Williams Farm Update for Sept. 16th

Hi, Beautiful weather this week.  Two big projects on the go this week.  Picking a large order of orange carrot bunches for Mama Earth Organics in Toronto, and planting our winter cover crops. We’ve got 3 fields planted now with a rye/vetch mixture.  This will grow during the fall, survive the winter, and give us […]


Leader Maple Tubing Seminar, Monday, Sept. 26th

Leader Tubing Seminar 9 am to 3 pm, Monday Sept. 26 at: Williams Maple Syrup 2193 Wood Road Wyebridge, ON (Tay Township) Spend a hands on day with Leader VP Bruce Gillilan. Bruce’s seminars are informative for every size of producer! We will cover:  Design, installation, and maintenance of: 3/16″ and 5/16″ lateral lines main lines […]

Williams Farm Update for Sept. 9th

Hi, New items this week…. acorn squash $1/lb. beets (a few)  $3.50/4.00 per bunch (purple and coloured) It was nice to get some rain this week. We got about an inch at the farm….finally, we can take a break from irrigating! Time to think about garlic for the winter. I expect we will run out […]

Williams Farm Update for September 1st

Hi, Lots of really nice carrots this week. Next week I’ll be bringing some acorn squash too.  I can’t believe it’s Labour Day weekend already. Lots of young people heading to school next week.  My son Oliver  left for Vancouver today!  He’s going to study Kinesiology and then hopefully a masters in Physio.Suzanne is headed […]

Williams Farm Update for August 26th

Hi, Finally the carrots are ready!  We will have bunches of orange and coloured carrots this Saturday at market. Potatoes too! for the first time in a few year we are offering organic potatoes.  At the moment we have Yukon Golds, small to medium in size. Having a break in the weather has been great. […]

Carrots, August 24, 2016


Williams Farm Update for August 19th

Hi, I finally have some time to get back to my weekly updates!  With rain coming (5″ early this week) we aren’t irrigating continuously and we are starting to get our weeding under control. Our vegetables have been slow coming for a few reasons: we had a weed problem at the beginning of the season […]

Williams Farm Update for July 8

Hi, Pray for rain today!  Our new pond has been a blessing with this hot, dry weather, but irrigation isn’t quite the same as a good rain. I’m planting the last of our root vegetables today: some parsnips, diakon and for fun….rutabaga! Suzanne and I were away this past week. We visited our niece in […]

Williams Farm Update for June 16

Hi, Thanks to everyone who came and bought our butter tarts at the Ontario Butter Tart Festival this year. We were sold out by 3:15. Despite the questionable weather there was a huge turnout.  The festival organizer estimates that 100,000 butter tart were sold! The Garlic Scapes are ready! For those of you not in […]

Williams Farm at the Ontario Butter Tart Festival, Saturday June 11th

Hi, We’ll be away from the Barrie Farmers’ Market this weekend because we are attending the Ontario Butter Tart Festival in Midland! If you love butter tarts, there will be thousands of them available. Plus, lots of entertainment and other interesting vendors.    We make maple butter tarts for this event and they sell out […]


Williams Farm update May 20th – Rhubarb

Hi, The spring planting rush is really underway here now.  We planted onion sets yesterday and have some onion transplants going in today.  Next week the first carrots and beets will go in.  It’s just been too cold to get started! I’ve also been working on improving our irrigation system.  We are now the proud […]