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February 8, 2021

Spring Seedling Sale Pre-order:
With all the excitement and anticipation of families growing their own food,
we are happy to share our list of organic seedlings available for pre-order in time for your summer garden:
Seedling list and descriptions
Online pre-order form
Enjoy...and happy garden dreams on this cold wintery day!

 

January 11, 2021

Belated New Year's greetings to you and your family!
Ontario continues in lockdown and while things on the COVID front have not taken a turn for the positive yet, we hope and pray that that day will be soon.
Stay strong and positive ~ reach out in kindness and you will feel it too. Sending love for patience and strength. XO

 

October 16, 2020

We are busy preparing for our last roadside stand tomorrow, Saturday October 17 from 10am to noon, at our farm in Campden. It will be a cool and sunny day–perfect to cap off our season! Thank you for all your love and support. It has been our pleasure bringing good food to your table, but whew, we are tired!

 

October 7, 2020

It's hard to believe that it's Fall already and I'm wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! We did come through the heat and drought of the Summer and I apologize for not keeping these notes up to date. Our last Grimsby Farmers' Market of the season is tomorrow (October 8) at Peach King Centre, and we hope to have 1 or 2 more Saturday roadside stands at our farm, depending on the weather.
Please let us know if you will be visiting.

I hope you are keeping well and are nurturing a resilient spirit. Try to stay positive and think of happy times ahead. Have a Happy Thanksgiving–whether virtually or in-person.
Take good care of yourself and all who are special to you!

 

July 24, 2020

Hello friends. Thanks for checking back for a quick update.
Today is the first day of Stage 3 here in Niagara Region with a number of area restaurants welcoming guests for patio and indoor dining. I'm wishing them success and good wishes as we enjoy small pleasures and continue to interact with care and consideration.

On the farm front, not to belabour the fact, we struggle with the heat and humidity of this record breaking month of July. I admit that I'm tired and disappointed that I don't have enough produce for my supportive customers. We continue to be at Grimsby Farmers' Market, temporarily at Peach King Centre, on Thursday afternoons from 2-6:30, but sadly won't have our Saturday roadside stand for the next little while.

Keep well and take good care. XO

 

COVID Update: May 24

Welcome news for our farm and the community is that Grimsby Farmers' Market will open for
in-person shopping, with many safety precautions, in the parking lot of the Peach King Centre
(162 Livingston Ave, Grimsby) on Thursday June 11.

Also, the market is running an online store with convenient pickup of orders every Thursday, in a
separate area of the Peach King Centre parking lot. We have had our first week of orders and pickup. Thank you very much to all our customers for your support and patience. Things can only get better! Here is a link for the online store: localline.ca/grimsbyfarmersmarket

At this time we are also planning a small, weekly roadside stand at our farm for customers who may prefer to avoid crowds. Please contact us by email if you are interested: elaine@pearblossomorchard.com

To you and yours, take care and be well.

 

A thought on COVID-19
April 16, 2020

In this time of uncertainty and anxiety, let's take pause for a breath–
to think how best to help our loved ones, our neighbours, our community.
Let's stay home as asked, say a word of thanks to those who continue to do important work
for us, and take time for reflection.

Though it's unclear as to how things will work out, we continue to seed and plant and try to be positive, though admittedly it's not easy some days. We will find a way to get fresh, wholesome vegetables to you all in a safe way. Grimsby Farmers' Market will most likely be delayed in opening so we will try to make alternate plans–possibly pre-ordered seedlings for your vegetable gardens and pre-ordered veggie boxes for
contactless delivery or pickup here at our farm.
We will keep you posted.

Thank you in advance for your love and support–
we are a small family farm simply trying to do our little part
for you, our friends and neighbours.

Keep well,
Elaine and Ed

 

Welcome! Breathe the fresh air and enjoy the wide open space and beautiful skies that we now call home. Our small family farm is nestled in the picturesque wine region of Niagara, in Ontario, Canada. As we adjust to the rythms of country living, we are grateful for the beauty and bounty, and humbled by how much we have yet to learn.

At our small market garden, we continue to learn and implement best practices in order to nurture the soil, steward our land and exist harmoniously with Nature. We don't use chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides, even those approved for organic use; instead, we use organic mushroom compost, kelp, molasses and other ingredients from the kitchen. We farm organically and sustainably, and implement permaculture techniques – basically, we farm with integrity and heart.