Franktown
The best thing about raising lamb and sheep is the connection we make with our customers. It is great to hear what is going on in their lives and it is especially gratifying to get feedback on our lamb” declares the Natural Lamb team. Our lambs are raised by their mothers in open air and sunshine on lush, rotating pastures.
This lifestyle results in leaner, “heart healthy” meat that is popular with consumers. Their product was a prize winner at the 2007 Feast of Fields.
The Salisburys carefully manage their respective flocks so that Natural Lamb can provide customers with a year-round supply of meat. This includes prepared specialties such as samosas, lamb pie and shepherds pie which are available at Christmas and Easter.

If you are a local food eatery or food establishment and you use things from the Carleton Place Farmers Market– PM me with a pic and info and lets do some cross promoting to make our town strong. Support Local!!

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Dan Serson chef from Chesswood uses local honey from Dunlop’s Honey

Buy Fresh Lamb!

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Cameron Maple Products

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Indian Creek Orchard & Market Garden

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Last week at the Carleton Place Farmers Market | Beet Greens, Lettuce, Kale English Cucumbers, Japanese Cucumbers, Fire and Ice Radish, Icicle Radish, Wild Arugula. This is just a taste of what they have

Indian Creek Orchard is a polyculture community micro farm, intimate in scale. We are nestled on the shores of the Indian Creek between Pakenham and Almonte, Ontaro. At Indian Creek Orchard we are experimenting with a hybrid of permaculture, agroforestry and organic farming principles. Our vegetables grow between rows of fruit trees, bush fruits and aisles of grape vines. Read all about them here– or check out their Facebook Page.

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A letter from Indian Creek Orchard.

Hi All!
Marisa and I purchased 5 acres of farm land, wrapped on two sides by a year round creek this spring. We have been working all summer getting it ready to begin planting a permaculture inspired organic orchard and market garden early next year. Our plan is to set this up as a community resource that will be subscription based CSA . We will begin planting a very broad diversity of tree and bush and vine fruit, that have harvest dates beginning in late May and going until frost in late October or early November. This will be augmented by a 1.5 acre market garden.

This year we have built the barn, still swinging a hammer on the house, have fenced the property, installed tile drainage (heavy clay sub soil) that feeds into a large constructed pond that is deeper than the water table. The sub surface water that drains into the pond will be recirculated via a solar powered irrigation system. The waterworks also feature a swale which also overflows into the pond.

The property was a hay field when we purchased it, with an impressive diversity of clovers, vetches and sweet clover amongst the varied gasses and forage. We allowed the it to get 5-6 ft before it using a sickle mower to cut our orchard layout into it, leaving the cut hay to either mulch in place or gathering it to compost the garden beds be built this year. But most of the property was left untouched. We were thrilled to observe the waves of wild, bird and insect life that made use of the unkempt field this year, in marked contrast to an adjacent hay field that was harvested 4 times this summer. It is our intention to leave wild swathes as beneficial habitat, running through and around the orchard and garden, to preserve this diversity. We had a swarm of lady bugs on the house on warm day last week, much to our delight hundreds and hundreds of them. We have also left a substantial creekside margin (20-50 ft) as a wild zone 7.

To get our orchard rows in shape for planting next year, we have left 5ft tall cut hay to mulch in place, and then collected trailer loads of fall leaves in compostable paper bags from a near by city. We have come up with an interesting spin on sheet mulching. We have over 2 kms of orchard rows to prepare. We basically set the paper bag of leaves down in the row, rip open both sides of the paper bag, spreading it over the half rotted hay already in place, then distribute the leaves over the paper bags to rot over the fall winter and spring. Next year we will cut half of the hay in the aisles between the rows and leave this to compost in situ over the leaves. This will also be supplemented by wood chips being sporadically delivered by hydro tree trimming crews. By the time our trees arrive for planting next fall we expect to have weed free rows with a thick layer of mulch/compost already in place.

The orchard will be a rich polyculture with well over 100 unique cultivars of several different fruit species, nitrogen fixing trees , shrubs and ground covers. The aisles will be left largely unmanaged except for the cutting of mulch and before and after harvest.

So much still to learn, so much work still to do, so much fun on the horizon, an adventure to last decades …

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Happy Hippie Acres-Rob Briden

Foraging an Sustainable Farming is all the rage. Come talk to Rob Briden and Julie Bartosik all about it and see what they sell.

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 Pork and fresh cut ash Firewood! I smell a BBQ!!

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 They provide Chesswood in Carleton Place with chives, oregano, thyme.

