Come to our on farm Market for fresh vegetables picked from the fields every day, starting with asparagus in May, new potatoes, zucchini, peas in June, and as the summer progresses sweet corn in July.
In the Fall the fields are full of fresh vegetables ready for harvest. We have green and purple kale, white, green, yellow and purple cauliflower, red, green and savoy cabbages, brussel sprouts, turnips, leeks, carrots, beets, onions, red and white potatoes, turnips, celery and squash, pumpkins, gourds in September /October....
We have straw bales, corn stalks, Indian corn.
You will never want to eat a tomato sold in a grocery store once you have tasted our tomatoes.....
We grow our beefstake, red, field tomatoes in our greenhouse so that you can enjoy real tomatoes early in the season. We hope to have fresh, hand picked tomatoes from our vines until beyond the end of October.
We also grow heritage orange and yellow large tomatoes. They have a milder taste and lower acidic content. Added to our selection of heirloom tomatoes is our black- purple Black Prince tomatoes. They look very different but taste amazing.
As well we grow red and orange cherry tomatoes. Great for snacking on and easy to pop in your mouth as you are traveling. 'Cherry tomatoes are so sweet they taste like candy!'
All season long we have fresh Ontario fruits from apples to watermelon...
We all wait for the first strawberries to come ready in the Spring. Usually around the middle of June the first Ontario strawberries are ready. We have fresh picked strawberries available by the flat and the quart while the season lasts.
By mid July we have raspberries, blueberries, plums and apples. But don't forget the strawberries- during the summer ever bearing varieties give us wonderful Ontario strawberries until the first frost!
Finally by August, Ontario peaches and nectarines, cantaloupes and watermelon are in season.
Late August my dad's apples are ready to be picked and brought into our market. From early, tart, Macintosh to sweet, red Spartans and golden Delicious, there is nothing like a crisp new apple to munch on.
On a farm where the pollination of flowers is really important for the production of fruits like pumpkins, gourds, beans and tomatoes, we need honey bees. And because we have a bee yard, we also have honey.
Our honey is unpasturized and absolutely pure--extracted from our hives and sold in our market.
Did you know that unpasturized honey is the only food that never goes bad?
Honey helps with seasonal allergies too. I take a coffee spoon in the morning and evening-- not in tea or coffee-- just on toast or in lemon water or straight from the spoon. My allergies are no nothing like they used to be! Try it for yourself.
Kettleby Herb Farms herb oils, mustards and vinegarettes are now available in our market.
Herb oils are vegetable oils infused/steeped with herbs. These herbs are organically grown by the Kettleby Herb Farms, harvested at their peak and infused in Olive oil. Once the oils are saturated with the herb they are twice filtered for clarity and bottled. Herb oils should be stored in the fridge, but allowed to come to room temperature before using. They have a storage period of 1 year. Come by and try their Absolutely Garlic, Radically Rosemary, and Boldly Basil oils today!
How and Where To use Herb Oils:
Herb oils can be substituted any time you use a normal cooking oil- salad dressings, marinades, sauces, stir fry, sauteing, roasting or grilling vegetables, potatoes or meat potatoes or tossed in freshly cooked pasta.
Also try using them for "drizzling" on fresh bread or as a dipping oill for breads or appetizers.
So What is 'Garlic Unleashed?'
If you liked garlic expressions--you will love 'Garlic Unleashed' by Kettleby Herb Farms. 100% All Natural* Gluten Free* Cholesterol Free Low Salt & Less Calories than traditional dressings.
Each bottle is individually prepared using their organically grown fresh garlic along with a special blend of organic herbs and spices; Apple Cider Vinegar from Northern Ontario and Sunflower oil from the Canadian mid-west.
Garlic Unleashed is well suited to a variety of applications from salad dressing to marinades to grilling and stir fry sauces, or try it as a dipping sauce for breads and veggies.
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