Have you ever wondered what the farmers do on Thursdays before coming to the East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market? I’ve been wondering about this so I decided to stop by the Bio Vision tent to ask the bearded man about his day. Here is the first edition of the Thursday-in-the-life of an East Lynn Park farmer.Last Thursday Henk’s day started ridiculously early. He was up at 4:30 a.m. Henk and his wife Jin operate a biodynamic farm called Bio Vision Farm just west of Orangeville. That morning they had some chickens that needed to be taken to the “plant”. But by 7:30 a.m. he was back at his farm for breakfast with Jin and then off to start his daily chores. This includes tending to the baby chicks, feeding the animals, changing water, etc. At 10:00 a.m. the couple started packing for the two markets they attend on Thursdays. After lunch, they drove to Mississauga to set up for the first market where Jin spends her Thursdays. Then Henk came over to our neck of the woods to set up at East Lynn Park. From 3-7:00 p.m. we know where he was. (He was selling us some lovely summer sausage.) And as you can imagine, his day didn’t end at 7:00 p.m. By the time he finishes packing up from East Lynn Park, picking up Jin, driving home and unpacking, it’s usually 11:00 p.m.
That’s a looong day. Be sure to stop by and thank Henk for choosing our market to sell at. Or better yet, thank him by buying something nutritious and delicious from one of his coolers.
This week will be fun! There’s a soccer activity with Canada First Academy at 4:00 p.m., crafts with Melissa at 4:30 p.m. and the magic show at 5:30 p.m. The movie will start as soon as it’s dark enough, around 8:30 pm. A huge thank you to Mary-Margaret McMahon, Councillor for Ward 32, for not only sponsoring this event but popping the popcorn for the movie!
Nana Jokura of Accept Wellness will be offering free 10 minute consults on how you can improve your health with naturopathic medicine. The Accept Wellness Naturopathic Community Clinic offers compassionate rates & high quality care so that you can feel your best and get the most out of life.