 

 

Plant Girl –Robin Morrissette

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Terramor Farms- Luke Sheldrick & Dana Moores

 

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We (Luke and Dana) of Terramor Farm want to be your farmers!

Terramor (love the earth) is our family farm located in White Lake, ON. We’ve focused on growing organic garlic for 25 years and over the past few years we have grown to include market gardening.

We are excited to offer our organically grown produce to local retail locations like Green Bean Natural Foods (of Arnprior), many local restaurants (including The Whalesbone and Cheshire Cat), as well as through our popular CSA program.

Our CSA program brings our fresh produce to a location near you every week!

 

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Rosehill Ranch- Matt and Briana LaRose-Facebook page

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Rosehill Ranch
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Pork!  SAUSAGES (with gluten free options), bacon, smoked ham, fresh pork cuts
Naturally raised pasture finished berkshire pork and bacon!!
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No chemical on feed, no antibiotics, no farrowing crates
They are also will be serving Sausage on a bun.  Sausage Flavours will include  Honey Garlic, Octoberfest, Garlic Pepper and Breakfast.
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And then there’s our Regular Vendors coming back!

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How Big is Your Head— of CABBAGE? — Merle Bowes Carleton Place, ON

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Limekiln Gardens Merle Bowes Carleton Place, ON mrbowes@xplornet.ca We provide a wide range of vegetables organically grown. We have been selling our produce at the CP Farmers’ Market since 1992. Stop by and see what we have grown for you.

Merle Bowes from Limekiln Gardens never lets a big head get to his head. Cabbage that is! On the Ramsay 4th line he has a head start on us all at Limekiln Gardening. For 23 years (since 1992) he has been coming to the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market. From the deep soil valley where lime surrounds him, he grows no chemical-certified organic produce.

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We all know that if you let your head too big it will break your neck. No necks being broken here, only quality produce with the secrets taught by his Great Grandfather who grew wheat in Renfrew County.

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Merle has been a trailblazer on his 7-8 acres, and he grows tomatoes like no tomorrow. But he is a humble man, because he knows if you get a big head about things mistakes will happen. Believe you me– there are no mistakes in his amazing variety of tomatoes. Don’t like vegetables? Heck maybe broccoli doesn’t like you either!

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Merle loves chili sauce and salsa made from his tomatoes. He knows the bigger a man’s head- the worst the headache- so he keeps it simple, and only the best comes to the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market. There is “no dill” about it!

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We all have faults- but Merle is an honest hard working farmer- he keeps his head about him– but not his spectacular cabbage and vegetables!

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Merle and his daughter Elaine keep their feet on the ground and have everything you need for a great vegetable dish or salad. And they never let their heads do the thinking for those big head of cabbage!

Remember eat your vegetables today- tomorrow the world!

The Big Buzz at the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market — Get Bee-autiful!–Dunlop’s Honey

Dunlop’s Honey

Scott Dunlop

Carleton Place, ON Highland_hunter@rogers.com Third generation producer of honey and baked goods using our own local bees.

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Not only is Dunlop’s Honey a producer and supplier of local container honey, and bulk Honey– they are bee—ing very creative these days selling  100% Beeswax Candles, soap, chocolate, and you name it. They also have something that women are getting on the bandwagon for now all over the world called Bee Cream.

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After 12 years of research, Korean Doctors are now sharing their knowledge of the power of bees and face care loved by Victoria Beckham, Kylie Minogue and Michelle Pfeiffer. You don’t have to travel outside of Carleton Place to find it now. Dunlop’s Honey has it each week at the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market for a fraction of the price.  Scott Dunlop isn’t going to sell anything he does stand bee-hind, and tells me that it is amazing for the face improving skin tone and elasticity. Some even say it cures psoriasis. Bees are already responsible for other supposedly anti-ageing products from honey to royal jelly, a health supplement used by many celebrities.  It is also available at The Granary and Apple Cheeks Consignment in Carleton Place– and they it all year round too!

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You don’t need Godiva in Carleton Place! Just come to the CPFM each week and savour a delcious honey truffle from Dunlop’s Honey. Can you not taste it from here? I know I can!  Don’t forget to pick up a jar of his bee cream too!

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Of course they now say that life without bees is life without chocolate. That’s right– Dunlop’s Honey carries Chocolate made from honey. No matter how you look at it– they have some sweet ideas all around!

Fact- Pollinators like bees bring us 75 per cent of the food we eat — including apples, chocolate, coffee and almonds. Without pollinators, we’d be stuck eating only wind-pollinated crops like wheat and corn.

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and of course there are honey cupcakes..

