Coming soon to a restaurant near you. These posters are going to be distributed throughout the GTA to some of our favourite places to eat…our customers businesses! I am hoping to get out of the office and deliver as many of these as I can personally. I’m looking forward to meeting many customers that I’ve been talking to for years on the phone. Thank you to all of you for supporting #eatlocal and your local farmers. You can visit “About Growing Potatoes” to learn more about how the farming process works here at the farm.
Hidden inside the yellow buckets of this planter are one of the most anticipated items we grow here at the farm. Sweet corn seeds! Our phones are already starting to ring with anxious customers calling in to find out if our corn is ready. Not yet. Curtis has been planting our sweet corn for many weeks now. He staggers the planting so we always have one patch of super fresh sweet corn to pick for our customers. Looking forward to seeing you at the produce stand in August! You can visit “Out-Standing In Their Field” to learn more about the men who hand pick all our corn.
Many thanks to editor Blair at the East Gwillimbury Bulletin who asked me to write another story for our town’s monthly newspaper. This time the article was for the Father’s Day section of the newspaper. Reflecting on the experiences I had with my dad and the influences my father had on my life was a truly wonderful trip down memory lane. I hope all of you have a chance to celebrate your dad today! You can visit “BJ’s Christmas Story” to read an article I wrote for the December edition of the Bulletin newspaper.
Father’s Day is quickly approaching. If you’re stressing about getting something special for the man who says he has everything, look no further. I got you covered! Steak and loaded potato kabobs. Yum! Thinly sliced potatoes are skewered with a colourful medley of marinated vegetables, wrapped in foil and grilled on the BBQ. Serve this with dad’s favourite cut of meat and you will be sure to impress.
Click on the PDF document above to print or download the recipe file. If you’re looking for more inspiration you can visit “Camp Lake Baked Potatoes” for another BBQ potato recipe or have a look at my signature dishes at “Spud Smarts – About Cooking Potatoes.” Bon Appétit!
Yes. We need rain. In fact, I can’t even remember the last time it rained. This video of Curtis preparing land to plant a cover crop makes me feel like I’m living through the famous Dust Bowl of the 1930’s in the USA. Our next job is going to be irrigation if it doesn’t rain soon. And since everyone hates irrigating, please do us a favour and do a little rain dance today! You can visit “Baby It’s Dry Outside” to learn more about how irrigation works at our farm.
Thompson Potato Farm
Farming is fascinating!