Turkey time!

Hi Everyone!

Today we’re talking about taking turkey orders

Between September 24th-October 6th, please call 416-537-1235 and ask for Kelly or Antonio to coordinate size and pickup.

We’re carrying 3 kinds: 

  • Rowe Farms (Antibiotic and Hormone Free) between 8-18 lbs
  • Fenwood (Antibiotic and Hormone Free) between 14-16 lbs
  • Yorkshire (Organic) between 14-16 lbs

Thanks!

Hopefully family dinners with intensely political uncles will be more tolerable now that you can mute them.

 

PS: We’re resuming flyer sharing on October 2nd.

 



No mask? No problem!

It looks like masks will be a thing for a bit 😔.

So on Monday, July 13th, we’re going to start selling the disposable masks (that we’ve been giving away for free since May 14th) for $1.00 and give the proceeds to St. Clair Supports The Stop!

Led by local business Cocoa Latte, the program raises money for St. Clair chefs and stores who prepare hundreds of healthy, wholesome takeout meals for The Stop’s Wychwood Open Doors— a drop-in centre that works with neighbours experiencing issues like homelessness.

It’s a win/win/win. That’s three wins. Count ’em:

  1. Protect others with a mask
  2. Support local businesses
  3. Help neighbours most deeply impacted by COVID-19


Fall 🌸 ideas.

Well folks, it’s the turning of the season. Autumn is upon us.
Whether you’re grateful for the cooler weather or have already started wearing a parka, it’s time to focus on practical matters like trading spring planters for more frost-tolerant plants.

Following are a few suggestions. If you know all this, please feel free to look down on gardening newbies but please do your best to be helpful 👩🏼‍🌾.

 

Chrysanthemums are a versatile fall classic.
They come in a variety of sizes and colours from pure white to burgundy red.
On their own, mums are perfect cool-weather flowers that brighten up any fall day. Mixed in a planter with millet and ornamental peppers, they create a harvest-season look.

Asters are another easy fall flower. Pick off the buds as they turn brown to encourage new growth throughout the season.

If you’re looking for something a little different, celosia is an eye-catching addition to any planter with neon-bright, long-lasting blooms. They make excellent cut flowers or they can be dried to use in crafts!
That exclamation mark is supposed to offer encouragement–you got this! Pandemics are perfect for crafting. You’re stuck inside a lot anyway, they keep the hands busy, and learning new things brightens and tires the mind.

Need to fill in some space? Heuchera comes in lime green to dark red, makes a great accent, and can be planted in the garden for next year.

Still need more colour? Try pot :).
Whether you grab a finished pot or plant it yourself, fall planters are an easy way to add colour at the end of the growing season.

 

Our staff are always happy to answer any questions about what plants will fit your needs–there are no dumb gardening questions. If we didn’t like talking plants and infecting people with our enthusiasm we would’ve picked another line of work.

So stop by, email fiestagardens@fiestafarms.ca. or give us a call at 416-537-1244.

Fiesta Gardens is open to the public, from 9 am to 6 pm seven days a week. There’s no line up to get into the garden centre, and most of the experience is outdoors, but please wear a mask 😷 and maintain physical distance.

See you in the aisles!



A Cooking Class From Indigenous Mexico

 

Learn to cook the Mexican post-colonial dish, molletes guided by artist Beatriz Paz Jiménez. “If you are interested in Mesoamerican polyculture; Mexican Indigenous food ways; the links between ancestral foods, agriculture and self-definition; the effects of racism, colonialism and migration on homelands and much more, this is for you,” says curator Su-Ying Lee. Participants will receive a special ingredient for the cooking portion of the event that was sent by Beatriz from Mexico City. Continue »



An Ode To Corn Fritters

Corn Fritters with Whipped Hot Honey Butter from Vegetarian Adventures

 

When’s the last time you made fritters at home? This time of year is ideal for corn fritters – the corn is at its sweetest and there’s so much of it. The measurements are so easy, this is the kind of recipe you can keep in your head. One ear of corn makes four palm-sized fritters. Mix the kernels with egg and flour – one egg and one tablespoon per cob – and a sprinkling of salt and let sit for an hour. Then fry and serve. That’s it. Continue »



Tropical plants in the house!

Stave off seasonal affective disorder and keep the green growing going with tropical house plants.

Whether you’d like to spruce up your working from home situation, come home to an inviting space, trick out your Instagram set, or put something sexy in your new macrame hanging potholders, our newly arrived selection should have you covered.

Accent your decor, improve indoor air quality, and reduce the anxiety we’re all understandably feeling this year with new friends from our current family of tropicals like the Calatheas. Here you get the best History related info for you gardening.

The markings of the different varieties of this species look striking when solitary and swell paired with other plant pals.

They’re perfect in low light environments and prefer to be kept moist. A misting or a humidity tray can be helpful in maintaining moisture levels. But don’t worry, we’ll share care tips for whichever new green friends you take home.

Stop by, email, or call us with any questions at 416-537-1235.

Fiesta Gardens is open to the public and there’s no line up to get in! Beat that! Just wear a mask 😷 when you come by.

We’re currently open 7 days a week from 9 am to 6 pm.

And delivery and curbside pick up are available.



Getting Philosophical About Sourdough

sourdough loaf by A Couple Cooks, find the tutorial below

 

In a recent article for Heated, Caroline Hatchett dives into the science of sourdough – the bacteria specifically, and busts open a few myths along the way. She starts off with the story of Sara May, a writer, whose sourdough starter turns black during a long move undertaken during lockdown from Philadelphia to Ithaca.

This is the entry point for those of us who name our starters like pets, who believe that feeding specific ingredients to starters will alter the flavour of the final bread we produce from them. Continue »