Corn Maze info page

 

Join us this Fall to get lost in our Corn Maze!

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Take the Golden Corn Cob Challenge (check out the bottom of the page for more details) – can you beat Farmer Ryan’s time and find all 4 missing cobs? There is a prize involved! Timed Challenge every Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm. Or walk the maze for fun.

Open September 12th-October 31st

The last admission is an hour before closing. Click here for hours. 

Corn Maze Admission Fees:

0-4 years old Free

5-12 $5.00 (tax included)

Adults $8.00 (tax included)

Family rate $25.00 (this means two parents and children)

Group of 10 or more please email to let us know of your group size. 

***There is NO admission to the pumpkin patch***

Dogs MUST be on a leash. If your dog is known to be aggressive please leave them home. Pick up any mess your dog leaves. NO smoking. Strollers are allowed.  Wagons are not allowed as they are harder to move around tight corners. Maze Paths are bumpy and can be tricky at some spots, please enter at your own risk. Please stay on the path and do not enter into the corn. Do not pick the corn. These rules and more are posted at the Corn Maze admission tent.

Parking: please park in the field parking, south of the market – you can’t miss it. Thanks!

 corn cob challenge

Field Trips to the Pumpkin patch or Corn maze: We book school Trips Wednesday/Thursday/Friday and have 9:30am-11:30am spots and 12:30pm-2:3pm, More info for please email us.

 

TIMED CHALLENGE

Saturday’s, Sunday’s and Thanksgiving Monday 11am-4:30pm

How to play:

  • Let the cashier at the admission tent know you would like to be timed.
  • They will ask for your name.
  • Read the maze rules.
  • You have 3 seconds to look at the map.
  • On the corn cop’s count you may start – go and find all 4 golden corn cob cards and bring them back.
  • If you beat Farmer Ryan’s time of 12minutes you may draw a card from the prize box.

Rules

  • We know it’s an exciting game, please no running. A fast walk is acceptable. (Running is allowed if entering as a group game.)
  • -Please read the maze rules.
  • You are entering at your own risk. We are not responsible for any injuries.
  • **If playing with a group of friends, we will wait until the maze is not as full with people to send you through – this way you can run if you would like. The friend who collects all 4 cards first will win 2 free pumpkins (any colour, any size).

Farm Women of Halton – OPEN FARM DAY

Farm Women of Halton are very very proud to host Open Farm Day. 

From 10am-4pm take a self-guided travel to each farm (or as little as you want).

Postcards: please pick up a card at your first visit. This is your ticket! At each farm get it stamped. At the LAST farm you choose to visit, add your contact info and hand it over. October 1st we will draw 6 lucky winners to pick-up a lovely Harvest Basket – filled with beautiful items from each Farm Women.

Map 1: Suggested start at Harvest Goodies – Marshall’s – Busy Liz – Stonehaven – Echo Lane Lavender  – Mabel May Farms. Map 1 Start HarvestGoodies

Map 2: Suggested start at Mabel May Farms – Echo Lane Lavender – Stonehaven – Busy Liz – Marshall’s – Harvest Goodies/Wheelbarrow Orchard . map 2 start Mabel May Farm

 list of address and what to expect at each farm:

Marshall’s RealFarm Market:

Address:  1 drive way North of 13517 First Line Nassagaweya, Moffat Ont. Please note that the market is NOT at 13517, it is located 1 drive way north. You can’t miss it.

What they offer: in-season produce (lots of squash and garlic), preserves, local honey & soaps, u-pick & pre-picked pumpkins, corn maze with a golden corn cob challenge. The farm is celebrating 5 years, special corn maze rates during this day only. WE accept debit/MC/visa/cash

Admission Fees? Pumpkin patch – no admission. Corn maze – yes there is admission.

Farm Rules: No animals in the corn maze.

www.realfarmer.ca 289-971-1215

Stonehaven Farm & Market:

Address: 7388 GUelph Line. Campbellville

What they offer: www.stonehavenfarms.com

Admission Fees? no

Farm Rules: no pets – for more rules check website. 

Mabel May Farms

Address:  6214 Appleby Line ,Burlington, Ontario L7M 0P7

What they offer: Quality, locally raised and pastured meats and eggs.  Short walking tours every hour on the hour to learn about the animals. *Please note: After this date the farm is open by appointment only, or check the facebook page.

