Mountain Farmers’ Market returns Saturday

News May 13, 2019 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The cool and rainy conditions through the month of May could mean fewer offerings when the Hamilton Mountain Farmers’ Market opens for a 12th season on Saturday, May 18.

“Certain (produce) will be delayed because some of the (farmers) can’t get on their fields right now, they’re under water,” said Chuck Emberson, chair of the market advisory committee.

He noted three growers will be on hand this weekend and that will increase to five or six throughout the growing season.

Emberson said he expects fresh produce like rhubarb, fiddleheads and asparagus and hothouse produce such as tomatoes and peppers will be available during the first week.

As in previous years, the market will run from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Church at Mountain Park and Viewpoint avenues just north of Concession Street.

Parking is available at Sacred Heart School next door or on side streets in the area.

Over at the Vineland Research and Information Centre, Michael Josiak, manager of farm and grounds operations, said the cool, wet weather could affect tender fruit crops like peaches and cherries, which require sunshine and warm temperatures to attract the bees that pollinate them.

“There’s a bit of concern as far as the amount of pollination we’re going to get,” Josiak said. “But it’s pretty early in the game still to know for sure.”

Josiak said farmers who grow vegetables are going to see their season delayed, adding ground soil can absorb much of the rain that has fallen in recent weeks and the wet conditions could mean less irrigation will be required for some crops in the short-term.

He noted everything could be put back on track with a stretch of warm and sunny conditions.

“Another week or two will tell quite a bit,” Josiak said.

Meanwhile, Emberson noted Sacred Heart Church volunteers will be running a barbecue and selling baked goods at the market as they have in previous years.

“I’m hoping we’ll see some good weather,” Emberson said.

Hamilton Mountain Farmers’ Market returns on Saturday

Cool, rainy conditions could affect early season offerings

News May 13, 2019 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The cool and rainy conditions through the month of May could mean fewer offerings when the Hamilton Mountain Farmers’ Market opens for a 12th season on Saturday, May 18.

“Certain (produce) will be delayed because some of the (farmers) can’t get on their fields right now, they’re under water,” said Chuck Emberson, chair of the market advisory committee.

He noted three growers will be on hand this weekend and that will increase to five or six throughout the growing season.

Emberson said he expects fresh produce like rhubarb, fiddleheads and asparagus and hothouse produce such as tomatoes and peppers will be available during the first week.

“I’m hoping we’ll see some good weather.” — Chuck Emberson

As in previous years, the market will run from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Church at Mountain Park and Viewpoint avenues just north of Concession Street.

Parking is available at Sacred Heart School next door or on side streets in the area.

Over at the Vineland Research and Information Centre, Michael Josiak, manager of farm and grounds operations, said the cool, wet weather could affect tender fruit crops like peaches and cherries, which require sunshine and warm temperatures to attract the bees that pollinate them.

“There’s a bit of concern as far as the amount of pollination we’re going to get,” Josiak said. “But it’s pretty early in the game still to know for sure.”

Josiak said farmers who grow vegetables are going to see their season delayed, adding ground soil can absorb much of the rain that has fallen in recent weeks and the wet conditions could mean less irrigation will be required for some crops in the short-term.

He noted everything could be put back on track with a stretch of warm and sunny conditions.

“Another week or two will tell quite a bit,” Josiak said.

Meanwhile, Emberson noted Sacred Heart Church volunteers will be running a barbecue and selling baked goods at the market as they have in previous years.

“I’m hoping we’ll see some good weather,” Emberson said.

Hamilton Mountain Farmers’ Market returns on Saturday

Cool, rainy conditions could affect early season offerings

News May 13, 2019 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The cool and rainy conditions through the month of May could mean fewer offerings when the Hamilton Mountain Farmers’ Market opens for a 12th season on Saturday, May 18.

“Certain (produce) will be delayed because some of the (farmers) can’t get on their fields right now, they’re under water,” said Chuck Emberson, chair of the market advisory committee.

He noted three growers will be on hand this weekend and that will increase to five or six throughout the growing season.

Emberson said he expects fresh produce like rhubarb, fiddleheads and asparagus and hothouse produce such as tomatoes and peppers will be available during the first week.

“I’m hoping we’ll see some good weather.” — Chuck Emberson

As in previous years, the market will run from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Church at Mountain Park and Viewpoint avenues just north of Concession Street.

Parking is available at Sacred Heart School next door or on side streets in the area.

Over at the Vineland Research and Information Centre, Michael Josiak, manager of farm and grounds operations, said the cool, wet weather could affect tender fruit crops like peaches and cherries, which require sunshine and warm temperatures to attract the bees that pollinate them.

“There’s a bit of concern as far as the amount of pollination we’re going to get,” Josiak said. “But it’s pretty early in the game still to know for sure.”

Josiak said farmers who grow vegetables are going to see their season delayed, adding ground soil can absorb much of the rain that has fallen in recent weeks and the wet conditions could mean less irrigation will be required for some crops in the short-term.

He noted everything could be put back on track with a stretch of warm and sunny conditions.

“Another week or two will tell quite a bit,” Josiak said.

Meanwhile, Emberson noted Sacred Heart Church volunteers will be running a barbecue and selling baked goods at the market as they have in previous years.

“I’m hoping we’ll see some good weather,” Emberson said.