I am proud to showcase the beautiful pumpkins grown by my sons John & Curtis. This year one of the pumpkin patches was planted in the field next to my house. It was interesting to watch them grow over the summer. And now they are ready for your Thanksgiving décor and for your Hallowe’en jack-o-lanterns. They also have grown white pumpkins, butternut squash, pepper squash and spaghetti squash. You can visit “At The Door” to see pricing, our hours of operation and directions to the farm.
And just like that it’s sweet corn season! This weekend we will be opening our sweet corn stand with Norfolk County corn while we wait for our own crop to be ready. We also have baskets of new potatoes ready and waiting for you. Enjoy our fresh and local produce while it’s in season. You can visit “At The Door” for more information about our hours and location.
We are still open to the general public. In order to keep our food supply safe, we have made a few modifications. We have moved our self-serve produce section outside. There are plenty of potatoes, carrots and onions available. Please do not enter the building as we must keep our employees healthy. We request that you do not come to the farm at all if you have been travelling recently or are sick. For our address and directions to the farm you can visit “Contact Us.”
This video was shot in the fall for a segment in Snapd magazine that featured the farms that were participating in the East Gwillimbury Farm To Fork Tour. Perhaps some people would call this an infomercial. But since I am writing this blog I choose to call it my acting debut! Not bad considering there was no script and the only sets were the ones we picked that day as we roamed the farm in the Kubota. Many thanks to Mack for capturing the essence of our farm in this 26 second clip. To find out more about what we offer at the farm door to the general public you can visit “What We Offer – At The Door.”
We certainly have enough pumpkins to share with everyone! John & Curtis grew several different varieties of pumpkins this year. All the orange pumpkins are a lovely shade of orange and are perfectly shaped. They also grew giant white pumpkins if you are looking for something a little bit different. They have you covered no matter what you want for your Halloween jack-o’-lantern! To see some picture of the boys planting their crop last year you can visit “Pumpkins & Squash.”
Life is busy here at the farm! The sweet corn still on and the potato harvest is in full swing. The Farm To Fork Tour is just one week away so we are really starting to prepare for all our visitors. And there are pumpkins and squash to pick. Every pumpkin is carefully selected and hand harvested. This photo shows one load coming back to the farm in anticipation of a very busy selling period for the fall produce. We are open to the general public daily from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information about the award winning Farm To Fork Tour you can visit http://experienceeg.ca/farm-to-fork/ To have a look at the photos we took here at our farm on the tour you can visit “Farm To Fork Tour Recap.”
Does Friday the 13th strike fear into your heart and leave you afraid to leave the house? Or is just another day in the calendar for you? As luck would have it, none of our produce is on the list of unlucky food! The sweet corn is the best is has been all season, the new potatoes are freshly dug, and we still have beautiful local tomatoes, carrots and more for sale at the farm door. All ladders have been removed from the property, there are no broken mirrors, and the black cats have been herded into the barn! Come and enjoy the local produce before your luck runs out and it disappears for the season. For our hours of operation and directions to the farm you can visit “Contact Us.”
What better way to celebrate the Labour Day long weekend than with a closer look at all the dedicated and hardworking people who work at our farm? From picking sweet corn to packing potatoes to stocking the sweet corn stand to delivering our product, we wouldn’t be where we are today without their help. And don’t forget about our stall at the Ontario Food Terminal, the office staff, the field work involved in growing our crop and Murray our dog who oversees everything! You can visit “The Faces Of Our Farm Part I” to read more about Don Thompson who is the man responsible for starting this entire operation way back in 1943. Happy Labour Day everyone!
What’s for dinner tonight? We are open all weekend and are proud to offer some of Ontario’s freshest and finest produce at the farm door. Hope to see you soon! Our address, hours of operation and directions to the farm can be found at “Contact Us.”
Sweet corn anyone?! This weekend we will be opening our sweet corn stand with Norfolk County corn while we wait for our own crop to be ready. We are also pleased to offer a selection of new potatoes hand dug by Johnny & Curtis to complement the first Ontario field tomatoes of the season. Come and enjoy the bounty of fresh, local food! To have a peek at one of my most popular recipes featuring sweet corn you can visit “Mexicana Sweet Corn Salad Recipe.”
Thompson Potato Farm
Farming is fascinating!