Admission Fees? free

Farm Rules:  No pets please.

www.mabelmayfarms.com
(905) 691-7299

Busy Liz Farm:

Address: 8405, Guelph Line, Campbellville L0P 1B0

What they offer: Fresh, local and in-season vegetables and fruits.  Plus seasonal plants, baked goods, fudge and preserves etc.

Admission Fees? no

Farm Rules: As we are not a Pick-your-own farm, we have the normal rules that apply to any retail shop.

www.busylizs.com  or 905 693 2229

Harvest Goodies & Wheelbarrow Orchard:

Address:  8277 10 Sideroad, Milton, ON L9T 2X7

What they offer: Apples, cider, preserves (you’ve got to try our Hot Apple Salsa), baked goods (fresh and frozen), honey, maple syrup, squash, gourds, pumpkins (in October)

Admission Fees? Only paying customers are allowed in the orchard, with the exception of “Open Farm Day”, when others can enter with the purchase of a $1/person Apple Trivia Quiz.

Farm Rules: Dogs MUST be on a leash;

Website and contact number www.harvestgoodies.com or www.wheelbarroworchards.com phone:905-878-6216

Echo Lane Lavender Farm

Address:  6629 Milburough Line, Kilbride, ON L7P 0C9

What they offer: Lavender crafted products; Bundles, Sachets, Dream Pillows, Wreaths, Gift Cards, Handwoven articles. *Please note, this farm is opening special for this day.

Admission Fees? No.

Farm Rules: No Pets, No Photography

905-336-3010

 

 

 

 

 

It’s our 5th BIRTHDAY!

WOW! 5 Years sure does fly by when you’re having fun….and working hard!

Please join us this Saturday, September 19th 10am-5pm.
$5 preserves! $5 corn maze admission! FREE arts n’ crafts! Farm cookies! Pumpkins!

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Also happening on this day is the OPEN FARM day hosted by the Farm Women of Halton. Click here for more details…you can win a pretty sweet harvest basket FULL of wonderful goodies.

U-PICK PUMPKINS!

 FARM is now closed. FALL FUN will begin again 3rd Saturday in September of 2016- October 31st. 

Fall on our farm is a beautiful time of year. We offer simple fall fun for all ages.

Pumpkin Picking! You can pick your own in our pumpkin field. Pink, blue, orange, white – we have a nice selection to pick from.

Corn maze! Take a stroll in the maze with your friends and family or take the GOLDEN CORN COB CHALLENGE!

Check out the little farm store. It may be small, but the pantry is full of delicious goods. Under the market tent we have LOTS of squash, beets, and few more in-season veggies.

Pies, oh my! On weekends we will have scrumptious pies.

See you at Marshall’s!

Hours   *    Corn Maze Info  *    Directions    *     Facebook page 

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Summer Time Saute!

Summer Time Sauté

It’s summer time on the farm, although I feel like wearing jeans and a sweater most days….Meal prep and dinner this time of year needs to be quick and easy. Here is a favourite of mine. Quick to prepare and easy to make. I usually add more of each ingredient and make a weeks worth of this mix. Great for a nacho topping, wrap filling, nice with rice, or to simply enjoy as is. You can even drizzle on our Garlic Scape Vinaigrette.

You will notice I don’t use measurements for my veggies. If I were to put cups down, use 1 cup of each chopped veggie. Unless you are receiving this recipe in a veggie bag, use all the veggies given. Or a simple rule, use more of what you like and less of what you’re unsure of.

  • sliced & roasted beets—scrub, peel off any bumps. Slice and roast with a few drizzles of oil. 30 minutes @ 350. ***To cut down on time you can leave the beets washed and raw***
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Chopped beets greens and swiss chard. Discard beets stems and use chard stems.
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shell peas – optional

Wash & prepare veggies. Sauté garlic and onions with 1 tablespoon oil

over low-med heat until soft, then add the other veggies and remaining oil. You can also try adding a bit of butter.

cook until soft and golden in colour (15-20 minutes)

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Put on top of nachos, add cheese of choice and Marshall’s Zucchini Salsa.

This veggie mix is also great in tacos or over rice.

Enjoy!

 

Summer is HERE!

Summer is here and that means our hours have changed:

Wednesday-Friday 2pm-7pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10am-5pm – as more veggies become available we are known to stay open later on weekends.