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and honey art..

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Chesswood Restaurant in Carleton Place uses Dunlop’s Honey-it is that good!

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Check our Chef Dan Serson from Chesswood going nuts over Dunlop local Honey

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Eat Your Greens with White Oak Farm Ray Elgersma & Dave McGahey

 

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White Oak Farm Ray Elgersma & Dave McGahey

Innisfil, ON relgersma@rogers.com We are producers known for our locally grown garlic, greens, potatoes and carrots.  We have 21 vegetables that we will be selling this season.  While we are not certified organic there have been no pesticides or fertilizers used on our garden for over 24 years.

 

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Then Eat Your Greens with White Oak Farm Ray Elgersma & Dave McGahey. YourMother was right – eating your greens really can improve your health!
Spinach, broccoli, cabbage, kale and even lettuce contain the beneficial chemical nitrate which can reach all parts of the body. In three independent studies they found leafy green vegetables can thin the blood, ensuring oxygen is delivered efficiently. around the body and cutting the risk of dangerous clots, stroke and heart attacks.

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What about nitrates? Is that Ah nitrates, ….  is that a bacon sandwich and a glass of beer? Ahh No! LOL

 

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It has long been thought that nitrate-rich vegetables have cardiovascular beneficial attirbutes. Research suggests that a previously unsuspected mechanism by which nitrate controls red blood cell production is important. These findings add to the evidence that dietary nitrate promotes cardiovascular health.’A second study in The Journal of Physiology, shows that consuming nitrate by eating a few more leafy greens or beetroot, could protect vital proteins in heart cells and increase a compound that causes blood vessels to widen, allowing the heart to pump more efficiently. But I don’t need to tell you this right?

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McGahey and White Oak Farms are producers known for their locally grown garlic, greens, potatoes and carrots. They have 21 vegetables that we will be selling this season. While they are not certified organic there have been no pesticides or fertilizers used on their garden for over 24 years.

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Each week the spinach hummus from White Oak Farm is sold out within the hour. Get there early and find out what the hype is all about. Yum!!

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Our Hobby Farm–Carleton Place, ON

Our Hobby Farm– Darrylene Sadler

Carleton Place, ON (darrylenes123@gmail.com) Our Hobby Farm is 94 acres located in rural Carleton Place that takes a natural and sustainable approach to all that we do. We grow a variety of seasonal produce, spring potted herbs and perennials with fresh cut bouquets brought to the market weekly. We also make a wide variety of jams, pickles, relishes and salsa along with homemade baked goods. Come try our farm fresh goodies.

 

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Put Your Chutney Where Your Mouth Is!

John Sandberg Almonte, ON ==We are a 3rd generation market farmer vendor and are working on training a 4th generation. We run a micro farm that has been producing garlic and vegetables for over 15 years. We think it is important to pass on the knowledge of farming to the next generation so that they may continue to create a sustainable environment for us all. he also specializes in Chutney!

What the heck is Chutney?  It’s a thick delicious sauce that is made from fruits, vinegar, sugar, and spices. John Sandberg from Path Back Farms at the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market makes a killer Chutney that people come all over for. What can you do with Chutney?

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This is Isaac- John Sandberg’s grandson.. John does not look old enough to have one- but it is probably his daily beauty regime on his farm- come visit Path Back Farms at the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market. Isaac is one smart kid.

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But wait… that’s not all folks! John has Elderberry Syrup and fresh in season rhubarb, BBQ sauce, and a slew of other things. How many pickled peppers can you eat?

John is also a CSA farmer!!

WHAT ARE CSA FARMS?

The Ontario CSA Farm Directory lists farmers that offer weekly freshly picked farm-raised food boxes to members who are part of their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Consumers wanting good quality, safe food and farmers looking for stable markets form a type of partnership. The consumer (you) pay the farmer a one-time fee (or share) prior to the start of growing season. This fee is determined by seed cost, equipment maintenance, property fees, tools, salaries, distribution costs, etc. In return, you receive weekly food boxes either by delivery or at a pick-up location near you.

John Sandberg also has CSA’a. A CSA is community shared agriculture. Farmers put in shares and the customer picks up a basket. It begins Mid June for 14 weeks. Enough vegetables for 2 people for meals 4-5 nights a week.

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This is Isaac- John Sandberg’s grandson.. John does not look old enough to have one- but it is probably his daily beauty regime on his farm- come visit Path Back Farms at the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market. Isaac is one smart kid.

