Williams Farm Update for May 5th

Hi, First day outside at the Barrie Farmers’ Market! Oliver will be setup in our usual spot on Mulcaster on Saturday May 6th. I know the weather doesn’t look great, but what else will you do if don’t attend?  You certainly won’t be able to do yard work and gardening!  Will the rain ever end. […]

Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival this Saturday

Hi, I won’t be at the Barrie Farmers’ Market this weekend because of……The Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival! Come for the: Pancake breakfast Live music Log sawing contest food vendors Midway And of course….Maple Syrup!  Our booth is on the main street (Queen), in front of the community hall. We’ll have lots of maple products and […]

Williams Farm Update for April 7th

Hi, We’ve reached the end of another syrup season. Unexpectedly, it’s another record year for us! 1.54 litres of syrup per tap. That’s 10% higher than last years 1.4 L/tap. Lightening doesn’t usually strike twice in farming. We may have been able to get a bit more the last couple of days, but our wood […]

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 […]