It’s time for pumpkins

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ūüéÉ ¬†It’s free to enter our farm’s pick your own pumpkin patch and there are lots of photo opportunities with¬†pumpkins and¬†corn. Fill a wheelbarrow for $35 or buy them individually for $.35/lb.

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ūüéÉ Straw bales, mums and corn stalks are available for your outdoor decorating.

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ūüéÉ ¬†Lots of ready-picked pumpkins, large and small gourds are available at both our locations.

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Harvest thoughts

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by Jay Reesor

After our farm market opens for the season in June the summer seems to go by so quickly! It seems like we just got the planting done, but now it’s harvest time. Our high school and university students have gone back to school¬†and now¬†fall is here.¬†¬†Even though summer is a lovely memory, fall brings us¬†good things like fresh apples and pumpkin pies. Speaking of pumpkins, it looks like a good crop, especially of small and medium-sized pumpkins. Their size reflects the dry summer that we had.

We are still picking great sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans and sunflowers. So it is a busy season around here and it makes me grateful for the quality staff that we have, not just at the farm and farm market, but also at our kitchen and our town market. I hope that Fall 2015 is a wonderful time for you!

Hoping for a wonderful warm autumn

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by Jay Reesor

It has been an unusual growing season. It started off late, stayed cool for most of the summer and now we are receiving some beautiful fall weather. Most farmers in our community are very happy to have this stretch¬†of good weather to ensure that their crops are ready for the season’s first frost.

I remember, clearly, 40 years ago in 1974 when our area had a very unseasonably early frost around September 8. The morning after that fateful night, immature corn was totally destroyed. The fields even smelled bad! It does not appear it will be a year like that, but crops are susceptible this time of year.

Do you still have some tomatoes, peppers or corn in your garden?  Keep hoping for some warm weather and keep the blankets handy to cover them up if necessary. Here is hoping for an amazing fall with a long stretch of Indian summer!

Celebrate Ontario’s harvest with the warmth & comfort of a fall meal

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Cooler autumn weather means hearty and comforting Ontario fall harvest foods are ready for you at our Stouffville and 9th Line locations. We’ll have our sweet corn until Thanksgiving at both locations too!

What’s new? Our Gingerbread Spice Muffins–they’re baked every Wed. They’re delicious and also gluten-free. Black Bean Burrito Casserole–stone-ground corn tortillas with a flavourful tomato, brown rice, bean, cheese, and black olive filling. Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Soup–sweet red peppers blended until creamy and smooth with potatoes, cream and spices.

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Our gingerbread spice muffins are gluten free & dairy free.

At our Main St., Stouffville market you’ll find our complete selection of ready-made fresh and frozen soups, entrees and salads including Harvest Gold Soup, lentil sausage soup, chicken pie in various sizes, Penne Alfredo, pumpkin & fruit pies, and Iced Pumpkin Squares. ¬†Here’s a link to a list of all of the¬†Entrees, Soups, and Salads¬†that we make.

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If you’re cooking soups or stews you’ll want beautiful Ontario Nantes carrots, kale, squash, potatoes, organic stewing beef, sausages or chicken. Packing school lunches? Try our natural cold cuts, our own breads, our best-selling molasses crinkle cookies, salads, and crunchy apples to fill the gap. At Reesor’s on the 9th Line come and be inspired to cook from our complete selection of ¬†Ontario-only fruits and vegetables: several varieties of apples, pears, plums, squash, beets, kale, leeks, onions, ¬†and on and on! ¬†Our freezers carry a selection of our most popular soups, entrees, and frozen meats too. And of course we have shelves full of ¬†pies, bread, muffins, butter¬†tarts and cookies.

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Your fall colour tour starts here

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Does your front porch need some colour now that summer flowers are ending? ¬†We have all you’ll need to decorate naturally at Reesor’s Farm Market on the 9th Line at Elgin Mills.

We are bursting with colourful mums, corn stalks, decorative corn, straw bales, all sizes of pumpkins from mini to extra-large ready-picked or in our pick your own patch, gourds and garden mums.

At Reesor’s in Stouffville you’ll find a selection of mums, cut flowers, fall planters, and also pumpkins a little later in the season.

Are you on Pinterest? We’ve pinned some of our favourite fall decor ideas here: ¬†http://www.pinterest.com/ReesorsMarket/autumn-decorating/

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We have lots of ready-picked pumpkins or you can pick your own pumpkins beside our Corn Maze.

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Jacob is part of our farm team chopping down corn stalks for front porches and party decor.

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We have all sizes of pumpkins from mini to extra-large.

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Mums & straw bales.

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Gorgeous gourds in all sizes & shapes.

Reesor’s Corn Maze is now open

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Our corn maze at Reesor’s Farm Market is fun and challenging for all ages. This year we’re charging a small fee to enter the maze and the proceeds go to the Stouffville Food Bank.

Come on into the maze, have fun and get up close and personal with corn!

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It’s a sea of orange in our Pick Your Own pumpkin fields

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Come join the fun picking your own pumpkins in our pumpkin patch at our farm at 10825 9th Line at Elgin Mills.

  • Fill one of our wheelbarrows for $35.
  • Pick 3 pumpkins for $25.
  • By weight, it’s 35 cents/lb.

Our pumpkin patch is open Mon.-Sat. 9:00-6:30 and there’s no charge to enter.

We also have lots of individually priced, ready-picked pumpkins on our wagons at our 9th Line market.

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Have a rest & take a photo after the corn maze or picking your pumpkins.

Our giant scarecrow is waiting….‚Ä®to have his picture taken with you

We welcome you to bring your family and friends to pick pumpkins in our pumpkin patch, take photos with our giant scarecrow and find your way through our corn maze.  They are all located just north of the farm market and are open during Market hours. 

You have lots of ways to choose pumpkins at Reesor Farm Market.

Untitled-4¬† Pick Your Own in our pumpkin patch. ¬†You can fill a wheelbarrow for $30 or you can pick individual pumpkins and we’ll weigh them for you in the market.

Untitled-4  Fill a wheelbarrow in the Farm Market for $35.

Untitled-4  Select pumpkins from the wagons at the Farm Market that are pre-priced according to size.

It’s Pumpkin Season

Do you start to get hungry for pumpkin pie around this time of year? Our kitchen and bakery staff are starting to bake up lots pumpkin pies, iced pumpkin squares, pumpkin muffins, and our famous Harvest Gold Soup (made with butternut squash).

At our Main St., Stouffville store we have lots of baking and pie pumpkins for baking and cooking and decorating.

At Reesor Farm Market we have lots of baking and pie pumpkins and individually priced large pumpkins and corn stalks and straw bales for decorating.

Our Pick Your Own Pumpkin fields will open about October 5. Please watch our Facebook page for updates.