Author Archives: Friends of Lanark County

beautiful vegetables

i rarely get a chance to take photos of the gardens in all their splendour and when i do i never feel that i can capture the beauty of the vegetables growing. this week was especially wonderful: every day there … Continue reading

Posted in Farm Photos and Updates, The Vegetables

mid summer on the urban farm

and the heat is on… summer on the farm

Posted in Farm Photos and Updates

early summer on the farm

here are some photos from first several weeks of the season.

Posted in Farm Photos and Updates

our urban veggie shares

some of our lovely CSA members have been taking photos of their weekly urban shares. Here are a couple of photos taken by Maxime Léger  who posts recipes and photos each week on her blog, My Transformation: Here are some … Continue reading

Posted in CSA, Farm Photos and Updates

garlic harvest 2012

Here are some photos of the garlic harvest team in action last Monday (July 16). Thanks to Jen, Marc-André, Simon, Eliot, Hana and Amelia who came out to help. Zoé and her mom, Valérie (the landowners), who joined in and … Continue reading

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it’s dry out there: dry, dry dry

i have been holding back talking about the challenges this year. well, not talking about them, but writing about them (i have definitely been talking about them). my hope is that now, if i write about them, i can refer … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Farm Photos and Updates

EAT THIS: — a guide to good eats in Aylmer, Quebec

EAT THIS: Strawberries, sausages, pizza, and homegrown vegetables — a guide to good eats in Aylmer, Quebec Last Saturday morning I was on a quest for fresh local strawberries and my research led me to Alymer, Quebec. I live in … Continue reading

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Fresh, local, organic: right here in Aylmer!

Aylmer Bulletin By jmurray | Published: June 12, 2012 Fresh, local, organic: right here in Aylmer! Aylmer Backyard Farms did a brisk business, June 2, from its location at the Boulangerie aux Deux Frères on Rue Principale. Veggie Stall, Saturday … Continue reading

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Tharani’s Cilantro Chutney / Dip

Here is a delicious recipe from Tharani – one of my lovely customers who usually buys three big bunches of cilantro – each week! – along with whatever garlic item there may be (scapes, scallions, bulbs)  also in bunches of … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes

Aylmer is a happenin’ food place…

well, sort of. In that quaint, suburban, sleeper town kinda’ way…. Shawna Wagman, the Food Editor of Ottawa Magazine, was looking for a farmer’s market in Aylmer and landed upon Aylmer Backyard Farms. That led her to our veggie stall … Continue reading

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