Reesor’s Farm Market is now open for the season

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Welcome to a new farm market season shopping in the fresh air at Reesor’s Farm Market. Our returning and new staff are ready to serve you bringing you the best of our farm and other Ontario farms at 10825 Ninth Line, Markham at Elgin Mills Rd.

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Let’s eat! Tomatoes!

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We’re picking our Romas and field tomatoes now. They’re available in bushels, half-bushels, 3 litre baskets and by weight.

There’s nothing quite like a grown-in-the-field Ontario tomato on our Pilgrim bread with mayonnaise or Jay’s favourite way with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkling of salt.

If you’re interested in canning tomatoes or other Ontario produce we recommend the tested recipes on the Bernardin website (the folks who make canning jars and lids). Or check out our Pinterest board for more preserving ideas.

http://www.bernardin.ca/recipes/tomato-sauce.htm
https://www.pinterest.com/ReesorsMarket/canning-preserving/

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Parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme–our garden centre is now open

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You know summer’s on the way when we open our outdoor garden centre. This week we brought in colourful hanging baskets, lots of lovely herbs for transplanting, potted tomatoes and hanging strawberry baskets (complete with ripening strawberries). Keep checking every week because more plants will keep coming in.

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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!

Reesor’s Farm Market is now open for the season

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The past few weeks we’ve been scrubbing, painting and moving shelving and check-out counters around at our farm market at 10825 Ninth Line, readying it for you for the summer.

Inside the market you’ll find a new cut flower stand, hanging baskets for the shade, lots of Ontario strawberries, rhubarb, greenhouse vegetables, and all your favourite baking.  Outside you’ll find our hanging baskets for the sun, vegetables and tomatoes to transplant into your garden, plus two benches to relax and enjoy some cookies after you shop.

We’re all looking forward to welcoming you back to shopping in the fresh air at the farm.

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