The Market this week: Say hi to Bruce

It’s time for another Thursday-in-the-life of an East Lynn Park farmer.  Bruce of Black Tractor Farms

Meet Bruce Wier of Black Tractor Farms. Bruce and Gillian Proudfood are quite busy managing an 11 acre property in Warkworth, Ontario growing peas, various salad greens, onions, beets, garlic and more. You can follow along on their farming adventures and bee keeping shenanigans on their website.  Bruce spends his Thursdays preparing for the market, including washing lettuce and other salad greens and running to the bank to get change. He tends to spend Mondays sequentially planing so he always has fresh lettuce and salad mix each week.  This process includes tilling, raking and seeding. And because he don’t use pesticides (or chemical fertilizers or herbicides), he has to cover his lettuce to protect it from flea beetles. Wednesdays are reserved for harvesting, meaning that spicy salad mix on your plate was just picked yesterday. Be sure to stop by the Black Tractor Farm tent and grab some greens for your dinner plate!

For the little ones: 

This week the market hosts Anne Massicotte.  Anne is an experienced music teacher and performer offering private recorder lessons from her home to students of any age or level. Discover the joy of playing the whole family of instruments! Come see and hear them at the market this week.

Anne Massicotte, recorder teacher

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 4 – October 15 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page or by following us on Twitter.

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