A mix of vegetables are grown seasonally on the farm with new varieties being grown and brought to market each year. Some of the vegetables are unfamiliar so we try to educate our customers by conversation and providing recipes.
Beans-green, beets, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce-salad bags, onions, peas-sugar snap, potatoes, radishes, squash-summer and winter, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips-summer
The orchard started out as a small hay field that was cultivated and then planted to 6000+ plants of haskaps. Next came the planting of raspberries, then strawberries, apples, sour cherries and plums. The fruit is at various stages of maturity - from strawberries and raspberries being ready to pick and sell to plum trees being planted in 2018.
Black currants, haskaps, apples, plums, raspberries, rhubarb, sour cherries, strawberries.
Kits For Kids - "All you need is a hammer!"
We originally made Kits For Kids as a family in 1997 with our three children. Together we spent many late hours and made kits seasonally for about 3 years. With our sales we purchased a tv, bunk bed, 2 mattresses, and a karaoke machine. That was a long time ago!
Well we have decided to make them again but this time it is now only Roger and I in the assembly line. The packaging has changed some but the kit remains the same-all you need is a hammer. There are three options - a feeder and 2 varieties of birdhouses.
We believe they help to develop motor skills, ability to read instructions, social interaction with a helper (if needed) and finally, the opportunity to enjoy nature as nature enjoys the completed project!
Misc. is the category that describes the many other ventures going on at the farm. These ventures include, but are not limited to:
Honey - the farm has a bee yard that serves a couple of purposes. It assists in the pollination of the vegetables and fruits grown and supplies us with delicious honey that we sell locally. The first extraction is mostly dandelion and wild flower mix, next is clover, alfalfa, then canola.
Microgreens - once you try microgreens in your salads, wraps, sandwiches you will want more! They are a mix of radish, sunflower, pea, brassica seeds grown in soil - rich in nutrients and flavor.
Succulents - I (Vicki) love succulents - what else is there to say! Various sizes and varieties are are brought to most markets.
Bread and baking - all of the bread and buns are sugar free as they are made with our honey. Buns are available in white and 50/50. Bread is available in white, 50/50, molasses grain, french loaf, parmesan herb loaf, raisin. The 50/50 and molasses grain varieties contain 50% flour made from locally produced wheat which we grind. The honey, as well as the home-ground grain, certainly contribute to the flavor and nutritional value of the bread and buns as the bran and wheat germ are left in the bread instead of being removed and sold as a bi-product.
Jams and jelly - not only are the jams and jellies made from the fresh fruit grown on our farm, they are sweetened with honey! Naturally nice!
Misc misc - farm eggs, sterling silver birthstone jewelry, handmade soap, sewing, crochet and knitted items, beaded jewelry. I just cannot quit crafting!