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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Hay There!

The beautiful sunshine with a cool breeze has meant things are happening here at Dorisdale!

First off, we must explain the "hay there" title of this post.  Although we mainly write/talk about our sweet corn, Peter is happily baling second-cut hay....finally. This will help keep our herd of Simmental cows well-fed this winter! The "monsoon" season of this summer has meant it's been an ongoing challenge to make hay or have the fields dry enough to even get on the land.  2017's ongoing rain couldn't be any more opposite from the 2016 drought.  The cows look happy grazing in the lush pasture tonight.

The sweet corn season has been amazing with a long-running 2 corn streak of both bi-colour and white varieties on the table to keep everyone happy!  It's been great hearing comments from our corn fans how much they're enjoying the delicious taste of our corn this summer.  We still have a number of varieties to ripen so predict we'll have corn well past mid-September.  We haven't really seen that since 2006 when the International Plowing Match was next door to us!  Stay posted for updates - be sure to like us on Facebook at for the most timely updates!

Ella is hoping that over the next couple of days (and before she heads back to school!) that her tomato crop will be ready for you to enjoy at the corn table.

Green and yellow beans are still flowering, so we do hope to have those over the next week or two. More zucchini, cucumbers and hot peppers will be coming soon too. Wowza, Ella's hot peppers are hot!  We just used some in our favourite BBQ Corn Tomato Salsa and it is kicking some heat!  We're also experimenting with fava beans so watch for those.  Garlic is disappearing quickly but we do still have a good supply so get stocked up for all your winter stews, sauces and soups now!

We have a few exciting things coming up over the next couple of weeks to celebrate Peterborough's Local Food Month. We'll be part of the Keene Farmers Market this Friday (September 1) from noon to 4pm to celebrate the start of Labour Day Weekend.  We continue to supply sweet corn, garlic and beans to Towns & Leahy Mercantile & Deli in Douro and will be taking part in their Social on Saturday, September 2nd.  Also, mark your calendars for the Otonabee South Monaghan Township's Farms, Fields and Food Tour on Sunday, September 10th from noon to 4pm.  We'll be one of the stops so plan to drop by!  Copies of the Tour Map are available at our corn table or you can download a copy here. You''ll be able to have your Peterborough County Canada 150 Passport stamped that day at the OSM Historical Society (after a meaty treat at Muddy's Pit!) on your way to Dorisdale Farm for a sample of our sweet corn.  Ella & Maggie are planning on making corn husk dolls again this year and Liam's excited to scoop Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream to support Peterborough County 4-H.

As always, thanks for reading and be sure to stop by!

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