Come visit us Saturdays from 8:30-12:30

 

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Grandma Garrett is on Fire at the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

Gramma Garretts Kitchen Lynda McKee 613-843-0054 A large assortment of baked good, yummy squares, cookies and pastries can all be found at Gramma Garretts stall. Come stop by and load up on your favourites.

My Grandmother baked every single day of her life. I owe my fondness of sweets to her– which some days I don’t know if that is a good thing. But, when you can’t bake, or you just want to taste Grandma’s baking once again– head down to the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market. If you can get through the crowds-buy some goodies from Lynda at Grandma Garrett’s Kitchen. You just know that the goodies are all from the recipes that are keeping her Grandmother’s legacies alive. I will leave you with pictures. No words needed in this case.

 

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As a child, my grandmother used to tell me all sorts of stories about the depression. Each morning she would make sandwiches for hungry people knocking on her door and her weathered screened veranda became a shelter for homeless people at night. Grammy would also take in needy families until they got on their feet. My grandfather once said that he just never knew who would be sitting across from him nightly at the dinner table.

One day she hired a homeless woman name Gladys who worked for her until she died. I was barely six years old when she passed, but I still remember her like yesterday. Gladys was an odd looking woman who tried to hide her chain smoking habit from my grandmother. She would talk up a storm while she worked with a vocabulary that young ears should have never heard.

Gladys ended up dying in her sleep in ‘the back room’ as it was called. After she died, my grandmother promptly labeled it ‘Gladys’s room’. When I was older and came home on weekends, that very room was where I slept. You have no idea how many times I thought I saw Gladys in the dark shadows scurrying around with her feather duster, and yes, still chain smoking. The room was always really cold, even in the summer, and it smelled oddly of apple crisp.

You see, Gladys could make anything out of everything. My grandmother was an apple hoarder for some reason, and always had a huge wooden barrel of apples in the shed. The top part of the bin held apples that were crisp and fresh, but, if you ventured to the bottom looking for a better apple, it was nothing but decaying fruit. So when Gladys made apple crisp she insisted on using the older apples, and worked her magic with them. Some how the odd cigarette ashes found in that crisp gave it that “je ne sais quoi” in added flavour. So as Martha Stewart might suggest alternatives I will personally add that cigarette ashes are optional in my well kept recipe and any of my apple recipes are not endorsed by the Surgeon General.

Grandma Garrett probably had her own secrets… but who cares when each bite is so delicious..

Lynda can also do office parties and special occasions- contact Lynda at 613-843-0054

“Shop The Carleton Place Farmer’s Market —- Because there is no place like home!”

 

 

Take the Pickle Challenge at The Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

Chridomar Gardens George & Claude Dallaire

Pakenham, ON 613-623-1979 ccdallaire@gmail.com This will be our eight year doing the market scene. We have grown and added products every year. We specialize in jams/jellies/pickles of all kinds, even mustards, relishes, salsas. Where we can, we use home grown or buy locally. We also sell fresh produce grown without insecticides and chemicals. You will also find different sweets at different times depending on the mood!!

My Grandmother’s house always had a distinct smell. No, it wasn’t that classic “grandma smell– it was her pickles. Your Grandmother’s pickles. The best pickles on the planet!

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They were spicy, crunchy, and packed with flavour unlike any pickles sold in the grocery store. Grammy’s life was a lot like her pickles– zesty and full of spice. She was also a classic grandma and loved to eat and feed her loved ones.

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Sometimes she served a leg of lamb. Sometimes she served Mocha Cakes–but she always served some of her homemade pickles. These pickles from Chridomar Gardens  from The Carleton Place Farmer’s Market are Grandma’s pickles. In fact, in a blind taste test, I probably wouldn’t know the difference between hers and another version.

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This is their eighth year  selling at local farmer’s markets. They specialize in jams/jellies and pickles of all kinds. They even have mustards, relishes and salsas. They use home grown veggies or buy locally. There are no insecticides or chemicals in these babies! Stop by their booth at the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market– as they say.. they be jammin!

 

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In season-–1L jars of whole asparagus and some 500ml of bite size pieces!!

So what does it go well with?

steamed or grilled salmon (this is seen a lot as a pairing

all sorts of fish dishes including haddock, cod, plaice, fish cakes etc

chicken casseroles, roast chicken pieces,

Beef casseroles and stews e.g. steak & kidney, braising steak, oxtail

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Chridomar Gardens– George & Claude Dallaire

Pakenham, ON 613-623-1979 ccdallaire@gmail.com

 

It’s Strawberry Time at The Farmer’s Market

Beckwith Berries 9961 Cavanagh Rd

Carleton Place, ON www.beckwithberries.com didgrim@storm.ca Beckwith Berries is a pick-your-own (PYO) strawberry farm supplying fresh, locally grown Ontario strawberries. The owners, Jack and Diane and their five children took over the farm from Charlie and Angela Lajeunesse in 1999. With the help of Charlie’s 20 years of growing experience we have been able to continue to supply Carleton Place and its farmers’ market with fresh picked strawberries. We feel privileged to be part of this beautiful and fast growing community.

