“In challenging times, it’s the things we take for granted that matter the most.” This commercial poignantly defines what is needed to keep the food supply chain running from the farmers to your kitchen table. And why am I putting an ad for a trucking company on our social media? Wait for it. If you would like to learn more about our farm you can visit “BJ’s Radio Interview” to hear her speak on 105.9 The Region.
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.”
It’s always a pleasant surprise to get a text from a friend informing you that your farm has been highlighted in a local newspaper. “From Their Farms To Your Fork” was written by Blair Matthews and is published in the November edition of the East Gwillimbury Bulletin. Blair’s article highlights his experience at three of the seven farms on the Farm To Fork Tour: King Cole Ducks, the Sharon Mushroom Farm and Thompson Potato Farm. Luckily he arrived at our farm as the tour was winding down so he was privy to an extended behind the scenes tour that included climbing up on the bin filler to have a closer look at how our potato storage equipment operates. It was a pleasure speaking with Blair and I hope he comes back again one day! To read the entire article click on the PDF file above. For more information about the tour you can visit “Tater Tales Sept 29th: Farm To Fork Thanksgiving Tour.”
We are thrilled to be participating in the second annual East Gwillimbury Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour taking place this weekend on Saturday, September 30th. This self-guided tour features stops at local farms where you can learn about farming as well as purchase everything you need for your Thanksgiving dinner. Our kid friendly stop features a mini potato dig, mini colouring pages for our Spud Wall of Fame, interactive display boards about nature on a farm and giant colouring posters to take home. For the adults we offer complimentary recipes, recipe booklets, fall decorative items and farm fresh local produce. I will be staffing an educational section explaining how we plant, grow and store potatoes over the winter. Hope to see you there! To find out more about the tour or to purchase wristband tickets you can visit www.experienceEG.ca
Buying fresh food from local farms is a great way to serve a special meal anytime of the year. Click on the URL below to read about some local farms that are open to the public in York Region as written by reporter Simon Martin. The article was published in the Vaughan Citizen on Thursday, December 8, 2016.
BJ has a new job title: Media Spokesperson. This interview about potato farming in York Region originally aired on 105.9 The Region on Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th, 2016. Click on the audio link to hear the entire interview.
Fall is here. It brings to my mind crisp, clear days followed by cool nights, brilliant colours, and the bounty of farm fresh food. What better way to spend a beautiful fall weekend than touring our local countryside? We are thrilled to announce that we will be participating in the first East Gwillimbury Farm To Fork tour taking place on Saturday, October 1st. This self-guided tour features stops at local farms where you can purchase everything you need for your Thanksgiving dinner. Stops include The Sharon Temple, Rose Family Farm, Brooks Farm, Sharon Mushroom Farm, Bill's Turkey Farm, King Cole Ducks, and of course Thompson Potato Farm. For more information, click on the URL below. We hope to see you next weekend!
It’s always interesting to see how your farm is viewed from someone else’s perspective! Click on the URL below to read all about our farm as written by reporter Simon Martin. The article was published in the East Gwillimbury Express on Thursday, September 8, 2016.
Thompson Potato Farm
Farming is fascinating!