It's time to thank all the producers who have been supplying all of us with tasty veggies throughout the winter months.
Two of those hard working people are Brian and Ruth who own and run Burt's Greenhouses in Odessa. Even in the winter this place is a hub of activity.
Known for their wonderful spring annual, perennials, vegetables seedlings and shrubs, they have also ventured into supplying many of us with amazing sweet potatoes and tasty tender greens from their greenhouses throughout the winter months.
Yeah, no more need for tasteless imported winter salad greens! They grow a variety of herbs, arugula, mizuna, beet greens, lettuce, and mustard – all in trays of earth. With environmental concerns very important to them, they choose biological pest control and also use biomass to heat their greenhouses.
Yet another of the out of the box thinkers that make living in Eastern Ontario a great place to be.
Their Sweet Potatoes have been so popular though that they are running out of them, so now is the time to enjoy them before they are gone. Try our Roasted Sweet Potatoes yummy! Love all the different coloured ones...
Recipe of the week
Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes
2 1/2 lb Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces – Burt's Greenhouses
1/3 cup Maple Syrup – Gunnebrooke Farm
2 tbsp Butter, melted – Stirling Water Buffalo Farm
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
Pepper and Salt to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
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.