Best part about Summer

I was driving home today on the highway and just before I was about to exit the highway, I noticed the one sign I have been waiting for weeks had FINALLY appeared


The Orleans Fruit Farm was open!

The fresh strawberries sign was up, and as I pulled up I noticed that the sign said that strawberries would be available at 1pm. Luckily it was 2:30pm which means I could get my hands on some delicious local strawberries. The Orleans Fruit Farm is operational from June til October and provides us with some local fruits and vegetables all summer long. I usually do my produce shopping here, picking and choosing items that are available. Some items (like peppers, cucumbers) are available for most of the season, but some items like strawberries are only available for a certain amount of time. I bought a large container of strawberries and since we have been home, numerous have already been eaten (Max already had ten). I bought some ice cream for an extra treat for later. I really like having the farm super close to home (it is just across the highway and over a bit).


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Now I am just waiting for tomatoes, cucumbers, pepper (including the hottest jalapenos I’ve ever had), onions, beets, blueberries, squash and apples (well, they have more). Another great thing about purchasing my fruits and veggies at the farm is that the produce lasts much longer. A few months ago I used a butternut squash that I bought in October and it was still good. That and everything just tastes, better.



Max is all about painting and drawing these days. The other week he drew “Max” and this weekend he drew “a boo-bot” (robot). Funny thing, it actually looks a tad bit like a robot.

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(and to be clear – because I just noticed this – that is Max’s ultrasound, no new baby here!)


Do you have a farm/farmer’s market where you can buy fresh produce, meat, eggs?

Are you good at art? Max has already surpassed my artistic ability….

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  1. Amy

    Agreed! Fresh, local fruits and vegetables are the best part of summer, by far! And the fact that it stay light so late!

  2. Nicole

    Yum!!! I miss all the fruit stands and u pick farms in Ontario. We have a few here but I’ve never managed to go. We do have a farmers market walking distance to us, that’s open year round. Our grocery bill has gone up exponentially since it opened though! :/

    Cute artwork Max!!

    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      I love the farm! They have a farmers market downtown, but I like just going 5 minutes away and pretty much getting the same produce.

  3. Carmy

    how long will this be going on?! I might have to smuggle some on the grey hound back to Toronto when I go to Ottawa hahahaha Max’s Robot looks like the robot from futerama
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    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      The farm is open until October, but strawberries run out in about 2-3 weeks

  4. Lisa @ Lulus Big Adventure

    That’s a pretty legit robot drawing! haha

    Also, I think I need to start buying produce from farms. The produce in the grocery stores here is very hit or miss. Downside to living on an island.
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  5. Cori @

    We have a few local farmers markets where I am and they are my favorite place to frequent during the spring/summer. We have one that is open year round but obviously the selection isn’t as exciting in winter.
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