Farm Life Fridays: Fall Colours & Harvest Bounty

Who doesn’t love the changing of the leaves, sweater weather, and all the fall colours? With Fall comes pumpkins peeking out of the green in our pumpkin patch. They’re waiting for you… and almost ready to be picked!pumpkin-close-up-1

It’s also about that time to start thinking about Thanksgiving –  it’s just around the bend! Forsythe Family Farms 2009 Inc has naturally raised turkeys right on the farm. Take the stress out of your Thanksgiving planning – order your turkey today! You can visit this link for more information: http://forsythefamilyfarms.com/naturally-raised-meats/ The farm market is also a go-to place to find the freshest local produce to serve your friends and family a healthy and delicious holiday meal!

Forsythe Family Farms 2009 Inc already has a wonderful bounty of Fall crops. You will want to be sure to pick up some Gala apples, which are now available in the farm market. Gala butternut-1apples are vertically striped or mottled, and usually an orange-ish colour. Gala apples are sweet,  aromatic and can be enjoyed on their own, cooked, or added to salads . The first Gala apple tree was one of many seedlings that resulted from a cross between a Golden Delicious and a Kidd’s Orange Red planted in New Zealand in the 1930’s.

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photo: Scott Peterson

Also in the market now is butternut squash. This variety has a has a sweet, nutty taste similar to pumpkin. It is enjoyed roasted, toasted, in soups, or mashed and used in casseroles, breads, and muffins.

Not only are Gala apples or butternut squash delicious on their own, but together they are an unbelievable combination! I want to recommend this recipe for an appetizing Butternut Squash and Apple Soup: Click HERE

Enjoy a walk through the trails. Relax in the fresh air and get some exercise in the cool Fall air – Wagon rides out to the trails are available every weekend 11am – 3pm.

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Also, it’s not too late to book a school tour! Teachers, bring in your class this Fall, to enjoy a balance of learning and fun that makes this outdoor farm experience memorable and relevant to curriculum objectives.


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Forsythe Family Farms 2009 Inc is open Wednesday to Monday 9:30 to 5:30 (closed Tuesdays)

Come for a visit in the quiet of the countryside – shop in the farm market, visit the animals, and have fun exploring the corn maze!

 

 

 

 

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