What is Happening

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Markets Are Opening

Aug. 9, 2020

We are pleased to announce that farmers' markets are opening and we'll be a two of them!

Starting Thursday Aug 13 through to September 10 we will be at the Rockton Fairgrounds from 3 to 7 pm. We will be at Connons Fall Market Saturdays from Aug. 22 through to Oct 17 from 9 am to 1 pm. See the Markets page tor details.

We look forward to see you at one (or both).

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Hi Everyone!

Here’s a list of what we plan to have available for our CSA shares this summer.  The total cost is $500 for twenty weeks with an estimated value of $25/week.  This will feed approximately 2-4 people.  We could do double shares if needed but we do have a limited number of shares available, so please let us know as soon as possible.  We will provide you with fresh produce each week from what we have ready at the time, with some choice in items when possible.  We may occasionally include some of our preserves as well.  Assuming we can access our commercial kitchen as planned, we can also substitute preserves for weeks you will be away with advance notice, plus you can always purchase extras.  We hope to have centralized delivery depots with deliveries beginning the week of May 30 and continuing until Thanksgiving.

If you would like fresh produce from us but are not ready to commit to a full season CSA, we may be able to take weekly orders, as we are uncertain at this point if market will be running this season.  If market is a go, we plan to be at Waterdown Farmer’s Market from early August to Thanksgiving.  It is located at the Legion in Watertown on Saturdays from 8am to 1 pm.

Most of our produce we plan to grow ourselves, but we hope to offer some extras from other local farmers with similar growing practices as well.  We are not certified organic, but we do follow ecological and organic principles.  Many of our vegetables are heirloom varieties and our seed providers do not knowingly sell GMO seeds.

If you have any there questions, please feel free to contact us.

Here’s what we plan to grow for the CSA:

  • Green garlic
  • green onions
  • rhubarb
  • radishes
  • beets
  • spinach
  • kale
  • lettuce
  • Swiss chard
  • sugar snap peas
  • shelling peas
  • carrots
  • cabbage
  • garlic scapes
  • nettle
  • cress
  • tomatoes (several varieties)
  • cherry tomatoes
  • sweet peppers
  • hot peppers (several varieties)
  • potatoes
  • zucchini
  • string beans
  • yellow onions
  • red onions
  • French shallots
  • garlic
  • eggplant
  • tomatillos
  • ground cherries
  • radicchio
  • sunchokes
  • asparagus
  • raspberries
  • herbs (several varieties)
  • edible flowers
  • sunflower shoots

We may also have: 

  • cucumber
  • squash
  • cantaloupe
  • turnip
  • parsnips
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • leeks

Hendry Farms Seedlings for Sale 2020

Send your order to connie@hendryfarms.ca. We will get back to you to confirm details.

We offer the following varieties with four plants to a pack for $3/pack:

Heirloom Tomatoes:

  • San Marzano
  • Bonny Best
  • Brandywine Red
  • Riesenstraube
  • Sicilian Saucer
  • Beefsteak
  • Watermelon Beefsteak
  • Mortgage Lifter
  • Marvel Striped
  • Cuore di Bue
  • Stupice
  • Old German
  • Black Krim

Cherry/Small Tomatoes:

  • Tiny Tim
  • Yellow Pear
  • Red Pear

Hybrid Tomato:

  • Subarctic Plenty

Other:

  • Marigold - Safari
  • Marigold - Lemon Gem
  • Petunia - mixed
  • Tomatillo - Toma Verde
  • Tomatillo - Deep Purple
  • Ground Cherry - Aunt Molly’s
  • Eggplant - Rosa Bianca
  • Sweet Pepper - California Wonder

Hot Peppers:

  • Jalapeno
  • Serrano
  • Cayenne
  • Padron

Yellow onion sets: $3/ bag (about a half pound)

We also offer the following herbs and flowers in small pots for $2/pot:

  • Parsley - flat
  • Parsley - curled
  • Basil - Eleanora
  • Basil - Cinnamonette
  • Sage
  • Summer Savoury
  • Chives
  • Garlic Chives
  • Thyme
  • Bunching Onion
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lemon Bergamot
  • SOLD OUT - Lavender
  • Sorrel
  • Borage
  • Calendula

Last week of February, 2019

Putting the word out

We’re looking forward to the coming 2019 farming season.  In order to promote sustainability and help keep our costs low, we’ve compiled a wish list of items that would be helpful to us on the farm.  If you or someone you know could help us with any of these items, please contact us to let us know.  If you have something you think we might find useful that isn’t on our list, feel free to contact us about such items as well.  At this point we are looking for donations only, although if you have a good source of organic manure at a fair price, we would be interested in knowing.  Thanks!

