April Showers bring May flowers. With all the rain this week might be a good time to start thinking about bog gardens. I am seeing lots of potential in our low spots in our fields for ponds! (Subtle hint to my family). Imagine all of the edible plants we could grow!
There are lots of fun activities for families to enjoy this month. The town of Delta is hosting their annual Maple Syrup Festival on Easter weekend. After you have filled up on pancakes loaded with maple syrup stop by our market and pick out the fixings for your Easter feast. We will have a selection of fresh turkeys, smoked hams, lamb and tasty pies for dessert. Call ahead to reserve so you are not disappointed.
The weather is supposed to be mild for Easter weekend so take a sneak peak in our greenhouse and start planning your gardens. We will also have a list of our spring transplants available for you to take home so you will know what to expect in the upcoming months. We are very excited about our new selection of heritage tomato transplants saved from our own seeds.
Save This Date on your Calendar: Our first event for the season is on April 30th.
It is a Spring Celebration Event. Meet local farmers, artisans, bakers who will be on site selling their wares. We just got word that Jasper Apple Farm will be coming to our event with a selection of their Apple saplings and That Bear Root Gardens will be on site with their organic seeds.
Mid to late April is a great time to sow your first cold season plants (spinach, peas, lettuce onion sets, cabbage, radishes). It’s also a great time to plant bareroot perennial fruit – and we will have a good selection.
Our Farm Fresh takeout will be serving up a tasty lunch made with local ingredients.
Bring the kids for our annual Spring Scavenger Hunt. It is a good time to come out from Hibernation and enjoy a day in the country and help celebrate the beginning of a local food filled year .
This Week's Recipe: A Touch of Spring
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup sunflower oil – Kricklewood Farm
1/4 cup apple cider – Halls Apple Market
1 tsp oregano – Burt’s Greenhouses
3 cloves garlic, crushed – Forman Farm
4 lbs lamb stew, cut into 1 inch cubes – Mcoll Farm
2 medium onions, cut into 1 inch pieces – Peter Oetelar
2 red sweet peppers cut into 1 inch pieces – Suntec Greenhouses
Serve over a bed of greens of choice.
Have a Great Week.
Rick & Wendy & Leigha
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Wendy Banks is a 6th generation farmer from Lyndhurst, Ontario. She runs Wendy's Country Market with her husband, Rick Trudeau.