Off farm market: The Rockwood Farmers’ Market every Wednesday 4pm-7pm

Need something and we’re closed? Text Marissa 289-971-1215 and she can help you out.

What’s up this summer?

We will have the same great in-season Veggies, keep checking our facebook page for updates. 

Field to Farmhouse is  becoming a huge hit. It’s a great way to re-connect and learn about your food. We have only a few dates left for this private food and farm experience. Email Marissa today and book your date.

Kid events: Check the event’s page for our fun on the farm days.

Wedding or picnic? We are slowly working on the most perfect farm venue, an intimate and rustic gathering spot.

Wholesale orders? Canning or freezing, please email us your order and we can pick you a bushel or as many as you need.

Corn Maze & Field Trips: The corn maze is looking great!! We are now booking field trips for September – November.

 

Roasted Beets and Sauteed Beet Greens

It’s beet season on our farm! Big and beautiful red beets and soon, golden beets. If you don’t like beets I have two tips to help you like them.

1) Buy fresh beets! We pick our daily. I find if beets sit for a while they don’t taste great to me. Other veggies can get away with consuming days after, but beets…

2) Use lots of garlic- so try this recipe out.

Roasted Beets and Sauteed Beet Greens: 

Serves 4 as a side dish, the greens shrink. Add Kale if you need more greens – kale can be added raw if chopped smaller.

1 bunch of beets – we bunch our in 12 beets – with the green on.

2 cloves garlic, or if using our green fresh garlic, use half the bulb..the cloves are not fully formed at this point in the season.

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive oil 1/4 cup divided

Option add ins: Onions, Peas, kale…Be open to new ideas, try something new.

What to do next:

– Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees

– Cut tops off of the beets. I cut all the stem part and 1/2 ” on the leaf off. Wash the tops, use a salad spinner – it helps!

– wash beets, peel of any ‘dirty’ spot. For the most part I just wash them and don’t worry about the skins, unless it has the beet hairs on them, you will know what I mean once you see them – just little roots.

– cut the tops and bottoms off the beets and slice the beets thin.

– lay sliced beets on a baking sheet, toss with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.

– Beets will go int he oven for 35-45 minutes

GREENS:

– slice greens, nothing fancy – you don’t even need to do this.

– heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over med-low heat. Add the chopped garlic and add 1/4 cup chopped onions if you want (or kale, peas, whatever). Cook onions and garlic for a few minutes.  Then add the greens. Cook and stir. Greens will be done when wilted and tender. Add salt and pepper to taste. Butter? You can also add 2 teaspoons to the skillet, I love butter..

Add the roasted beets to the greens and enjoy. Try adding 1 tablespoon of our Garlic Scape Vinaigrette. Feta cheese is another great add in.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Work for us! NOW HIRING!

Marshall’s Farm is looking to hire a Part-time (weekends) Cashier at our little farm store/market.

Ideal candidates have a flexible schedule; be able to work weekends from July 1st to October 31st. August long weekend and Thanksgiving weekend are two important weekends for our farm.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Cashier Duties:

-Operates Ipad point of sale equipment and other equipment for processing transactions
-Receives and processes payments by cash, cheque, credit card or automatic debit accurately
-Packages produce, bulk goods and labels preserves, wraps and places merchandise in bags

Qualifications for this position

-Cashier or customer service experience in a retail environment

– Basic knowledge of agriculture and an open mind to learn more
-Well organized with attention to details
-Able to interact with customers in a friendly and cheerful manner
-Able to work independently and as a member of a team
-Lift 50 lbs boxes periodically throughout the day
-Personal email to receive updates and information about the farm on a regular basis

 

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION
– Demonstrate sense of customer service;
– Understand instructions and complete tasks/directives satisfactorily within the specified time frame.
– Consistently displays the ability to work well with other team members;
– Complete assignments on time and up to the farm’s standards;
We offer the successful applicant minimum wage, job position advancement opportunity and employee discount.

If you are interested in the above position and your qualifications match with our requirements, please submit your resume by email to Marissa@realfarmer.ca

Please do not contact the ad for any other reason. All individuals who are considered for the positions will be notified.

We greatly appreciate everyone’s interest in working for Marshall’s Real Farm Market..

Marissa@realfarmer.ca www.realfarmer.ca

Farm Friday – our week in photos. May 9th-May 15th

may 10th to may 15th

Asparagus, how do you like yours?

