Saturday February 29th, 2020 is the 16th Anniversary Open House for Reesor’s Market & Bakery. We’ll have free coffee all day, lots of food sampling, lucky draws and more. More details coming soon.
Reesor’s Café is open Monday-Saturday from 8am to 3pm with delicious espresso-based drinks, chai latte, tea latte, and hot chocolate. We also have our own panini, quiches and salads. Eat in or take out. Our brewed coffee is available all day.
Stop in and enjoy one of our Valentine’s hot drinks, such as the Sweet Heart Red Velvet Hot Chocolate or the Chocolate Strawberry Tea Latte.
It has been a good year here on the farm. All of our main crops did really well including the strawberries, sweet corn and pumpkins, despite some very wet weather in the spring and very dry weather in the summer. Our early green bean crop, however, was totally rained out in the spring and was almost a total failure.
Usually seen on a tractor in the summer, Jay spends some time helping out at our town market in the winter.
I am grateful for our successes and for all of the people who helped with our crops including my farmer nephew Grahame, and neighbours Jacob Reesor and Peter Reesor. These guys all worked really hard in the strawberry, sweet corn and pumpkin fields to contribute to a successful cropping year.
What do we do with our failures? Our green bean crop was so bad most of it was not worth harvesting. We can quit and feel sorry for ourselves or we can learn from our failures, make improvements and move on. That’s what we’re doing with the green beans and I have found that’s the best recipe for success with personal failures as well.
I hope all of our readers have a wonderful Christmas season and a peaceful and rewarding new year.
New this year are gorgeous, handmade, hardwood bread boards made by young Stouffville woodworker Alex Tachdjian. He makes them in various shapes, sizes and combinations of maple and walnut.
It’s that chocolate time of year! New at Reesor’s this year are Belgian chocolates made by Aunt Sarah’s of Thornhill. Everyone who has been tasting the samples brought to us by Erin Brazier the daughter of chocolatier Peter Brazer has been loving them. There are boxed chocolates, bark and bars.
A gift of food is always appreciated and our already-assembled gift boxes, the Taste of Summer or the Breakfast Box, are filled with our most popular foods. Or we can custom assemble boxes for you. Ordering and shipping info is here: Reesor’s Gift Boxes
Can’t decide what to put in a gift box? We offer gift certificates in any amount, so your family and friends can choose their own favourite foods.
Underneath this biodegradable mulch little sweet corn and green bean seedlings are thriving.
Reesor’s Farm Market will open for the season on Thurs. June 8th at 9:00 a.m. Summer isn’t far away!
Our bakers are pulling out all the stops this week with lots of chocolate for you and your mom.
- Chocolate-Drizzled Pecan Pies–mini & regular-sized
- Nutella Cheesecake
- Turtle Cake–a chocolate layer cake with rich caramel sauce between the layers, chocolate frosting and pecans embedded on the sides.
- Hummingbird Cake–banana layer cake with pineapple, coconut, pecans and cream cheese frosting.
- Nutella Swirl Buns–our week-end Cinnamon Buns made with Nutella and no cinnamon. They were a hit at Easter.
- Coconut and chocolate macaroons
And NEW! NEW! NEW!
We have cream puffs! They are tender puffs filled with pastry cream that has been gently mixed with whipped cream and then dipped in chocolate.
You can place your order for any of our baking by calling us at 905-640-2270.
Fresh flowers will brighten your mother’s day! Jay selected lots of beautiful cut flowers and hanging patio baskets this week for you to give your mom or to brighten up your own home. Maybe there’s someone who is like a mother to you who will be happy to see you and your gift of flowers.
by Jay Reesor
Ever wonder what is on a farmer’s to do list in mid-April? Just in case you’re interested, here is what is on our list for the next few weeks.
This was the winter of flat tires, so we called in the tire repair guys to fix two flats on two different tractors and replace our cultivator’s tires. Then we have to replace the points on some of the cultivator shanks as they are worn out. Next we have to get the corn planter out and make sure everything is working well to get the seeds planted at just the right depth and properly firmed into the soil. Next priority is to make sure all the oil and filters are changed on the tractors and all of the equipment is greased and ready to go when we get a sunny, dry day. As well, any day now we need to take the straw off the strawberries with a small tractor and rake and then walk the entire field to touch up any areas that the machine didn’t do well. Yep. It’s going to be a busy few weeks!
I wish each of our readers a wonderful spring season!
by Jay Reesor
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. At least it is for farmers because it’s the beginning of a brand new season. Over the winter Grahame and I were planning seed varieties, new crops to try, new equipment for those crops and now we finally get to put our plans into action! What’s terrific is that Mother Nature has also been cooperating with a generous amount of drying weather so that we can be on the land.
Here it is just May 6 and we have sweet corn and green beans planted and already out of the ground, as well as a good chunk of our new strawberry plants transplanted. So, it’s an exciting time of the year. (Look closely in the photo above and you can see the green bean plants staying warm under the corn-based, biodegradable plastic.)
Thanks to our transplanting team, Grahame on the tractor, Peter, Doc and Lukki our 2017 strawberry crop is in the ground. Thinking about planting a garden this year? Just remember, the best food is the food you grow yourself. Plant on!
Brighten the day of your mother or someone else special to you with the beautiful bouquets we brought in this week. Roses, tulips, carnations and of course mums!
Make your mother’s day sweet with luscious milk and decadent dark chocolate Sea Salted Caramels or Smoothies from Thompson Chocolates of Toronto.
Making dinner for mom? Try our Mediterranean Chicken made with mixed roasted sweet peppers (Rachel is making it above) or Baked Ziti with some side salads and bread.
Add one of our super-cute daisy layer cakes or an apricot lemon crostata and you’re golden.