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Quick up-date!

I always think about the blog and never seem to make the time to add to it!!!! Winter bla time is coming to a close and spring is just around the corner! I have already smelled spring here on the farm. It's hard to explain, but it's the soil. This means lots of pictures and produce news is also around the corner via the blog! Ben and I are still doing Toronto markets, so our presence is there with our frozen foods, our own storage cabbage and the Saturday market manager has asked us to provide folks with more variety, so we are "reselling." Crops such as beets, carrots, broccoli, salad mix to name a few. I don't like selling what's NOT mine, but to benefit the market and knowing that we grow so much of our own, I'm doing it to benefit the market and keep folks happy. This will be short lived, as Ben and I just fired the middle greenhouse this week and all will be happy to hear we have seeded all our onions, heirloom tomatoes, herbs, lettuces, asian …

Hey Podge! This Perog is for you!!!

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After talking about it for months now, I have finally created GLUTEN FREE Perogies!!! I had one of the best market helpers ever this past season. Miss Padraigin Murphy, my little Irish helper, nicknamed 'Podge', informed me she has no problem shooting whiskey, but if she has a piece of bread or eggs, she would be 'hung over BAD' the next day. I watched her at market truly missing out on a lot of food I don't even think about while I'm scarfing it down. She was truly missing out. I promised I'd work on a gluten free version of my perogies for her. It was not easy. The consistancy of gluten free dough is very different, but if anyone can do it, my Ukrainian/Polish crew can!! I did trial runs. I still need public opinion. I do not want to sell food that doesn't taste awesome. I am creating organic prepared food with flavour AND fat! You will never get skinny on my food. I could use eggs in these new perogies, but I opted not to, especially for…

Baby Tomato is born and wants to say 'hello'!!

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The first of my tomatoes have (been born) germinated and are thriving! Again, I get carried away and have ordered many, many different varieties of heirloom tomatoes! Old favourites like Green Zebra, Pink Brandywine, Black Krim, Striped/Old German and some new faces including: Lime Green Salad, Plum Lemon, Southern Lights, Black from Tula and many, many more. Let's not brag this year (perhaps keep it dryer out in the patch) but I am planting more than last year, just not going to start screaming amounts until they are in the ground!! Lots of organization to keep it all in check, but also a hell of a lot of fun too!! I will also be selling some plants this year. Tried and tested varieties great for patios or small garden spaces. Particularly our very popular Sweet Baby Girl the super, super sweet red cherry tomatoes, along with it's partner in crime: Sun Sugar, the super sweet yellow cherry tomatoes!! Plants will be sold well established for an affordable price with …