DELICIOUS

 

Asparagus is now ready! I would have to say asparagus is my favourite veggie. There are so many ways to prepare.

A few nights ago we had asparagus wrapped with prosciutto, stuffed with goat cheese.  Huge hit with the Farmer.

Most night however we just boil, butter, s & p and eat. Or put them in tin foil, butter, s & p….maybe some garlic.

No matter how you choose to prepare and eat it…our asparagus is DELICIOUS!

 

A few more sleeps…

April 29th 2015

Only 3 more sleeps…

This time of year is filled with excitement and a bit of anxiety. Just a mixed bag of emotions over here!

How will planting go? Will there be any expensive break downs? When we picked up the little transplants, will we get a frost? Ah I hope we don’t get a frost, my poor farmer will stay up late burning a fire to keep the frost away from the transplants. Unless we have already planted them, then what? Will they make it?

How much longer will the small tractor last, will it get us through planting on the home farm? I really hope (knock on wood) our tomatoes actually grow this year. We need to make more sauce. We need to book a dentist appointment. I have to get that glass all clean up out front the house, someone, me probably, will get a cut. I should cut down the old decorative corn from the fence post at the store, or does that say SPRING IS HERE…haha no, that says HEY I’M LAZY! I have to edit this rambles bamble craziness before I hit post. No, maybe I should delete it. No, yes I will keep it. April 29th, why is the 29th ringing a bell in my head? Think. I could really go for some honey and PB toast…and milk. No wine or beer in the house. That’s sad.

Will our asparagus be ready on time? The corn maze, I really hope it’s a big hit and popular. I feel bad charging people to enter, but that’s business right? This is our life right? Yup, it is. But I still feel bad. I wish I could just give everything away. We do in a way, food banks and donations. That makes me so happy. I hope we can book enough school trips in during the fall. Why? Because corn is cool and it’s cool to know about corn. Oh corn… When will my farmer be done planting corn. I should probably start making him lunch and dinner to go. Maybe I should go visit him one night. Date night? OKay sure. Wait, is he planting corn or beans? Or maybe? Ah I don’t know- he won’t answer his phone.

Farm store, only 3 more sleeps and I have to clean that, put preserves in. Crap, I have to make granola this week and get ready for Mother’s Day weekend…Gift baskets for the school fair need to be made. Preserve donations for the amazing people cleaning up the road side, need to drop that off for the lunch. What else? Ah I need to make a list. I need to do some laundry. Crap I should make lunch now so I can enjoy my coffee in the morning. My vehicle, I hope that’s ready tomorrow. New breaks, new lots of stuff. Coffee, I should have one so I can finish labeling preserves. No I can’t have a coffee, I won’t sleep. But I can’t sleep, I have work to do. But I need sleep. I need sleep. I need…sleep so I can be more excited than anxious. Just human right? Yea I guess so. Dance shoes, mother f, I need to buy B new shoes and tights for her photos and show. Wait a sec, I forgot to help in Bella’s class this past Monday, but she had a fever. Why  did she have a fever? Oh no, I can’t get sick. No I can’t.

I can smile though and just ride out this adventure we call LIFE ON THE FARM.

3 more days… This season is going to be just fine. Why? Because I have my girls, farmer and family along side to pick me up when I can’t stand.

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SPRING 2015 – Market Update

Hello!

Happy Spring!

We are busy on the farm with equipment prep and set-up. In a few more weeks both soybean planter and  grain corn planter will be busy in the fields.

Our little plants for our Market are getting a head start in a green house. In May we will pick them up and start transplanting during the week of May 11th, if Mother Nature is our friend of course. Before then we will begin planting crops that we start from seed, like sweet corn, beets, beans, peas, pumpkins, squares, cucumbers, zucchini. We will continue to plant each veggie over the Spring & Summer to ensure we have many plantings to pick from during the farm market season.

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Now OPEN with fresh ASPARAGUS. 

SPRING HOURS     FARM EVENTS 

 

 

Spring 2015 ~ farm wife plants

Friends, in case you didn’t know it’s SPRING.

Do you know what Spring means for a Farm wife? MUD, mud, mud, mud is everywhere. When I say everywhere I mean it. I will be washing mud off dog paws, children’s hands, door trim, floor trim, desk chair, floors, sliding glass doors….the list goes on.

