What a bad year for black flies! My gardens are on top of a windy hill and I’m still getting munched to bits. I don’t even feel them biting, I’m just all speckled with blood when I come in for breaks. The other day my son asked me if the raspberries were out already. He mistook my bloody face for the remnants of a raspberry feast! I guess he thinks I’m a messy eater?!
The bugs haven’t held Nadia Simard of Undercover Farm back this spring. She’s got lots of good things growing. Nadia says she prefers black flies to mosquitos any day! She stopped by the market last weekend with her family. I couldn’t resist snapping a photo of her children with some globe allium flowers. Nadia will be back as a vendor this weekend. Her top-notch produce has been missed!
Lots of gardening on the go at Campbellford’s The Community Edibles Garden too! We’re excited to welcome the folks from The Community Edibles Garden to the market this Saturday at our community stall, to share the news of their exciting garden plans for the season. They held their annual Plant Day last Saturday and it was a success. Be sure to stop by, say hello, and learn about their wonderful garden.
How are your gardens looking? The plants at Rainbow Terrace and Evegroen Gardens have been flying out of the market. There are still lots of vegetable, herb, perennial, and annual plants to chose from. Amanda and Helen have lots of knowledge and experience gardening. They can help you make the right choices for your space. They are both at Wednesday and Saturday markets.
Claude Cayer of Art de Claude is back this Saturday with his fantastic woodwork. I’m excited about his new Dibbler Garden Tool design. If you love working with beautiful tools you should add this one to your garden shed. It’s useful for transplanting seedlings, planting bulbs, or making furrows for seeds.
See you on Wednesday and Saturday!