Last week we managed to stop in and have a visit with Paul at Beaver Pond Estates near Maberly Ontario. All of the garlic had long since been harvested and processed and he was in the midst of packaging and mailing out garlic seed orders. It was a wonderful day, and after a lengthy tours of the operation, we headed into Westport and tried out a new place for us, The Cove, for lunch.
Archive for September, 2015
It’s been a few years since we last stopped in at the Holleford Meteor Crater, northeast of the hamlet of Holleford in the Township of South Frontenac north of Kingston Ontario.
It’s still there!
We did notice a new house or two was built on the western edges, where we used to view from.
Seven yards of garden mix earth arrived and in the next week or two will be moved into various vegetable beds and maybe even some flower beds.
It is garlic bed planting preparation time and last night before the sun went down, the big tiller fired up and went over the entire veg bed where we will be planting the garlic in mid October.
Last year we had to wait until early November as it rained and rained and rained. This year will be earlier!
Vickis’ Veggies Tomato Tasting Festival was also on the weekend and we went down to lower Prince Edward County on Sunday Sept 6th early in the morning (another hot and humid day). A good turnout and a lot of new tomato types to try out.
Once you decided on the ones you really really liked, you could purchase them in various sizes, from mix and match baskets.
We took a look at the greenhouses (nice!) and some of the fields. A very large operation today to be sure.
A trip to the County demands a stop at, at least one winery. Soe we went back to our first winery, Waupous.
It has been around for a long time and continues to do well. This was a holiday weekend however and there was a *lot* of visitors, and not enough sampling staff. It took a while to sample the newest wares.
Saturday September 5th, 2015 saw the annual Verona Garlic Festival. It was another hot hot humid humid summer day and we are glad we went earlier in the daytime.
It looked like very good attendance with lots of booths and lots of garlic.
Most growers grew only a few main staples but once in awhile we ran across a vendor who had many types:
We actually managed to buy a few types we had never heard of before!
There were many local farmers, many of whom also did other veg as well.
Reasonable admission pricing and picnic tables to stop for a picnic bite.