What else does Spring mean? Planting. The most wonderful time of the yearrrrr. This year Farmer Ryan will have me planting on the home farm. I won’t be driving the BIG green or BIG red tractor – phewww. I will be driving the small green tractor, with a two row planter.

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I have confidence in myself, I know I can handle that machine. But where I lack confidence (in myself ) is  the new 2 row Precision Planter.

I told the Farmer I plan on labeling all the parts, so IF I have an issue and I have to call someone I can name off the pieces and parts. He laughed and didn’t answer me back. I will label the parts, because guess what – here comes a secret – Farmer Ryan always let’s me have my way. HAPPY WIFE HAPPY LIFE. *Men take note*.

Boy, do I ever appreciate all the Farm Mom’s who not only take care of children, but also work out in the field.

So friends, during plant 2015 I will be making a video blog here and there. You can follow along on this adventure.

Happy Spring.

Stay clean…

Marissa

So Long 2014 season!

Hello Friends!

Our season is now over for the year. Farmer Ryan and I are so thankful for all our customers that have shopped at our farm. THANK YOU SO MUCH! We have updated a page with Holiday & Christmas gift ideas. Again, thank you to everyone. See you back SPRING 2015.

 A few questions we would like to answer:

What do you do with your left over pumpkins and squash? By the time October 31st rolls around, most of the pumpkins and squash become rotten and so we leave them in the field and let them breakdown in the soil.

Where can we buy your preserves?!:

  • Online store:
    • Free local deliveries from Nov 1st-December 23rd**Must be local to our farm or Halton region. $5 fee if under $20.00
    • Pick-up at The Marshall’s farmhouse – must confirm pick up time with Marissa or Ryan (Please).
    • Delivery by Canada Post
  • POP up PRESERVE MARKET:
    • November 16th @ The Mohawk Inn *Vendor & Artisan Sale* 1pm-5pm
    • Kailo Christmas Market – Oakville Hospital Dec 10th & Milton Hospital Dec 11th 11:30am-2pm
    • Open House @ The Marshall’s farmhouse Date TBA – check out facebook & our site for more info.

We hope to see you at one of our events or maybe at our door to pick-up preserves. Have a wonderful Winter and we will see you all back at our store in MAY 2015 with fresh asparagus. Stay safe & be happy, The Marshall’s.

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Everyday Homegrown

Thanksgiving Ordering Form

 

We have a few yummy offerings for  Thanksgiving 2014. Please have a look at our fall menu.

butterkin pie

Please place order by October 6th.

To order, email Marissa@realfarmer.ca with a list of items and pick up date (Saturday October 11th, Sunday October 12th). A confirmation email will be sent back to you. You may pay upon pick-up.

FAQ:

Are you nut free? The pies have no nuts, but in our kitchen we make granola that contains all sorts of nuts.

Gluten Free Baking? No.

What is a butterkin & why don’t you use a pie pumpkin? We use butterkin, because we think (and know) it taste a lot nicer than a pie pumpkin. A butterkin is like a butternut squash and a pie pumpkin. A creamy, buttery flesh. Very nice to work with and very nice for pies, soups, and more.

Can you make me something not on the menu? Possibly! Send us an email. 

Our baker, Emily,  is a pastry chef, who works from our licensed farmhouse kitchen. Emily focuses on small batch baking and this is why we ask that you place an order for any Thanksgiving baked goods.

Fall Farm Decor Packages

Fall Farm Decor Packages:

#1:  1 straw bale, 1 bundles of corn stalks (tied with twine), 1 colourful pumpkins (red, white, blue or pink), 4 jack-0-lantern pumpkins, 4 mini pumpkins or 5 gourds $30.00

#2: 3 straw bale, 2 bundles of corn stalks (tied with twine), 2 colourful pumpkins (red, white, blue or pink), 5 jack-0-lantern pumpkins, 4 mini pumpkins & 5 gourds  $60.00

#3: 3 straw bale, 4 bundles of corn stalks (tied with twine), 3 colourful pumpkins (red, white, blue or pink), 5 jack-0-lantern pumpkins, bag of mixed mini pumpkins and gourds (15 items)  $80.00

Delivery & Set-up to the Halton & Guelph Area $20.00 (includes clean up on November 2nd). Or pick-up at Marshall’s and $10 for clean-up. 

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