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.”
I have often wondered why winter is personified as a cranky old man. Today we definitely found out why. Blustery, crusty, cranky weather descended upon us with a vengeance! Just yesterday John was working as fast as he could to wrap up as many fall chores as possible before the snow fell hard. This picture shows him using a soil saver cultivator in light snow. As you can probably surmise from its name, the cultivator plays an essential role in improving our soil. It loosens the ground that has been compacted by heavy equipment, improves water drainage, works up the organic manure and is invaluable in preventing wind erosion over the winter. To find out a little more about our fall field work you can visit “Fall Field Chores.”
We still have a nice selection of homegrown winter squash available at the farm door. The pepper squash grown by John & Curtis is very similar to acorn squash. The light orange flesh is ideal for mashing and adds a splash of vivid colour to your dinner plate. This recipe is super simple, it can be made the day ahead and leftovers are freezer friendly. The squash is lightly sweetened with brown sugar and dusted with cinnamon to create a veggie dish that kids will gobble up. Click on the PDF file above to download or print the recipe. To have a look at our signature recipes you can visit “Spud Smarts – About Cooking Potatoes.” Bon Appétit!
Thompson Potato Farm
Farming is fascinating!