Tomato bulletin The Village Green says, "As of the May long weekend, heirloom tomatoes seedlings will be ready to go to their new homes (and gardens).
Winter is a time to stock up with candles. In Hastings County we have a number of producers who make beeswax candles. The advantage of beeswax candles over paraffin candles is that they are not made of oil-based products and don't give off fumes. According to research quoted by the Pheylonian Products beeswax candles emit natural negative ions which help reduce toxins, dust and odours in the air. You can buy their 100 per cent, pure Canadian beeswax candles in a great variety of sizes at the Philoxia Gift Shop, 4088 Marlbank Road, Marlbank or online. They also sell honey, hand creams and bee pollen. Twin Sisters Hive and Honey Products in Stirling have beeswax candles, this seasons honey and hand creams. They are at 231 Frankford Road, Stirling.
It has been a good season for potatoes and there are many varieties to chose from. You can find out more about potatoes and check out recipes at the Ontario Potato Board. To find out where to buy local potatoes search for potatoes growers in Hastings County.
How about buying a beef animal for Christmas and sharing it with family and friends. You can buy a whole animal, a half or a quarter directly from the farmer.