Williams Farm Update for November 10th

Hi, This week was a case of just in time carrot harvesting. We finished our carrot harvest at noon on Thursday.  By 4 pm the equipment was cleaned up and put away and the carrots were in the cold storage.  The snow started at 5 pm! A little tighter than I’d like, but it worked.  […]

Williams Farm Update for Nov. 3rd

Hi, Looks like we may finally get a killing frost tonight. I can’t believe it’s November and we haven’t had one yet. We are almost done in the field.  A few beets and a few thousand pounds of carrots left that we will do next week when it stops raining. We now have bulk available […]

Williams Farm Update October 6th

Hi, Happy Thanksgiving! I’ll be bringing lots of carrots, garlic, beets and maple products to market. We had a busy week harvesting, washing and bagging everything for this weekend. I’ll be at the Barrie Farmers’ Market Saturday morning, but if you can’t make it there looks for some of our product at: Nicholyn Farms (maple […]

Williams Farm Update for September 29th

Hi, Back to the cold weather again.  Where are my long johns! We had a beautiful double rainbow here right before the rain hit this morning. I’ve attached a picture below. We’ve got our full compliment of product available now….carrots, beets, garlic and maple. Even some juicing carrots available.  Don’t forget to stock up for […]

Williams Farm Update for September 8th

Hi, Suddenly, we are well into September….how did that happen? Rain has continued to be a problem.  We have about 15 acres of land to work and plant with cover crops, but it has been too wet.  Thankfully, after today, it looks like we will have a stretch of dry weather. We’ll be busy cultivating, […]

Williams Farm Update August 18th

Hi, Coloured Carrots are ready to go! An extra week in the ground has sweetened them up nicely. Lots of garlic available too.  We’ll start having 5 and 10 lb. bags available at the end of the month. We’ve had a fairly typical week on the farm….weeding carrots, cleaning garlic,  working on firewood.  We are […]

Williams Farm Update August 11th

Hi, Carrots are finally ready!  Despite the cool, wet weather we will have orange carrots available at the Barrie Farmers’ Market and in the farm store. We should have coloured carrots available next week. Garlic braids are ready too for those of you that love to hang one up in your kitchen. We have some […]

Williams Farm Update for July 7th, Fresh Garlic!

Hi, Finally, a somewhat “normal” week! We are making progress planting our cover crops and with weeding the carrots and beets that have come up. New this week, fresh garlic!  Once we have taken the scapes off the garlic, the heads really start to grow and the cloves get spicy. We pull the not quite […]

Williams Farm Update for June 30th. Garlic scapes and carrots

It’s a little early but….Happy Canada Day! The Barrie Farmers’ Market will be open tomorrow and I’ll be there. I will have more baby carrots this week (2 lb. for $5, last years but tasty) and garlic scapes. Of course, our usual maple products. We have a good supply of maple butter right now. Next […]

Williams Farm Update for June 23rd

Hi! More rain! We only got one day to do tractor work in the fields this week….last year too dry, this year too wet.  We rarely get that Goldie Locks moment in farming….just right. I’ll have garlic scapes at the market this weekend. We started picking Tuesday and are about half way through now. Nestled […]