We’ve got apple wood for sale for all of you who have asked over the years. We’ve got it sorted at 3 price points. Randy cut down a bunch more trees recently as he moves towards a trellis system.
We’ve got Ambrosia, Russet, Cortland, Mac, Ida Red, Empire, Spartan and others on the shelves right now. We have more than 15 squash varieties for those who like to stock up. There is also cider, potatoes and lots of great gift ideas too!
One of our staff members took this shot of this rough looking chippy and our Brantim Farms mums earlier in the season. He spent most of the summer and fall on the porch and although we haven’t seen him around lately the memory still makes us smile! Can’t wait until he’s back next year.
On the shelves this weekend we’ll have Dolgo crabapples and Damson plums along with Gingergold, Paula Red and Jefferson apples. We also have potatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, cider and new gift items. Some just arrived this minute….feels a bit like Christmas when we’re unpacking!
We’re all done with beans for this year although it was a good crop as you can see in this shot of Randy and his helpers at the Carp Farmer’s Market! Our friend Frank, who you may have seen working with Randy in the orchard, was kind enough to pass along some great photos he’s taken.
We’re sad to announce that Randy’s Mum, Molly Maguire passed away yesterday after a lengthy illness. We will miss both Molly and Howard around here. I remember them picking potato bugs in the hot sun and Howard was always around helping to get ready for market, picking apples or working in the garden or greenhouse. The black and white photo is proof of Randy’s early interest in apples! Here he is on his parent’s farm in Stittsville with his younger sisters. Many of you will remember Linda and Susan helping out at the market and our orchard over the years. Below is some of the extended Maguire family who will miss Molly and Howard very much.
Unfortunately Randy won’t be at the market this Saturday. He’ll be back in July when his potatoes and beans are ready.
Due to the passing of Randy’s father, Howard Maguire, we will close this Thursday, November 13 at 4:00 and on Friday, November 14 we will not be open at all. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Regular hours will resume on Saturday and Sunday when we’ll be open from 9-5. Thank you,