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Remember when you went picking strawberries and what Mum made after with those strawberries? Well Beckwith Berries is the best in the area and are you ready? You can not only buy them at the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market you can..

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Where to Go When You Don’t Have a Green Thumb — Two Fields Over

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Patricia Darlington

Carleton Place, ON

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MAY 14TH– This Saturday Two Fields Over will have lots of bedding plants that are cold hardy so you can get an early start in your garden.  Lettuce, kale, herbs of many kinds, calendula and Lavender. So get diggin’ and come to the Carleton Place Farmers Market for opening day. This Saturday, May 14th 8:30-12:30

Two Fields Over will delight you this spring with herbs, flowers, vegetables and bedding plants.  Come and taste a variety of organic handcrafted organic teas.

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Each week at the Farmer’s Market, I froth over Patricia Darlington’s beautiful selection from her Two Fields Over Collection. Even if you stand among her tables it smells and looks just wonderful. She is the goddess of greenery at the Carleton Place Farmers Market with her Zen Fingers.

Love herbal teas? Register for her HERBAL TEA GARDEN WORKSHOP offered by Two Fields Over.

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Bought from Trish from Two Fields Over at the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market for 10 bucks. Come see what she has next week.

Whitehouse Perennials Nursery and Display Garden

Whitehouse Perennials Nursery and Display Gardens Almonte, ON suzanne@whitehouseperennials.com We are a family owned garden center that has been growing beautiful plants on a heritage farm just outside of Almonte for more than 25 years. Gardening is our passion.  We grow more than 1000 varieties of Daylilies, 400 varieties of Hostas, as well as Annuals, Vegetable Plants, Conifers and Shrubs, Ornamental Grasses and an incredible selection of perennials. In our growing fields you will find our daylily production as well as our vegetable garden where we grow fresh produce, herbs and cut flowers for the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market. Join us at the Market Saturday mornings. We  also invite you to visit the nursery and see where all these beautiful plants and produce are grown, right here in your community. We are open seven days a week from the beginning of May until the end of September.

 

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How Do You End Being a Popcorn Farmer?

Diamondbrook Farm Ian Brent Fetterly/Janice Tulloch Prestonvale (between Balderson & Ferguson’s Falls) 613 259-5596 diamondbrook@hotmail.com Diamondbrook Farm is located at Prestonvale, between Ferguson’s Falls and Balderson. A part of the farm is dedicated to grain crops, but we specialize in fresh organically grown vegetables, sweet corn, popcorn and a variety of squash. Our orchard produces (Marshall Macs, Ida Red and Honey Crisp). Fresh produce along with homemade jams, relishes, popcorn and baking are available at our booth at the Carleton Place Farmers Market during the August and September.

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That’s right farming popcorn. Call me stupid– but you could have fooled me!
The telltale tassels are the giveaway; tassels on sweet corn and field corn stand upright at attention. But popcorn plants are noticeably different — they have floppier tassels.

But since that’s just a superficial variation, in order to get a deeper look at the differences between farming corn and popcorn we asked Lanark County farmers Brent Fetterly and Janice Tulloch from Diamondbrook Farm about common popcorn stories and misconceptions: like whether, for instance, on a hot day a popcorn field would just start exploding. They laughed and said no.
But after doing some research, apparently that has happened — at least sort of. In 2010 in Kentucky, a popcorn farmer’s crop burst through its kernels, which had formed at very high temperatures and then filled with water, causing the rupture.

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That said, popcorn typically pops after being dried; the heated kernels retain a modicum of moisture that turns to steam, expanding corn into the pop zone.

Kernels that don’t pop? At least among in-the-know popcorn farmers, they’re called spinsters or old maids. Somewhere in the middle are parchies, the nickname for kernels that as much as triple in size without popping. Wow… Just Wow… You need to come to the Carleton Place farmer’s Market to see it for yourself.

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Diamondbrook Farm is located at Prestonvale, between Ferguson’s Falls and Balderson. A part of the farm is dedicated to grain crops, but we specialize in apples, sweet corn and a variety of squash

 Brent Fetterly and Janice Tulloch
Email address: 

diamondbrook@hotmail.com