A New Season Begins! Posted on May 3, 2016
Planting season has begun, and things are getting busy in the fields. It's the time of year when you worry about frost, wind damage to seedlings, and hoping the season gets off to a good start! Look for updated recipes coming soon as well as our new feature - add our recipes right to your Pinterest boards! We are a proud sponsor of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association's Half Your Plate initiative. Make half of your plate fresh vegetables - it's easy, great tasting, and so good for your health.
Chary Picker Closed for the Season Posted on Sep 20, 2015
It's the end of another busy, successful season for our retail market. THANK YOU to all of our customers! Our produce will still be available in your local stores for a few weeks yet. Please continue to buy local, because good things grow in Ontario!
UN International Year of the Soils Posted on Aug 3, 2015
It's not just dirt...you step on it everyday, grow grass on it, even possibly make mud pies...it's soil, and without healthy soil, you won't get healthy food. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN has declared 2015 Interrnational Year of Soils. The soil in Ontario is called Guelph Soil, and it covers 40,500 hectares and produces just about every kind of crop that can be grown in our climate. It's worthy or our respect and protections.
Paris Football Club U-13 Boys Posted on Aug 3, 2015
Chary Produce is a proud sponsor of the Paris FC U-13 Boys soccer team - champions in all four tournaments this summer:
- Lake Simcoe (Keswick)
- Walter Kirchner (Woodstock)
- Cambridge Heritage
- Gates Tournament (Rochester New York)
The boys are currently 2nd in their division and 11th in Ontario! Congratulations boys!!
The Paris U-13 club will be travelling to England in March of 2016, where they will learn some new skills, attend training, and play some games as well. Good luck boys - it's an awesome experience!
It's Fresh Season Posted on Aug 3, 2015
It's pickle season! Come and get fresh pickles, any size you like with some fresh dill and garlic!
Also in season: just about everything you can grow in Ontario: our own tomatoes, sweet corn, zucchini, peppers, along with Ontario peaches, onions, carrots, beets, plums, berries, lettuce, potatoes and more!
Know where you food comes from, buy local :)
Chary Picker Country Market Posted on Jun 3, 2014
Opening June 19, 2014! In spite of the long, cold winter the crops are looking good. Zucchini will be the first crop ready in mid June, followed closely by cabbage and cucumbers! Come & taste the freshness !
Last Shot Fired: War of 1812 Bicentennial Posted on Jun 3, 2014
We're proud to be a sponsor of the Last Shot Fired - Battle of Malcom's Mills. Come to the Lion's Park in Oakland on June 28, 2014 for two battle re-enactments, period food, music, and demonstrations. The Malcom's Mills battle was the site of the last shot fired at an invading force in Canada. Visit www.westerncorridor.com
for a complete list of events in Ontario.
Westbrook House Opening Ceremony Posted on May 18, 2014
The opening ceremony for the Westbrook House at the Westfield Heritage Village was held on Sunday May 18 2014. It was such a pleasure to see our former bunkhouse restored to its original condition. Many people worked very hard to make it happen - the house had nearly been lost several times had it not been for key moments and people who stepped in to save it. If you get the chance, visit Westfield (www.westfieldheritage.ca
) - it's an amazing site of 365 acres with 55 restored building - a wonderful reminder of times gone by. Steve Chary Jr was given a plaque for his part in saving the building, as well as two of our seasonal workers who worked for weeks with Clayton Barker carefully dismantling it. We will soon put a plaque of our own up at the original site of the building, hopefully in time for the planned celebrations in Oakland for the end of the War.
Inter-Farm Soccer Tournament Posted on Jul 25, 2013
Soccer Tournament: Chary Produce
would like to capture the title from Lingwood Farms who defeated us last
year in a very close final game!
The tournament will take place in late July…training is starting
Chary Picker Country Market Posted on Jun 14, 2013
Picker Country Market opened on Friday June 14, 2013. Check us out! We have Ontario strawberries, zucchini,
asparagus, and garlic! In spite of
the later start to spring, the crops are looking good.. Our dill cucumbers will be ready by
about June 20!