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 […]

Williams Farm Update for June 16th

Hi, We’ll be away from the Barrie Farmers’ Market on Saturday June 17th, returning on June 24th. Sorry to be away for two weeks in a row, but a family matter calls. It’s been busy on the farm this week. The beds for the next planting of carrots and beets are done and being irrigated […]

Williams Farm at the Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival June 10th

Hi, Yes, the time has come once again to flock to downtown Midland and consume 150,000 butter tarts! We will be in the thick of it all with about 1000 maple butter tarts to sell and all our usual maple products. Kim Kerr makes our tarts and they are perfect: flaky handmade pastry, and delicious […]

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 […]