Saturday, August 30, 2014


This little birdie looks so happy among the garden tomatoes this morning!  These are jet stars, along with some unnamed cherry tomato type.  We asked the question over on facebook,"What's your favorite tomato?" and the consensus was any kind of tomato fresh from the garden ;) 

These pictures are from a tomato tasting last summer at Meijer Gardens in Michigan.   Gold Medal won the favorite-tasting category.  It should have had the best-fitting name too, shouldn't it?

Grace Lahman's took second place.  Not heard of that one, maybe we should include it on next year's seed list . . .
In this tasting, the  little yellow pear was the least favorite, with one more "least liked" vote than Vintage Wine.  It might have a tough time beating out the heirlooms in taste,  but it sure is cute in a salad.

Most unusual category was "Chocolate Stripes" which also had a good number of votes for favorite tasting too.  Another one for the list of ones to try next year. . .

So what's your favorite tomato from the garden?  Any and all fresh picked?  Or is there an old--or new--favorite?

Here we are end of August.  Did you hear there's a big sale going on in the shop?  And because the calendar says September, we'll be seeing pumpkins and bittersweet pretty soon!

Hope we're seeing you soon too :)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

20th Anniversary

Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends and Relatives ~

We have exciting news:  THE FARM is 20 YEARS OLD!
Can you believe it?!?  We can’t.  We’ve just been enjoying the coming & going of the seasons, one after another…and next thing you know, decades start going by!  It has been a wonderful ride, and we hope we can go another 20!

We are planning a special day to celebrate on Saturday, July 5, from 10-5.  We’re going to serve up some refreshments and LOTS of sales.  There will be a shopping incentive called “Farm Fun Money”.  We’d like to take your picture, so wear your best smile.  AND we’d love it if you could BRING a picture of your garden or yard to pin to our “Farm Family Bulletin Board”.  We’d like to see what you gardeners have been doing with all those plants you bought, from here or elsewhere. 

So, come on out and help us celebrate ~ you’re the ones who made it possible!  And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

The Farm gals ~
Gail, Cheryl, Jean, Kate, Kynda & Megan
Megan, Grace, Jean, Kate, Barb, Cheryl, Gail, Kynda

Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring Update

Cute little mini gardens by The Farm gals :)

 C'mon in sometime soon. . . 
Perennials and shrubs in the greenhouse just waiting for a place in your garden!
And check with Gail if you'd like to have some fresh eggs from The Farm chickens :)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring! ~

It’s here, it’s finally here!  Daffodils, tulips, hyacinth…and Easter! 
The sun is so amazing on these beautiful days and the soil feels good in our hands.  We’ve been sprucing up the garden and it’s such a pleasant surprise to see what survived that crazy winter we just had.  There were a few casualties, but that’s ok ~ it’ll give us a chance to try something new from the greenhouse, which is filling up nicely.   Shrubs and perennials are here, and annuals arrive soon.

And the shop…well…can it possibly get any more amazing?  I don’t think so!  Come see:

Spring Open House is Saturday, May 3, 10-5 and Sunday, May 4, 1-4.  Let’s celebrate together!

The Farm gals ~
Gail, Cheryl, Jean, Kate, Kynda & Megan

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spring All Over

Hello Farm Friends ~
Does anyone mind if I say we’ve had enough of this ‘Winter Wonderland’?  I LOVE walking into the shop now because it says Spring all over the place! 

Opening Day was Saturday, March 1.  I know I should have sent this last week, but with that “Big Storm” coming, I knew you wouldn’t feel like coming out.  Soooo…. We’ll just pretend like this Saturday is Opening Day!  I’ll make some treats & refreshments and have a little gift for the first 14 people of 2014.

We have really expanded some of our lines:  the baby/children’s area, Fair Trade companies, lots of quilts and vintage goodies, and of course garden-related items.  So, come check it out ~ can’t wait to see you!

The Farm gals ~
Gail, Cheryl, Jean & Kate

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Opening Day 2014

 New product, new shop layout, new season!  See you soon :)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Saturday, March 1st. . . One Week From Today!

It's been a cold, snowy winter and yes, we know there's still a bit more snow and cold to go thru, but still. . . a week from today, The Farm reopens for the 2014 season!  So we're getting closer to the spring that we're all in a fever about :) 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

It's 2014?!?

 Welcome 2014!  Seems like we're all saying "where did the time go?"  A big thank you to all our visitors who made 2013such a good year. We hope your holidays were wonderful and wish you all happiness for the coming new year.

The shop is closed for the winter season, but will reopen March 1st.  We  use this time to rest a little, but mostly there's still a lot to do to get ready for SpRiNg! 

 The Loft is open year-round and we're welcoming guests who are looking for a warm cozy getaway in the midst of this cold weather. See you soon!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Farm Mail

Hello Dear Ones ~
I hope your Thanksgiving was blessed and now your preparing your heart and home for a wonderful Christmas.  Every year, I re-affirm with myself that it really can be the most wonderful time of the year, we do not have to participate in the stress, and family times are going to be special!  So, I wish that for all of us.

At the shop, we’ve been having fun preparing for The Big Day.  Christmas Open House is Saturday, December 7, 10-5 and Sunday, December 8, 1-4.  You’re going to love it! 

We are excited to be part of a food drive for needy families in the PORTA district…so, for each non-perishable food item you bring, your name goes in a drawing for a $50 gift card for The Farm or The Loft B&B.  (6 items = 6 chances!)  Bring them anytime from now til Open House & we’ll have the drawing at the end of business on Sunday, Dec 8.  Need not be present to win.

I can’t believe it’s time for this:  last day for the year will be Saturday, December 14th, which we call Closing House.  Everything will be on sale!

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Farm gals ~
Gail, Cheryl, Jean & Kate

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas Season

Yes, we're getting ready for Thanksgiving, but here's a sneak peak at Christmas! Pictures by Megan Adamski, our resident artist :)
 Megan's beautiful upcycled vintage jewelry looks even prettier reflected in the mirror.  We may have to try this at home. . .

Christmas Open House is December 7th!  See you there :)