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 What's Happening at the Farm?

Happy Canada Day! What a beautiful land we live on. The markets in Barrie and Orillia are on as usual July 1 – be sure to start your Canada Day with a trip to the markets.

More rain and cool weather again this week, to slow the garden down even more. We will harvest some early turnips this week, and more salad mix. Our spinach will be back on the list in a couple weeks. Chard, kale, and head lettuces are growing nicely – maybe next week for our first farm romaine and kale.

And we'll have some wonderful beet greens this week – for salads, smoothies, or steamed  - super tasty.

We're having difficulty getting direct seeding done with all the rain, but we'll be transplanting more kale, salad mix, and some flowers this week.

We will be starting the Gravenhurst market next week – July 5th

You will notice something new on our online order form – It is now all on one page, without the tabs for different categories. It will make it quicker for ordering. Also, you now receive immediate confirmation of your order by email.  Please read through the new instructions in the "On-Line Order Form" area at the bottom of this page.

Farm-To-Table weekly box options (in the "OTHER PRODUCE" section of the On-Line Order Form)... Pre-packed boxes for the week ending July 1st:

Bounty Box for $25.00 - 2lb potato, beet greens, snow peas, radishes, salad mix, green kale, basil, garlic scapes, cooking onion

Harvest Box for $40.00 -  2lb potato, beet greens, snow peas, radishes, salad mix, green kale, basil, garlic scapes, cooking onion, mini- cucumber, cherry tomatoes, cremini mushrooms, broccoli, zucchini

Fruit Bowl for $15.00 - 4 gala apples, 2lb banana, 2 packam pears, 1 orange, 1lb kiwi

Fruit Basket for $25.00 - 4 gala apples, 3lb banana, 2 packham pears, 1 orange, 1lb kiwi, 1 avocado, 1 lb strawberries

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Garlic Scape Pesto – a favourite from last year! Also more hummus and our signature vegan shepherds pie!

Beef Notes:

We will have more ground beef next week, as well as some pre-made burger patties! There are still lots of roasts and steaks available for the BBQ!  

For sides and split sides: We are taking orders now for late July delivery. Contact us for more info if you are interested. The price per lb is $5.10, based on the hanging weight.


Our $100 Beef Box, which has been very popular, is unfortunately Out of Stock until July.

Market Notes:
Barrie Downtown
- Saturday 8 – 12 outside on Mulcaster street beside Barrie City Hall

Orillia Downtown - Saturday 8 – 12:30 outside the public library

Gravenhurst Waterfront – Wednesday 9am – 2pm starting July 5th

 

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Order directly from our On-line Order form - now with SSL Security!   

Please read through these instructions before proceeding to the On-line Order page:

  • Use the drop-downs to enter the quantity of each item you need. (Note: To delete an incorrect entry just select the blank quantity).
  • Pay careful attention to the units for each product (i.e. "lb", "bag", "serving", "litre", "piece", "bunch", "pint", "box")  to make sure that you order the amount that you want. 
  • In the Checkout area, fill in Name and Email, use the box for "Special Request" if required, and fill in "Address" if you have chosen "Delivery".
  • Click on "I'm not a robot" (a security measure - green check mark required!) and "Submit" your Order. 
  • Please note: While building your order, do not leave the order page...if you navigate away from the On-line Order form, you will lose whatever you have entered and send in a blank order (embarrassing - your kids will snicker - even more than when it was a multi-tab form)!

Markets 

On Saturdays, we are at Barrie Farmers' Market from 8 am to 12 noon. Come see us outside this week! The market will set up on Mulcaster Street, with lots more room for vendors and shoppers.

We are back at the Orillia Farmers' Market this Saturday - 8 am to noon - at the Public Library, corner of West & Mississaga Streets in the heart of downtown Orillia. 

Pick-Up

You can come and do your own shopping at the farm between noon and 3 pm on Friday or pick up your order after 2pm (please place your pick-up order by Friday morning!

Deliveries

Minimum orders of $40.00 are always eligible for delivery in Orillia, Barrie and in between. If you are farther afield, let us know - we may have to add a delivery charge. Delivery times - between 4:00 and 6:00 pm on Thursday (place delivery orders by Thursday a.m., please). If you ask for delivery, we'll be in touch by email for directions.

*** Don't forget to place your order by Friday morning for farm pickup - use the On-line Order Form.

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