Here’s the wish list:

  • organic well-rotted manure
  • canning jars and lid rings, any size, good condition
  • new snap canning lids
  • Avery printable sticker labels
  • metal bucket
  • watering cans
  • twist ties
  • Mexican woven blanket
  • wooden bushel baskets (smaller sizes, too)
  • durable harvest baskets, containers and crates
  • new, clean paper produce bags
  • velcro tape
  • masking tape
  • duct tape
  • lightweight string (i.e. cotton)
  • stringed garden row marker
  • garden rake
  • gardening gloves in good condition, any size
  • plant marker stakes
  • broad fork
  • six row seeder
  • garden cart or wagon
  • Mehu Liisa steam juicer
  • 2 gallon glass drink containers with spout
  • large ice packs for coolers
  • insect netting row covers
  • hoops for row covers


Week of February 15, 2017

Now that we have daylight into the evenings, it's time to start thinking about planting seedlings.  We'll start with onions at the beginning of March, then Solanacae (peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, tomatillos and ground cherries)in mid to late March, and more vegetables and herbs after that.  We'll have a selection of edible flowers again this year, as well as some cut flowers for bouquets, which we'll also be starting soon.  If you would like seedlings for your home garden, we can start some for you.  Please see the list of varieties here.  Seedling orders are available on a first come, first served basis, and will be ready to go about mid May.  We will also hold a plant sale the last Saturday in May.

We are also offering CSA shares this season in conjunction with Drumlin Farm.  The CSA is organized on a points system, so that you can choose the amount and type of produce that you would like.  Registration is now open at drumlinfarm.ca.

January, 2017

Big News! We're moving. We're leaving Earth to Table Farm and starting a new partnership with Drumlin Farm in Puslinch. Although it is a little farther from our home, we'll have access to more land, a certified commercial kitchen on site for our salsas and preserves, access to a CSA, a green house, hoop houses and the great support of the people at Drumlin Farm. We'll be posting more in the next few months.

 

The week of July 23rd

It is amazing to think that it has been a month since my last update. It is not that we haven't been doing anything; quite the contrary. With the hot dry weather there is always something to do: weeding, watering, weeding, harvesting, weeding... You get the idea.

This week we have lots of carrots,  beets, potatoes, and the first of our specialities, tomatillos. Also at the Ancaster Market we have our own strawberry jam.

With some help from our daughter, we are now on Instagram so you can follow us for instant updates.

The Week of June 20th

Finally, we will have more that greens at market. This week we should have sugar snap peas, snow peas, baby beets, garlic scapes and maybe even shallots to go with the previous weeks offerings.

For those who don't know about garlic scapes, they are the flower buds for the garlic plant. Farmers usually cut them off so the plant will grow a bigger bulb. The scapes have a mild garlic flavour and can be used much like green onions. Check out our Recipe of the Week for ideas on how to use them.

Kids, if you are at the Ancaster Market this week, visit the Children Tent for a cool activity to help toads beat the heat in your garden. If you missed it, see our For Kids page for details.

The Week of June 6th.

This week there should be lots of spinach, lettuce, mixed greens, radishes and green onions.

This week will also be our first week at the Ancaster Market, a new market for us. We are looking forward to it. Connie is especially excited about the children's programs at the market as she helped develop it. Check out the For Kids section for more details.

In the field, we're busy getting the last of the tomatoes and peppers into the ground as well as additional plantings of greens. Then there is the hilling of potatoes and the never ending battle with weeds and bugs.