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.”
The past month found us struggling with intense Internet and Wi-Fi issues here at the farm (which is something most of you can probably relate to!) Many frustrating issues have been completely resolved and I am back on track to keep you interested and informed about what’s going on here at the farm. This blog is simply called “What’s Growing.” This past weekend we had beautiful weather and all our crops benefited from it. The potatoes are just coming into flower which means tiny spuds are forming underground. The sweet corn seems to be recovering from a rather rocky start with the cold, wet spring we had. The pumpkins and squash have been planted and are forming some really nice looking seedlings. And the winter wheat is tall and beautiful. To have a look at what was growing at our farm two years ago you can visit “Tater Tales July 18th What’s Growing.”
Sweet corn anyone?! We are pleased to let your know that our first sweet corn is for sale at the farm door starting today. Come and enjoy the taste of summer with our sweet corn and potatoes. We also have our first flats of Ontario field tomatoes available. Hope to see you soon! For directions to our farm as well as our hours of operation you can visit “Contact Us.”
The potatoes have all been planted and we continue to work away at planting sweet corn. Who better to keep a watchful eye on the planting process than man’s best friend? You may think RJ is the one planting the sweet corn but Murray knows better! Without him in the cab helping who knows what would happen? You can learn more about how we grow our sweet corn crop and when you can expect to be eating the bounty by visiting “Sweet Corn – Coming Soon!”
As summer begins to wind down and we begin to plan for back to school and back to work, our produce stand is at the peak of its season here at the farm. This is the first weekend we have our brand new Yukon Gold potatoes for sale in addition to our mini white potatoes. The sweet corn is picked fresh daily and is simply divine. To tease your taste buds a little bit more, we have some of Ontario’s finest field tomatoes, carrots and onions available. If you have never tasted the difference that #eatlocal produce makes in your dinner, we invite you to stop in at the farm. We also have free recipes and giant colouring posters for the kids. You can visit “What We Offer – At The Door” for more information and directions to the farm. Have a great weekend!
Do you know what you’re having for dinner tonight? How about some sweet corn? We are pleased to let you know our sweet corn stand is up and running today! Whether you are planning a trip to the cottage, heading off on a road trip or enjoying a “stay-cation” for this August long weekend, be sure to stop in at the farm to pick up some of the first sweet corn of the season. We also have free giant colouring posters for the kids available at the door, which could come in handy if it rains this weekend. (And it’s quite possible it will during this rainy summer.) Enjoy your weekend! You can visit “What We Offer – At The Door” for more information and directions to the farm.
To quote a famous author “A River Runs Through It.” And let me tell you, there is NOT supposed to be a river running through our sweet corn fields. Our fields here are generally very sandy and drain quite well. But this summer there has been too much rain for our fields to handle. As you can see from these pictures, water is rushing from the forests and pooling in the fields. Hopefully the rain will cease, the fields will dry up and the little sweet corn plants won’t drown. To see a video of RJ planting sweet corn in the extremely dry conditions of the summer of 2016 you can visit “Sweet Corn – Coming Soon!”
Thompson Potato Farm
Farming is fascinating!