Fall Sap!

Williams Farm Update for December 22nd

Hi, This warm weather has been nice for working in the bush. Yesterday, the sap even started to run.  I had just drilled a hole to anchor a line and it started dripping! Usually, sap running at this time of year is short lived, so it’s not worth tapping. It won’t be long though! I’ll […]

Williams Farm Update for December 9th

Hi, Not enough snow here yet to ski….just another 10 cm would do it! It’s definitely feeling like winter here. We have 5 to 10 cm on the ground and it is cold. Kim and I spent yesterday bottling syrup for Christmas orders. The maple bushes are all checked and ready for the winter. On the […]


Williams Farm Update for November 25th

Hi, What change in the weather a week can bring! We’ve packed up all the harvesting and washing equipment and tucked it in the drive shed.  Kim and I actually got into the bush for a day to check on lines. There are trees down in some areas and animal chews in others.  A few […]

Williams Farm Update for Nov. 4th

Hi, Another sunny day….where’s my sunscreen?  Looks like the next week is going to be nice. That’s great, because we just need a few more nice days to finish off the harvest. We’ve made good progress on the carrots this week and the garlic is all planted now. The weather looks great for the Barrie […]


Williams Farm Update for Thanksgiving!

Hi, Another beautiful week!  This is the peak of our vegetable availability.  See the picture attached from last weeks market New this week are some diakon and salad radishes. Also, carrots and potatoes  in 5 lb. bags. Squash are now all out of the field and we have some beautiful pie pumpkins for your pumpkin […]

Williams Farm Update for September 29th

Hi, Despite a rainy Monday we had a great maple seminar here.  We were all soggy at the end of the day, but happy! We are picking up the pace of our harvesting now.  We will have bagged coloured carrots this week, and orange next week as well. We’ll also be bringing a good selection […]



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 […]