Carl's Country Corner
Carl's Country Corner is located at 1706 Harmony Rd. in Corbyville, only five km east of HWY#37 or 5km west of Shannonville Rd. The Owner Carl Huffman and his mother, Wilma have a market garden growing most everything from asparagus to zucchini which is available for purchase at their Farm Gate Stand. They also grow various apples, pears, and cherries. Baking and preserving is a large part of the business which is ready and available or can be pre-ordered for next day. For example pies, tarts, cookies etc. Carl also prepares casseroles and dinner dishes upon request. The Canning and Baking is available all year long which comes in handy for busy holiday and family get togethers. Your guests will never know that you didn't do the work yourself!
The pickles, relishes, jams, jellies, maple syrup and sauces have won many local fair awards and prizes. Most of the recipes have been passed down from Carl's mother's grandparents and relatives from the Empire Loyalist days long ago.
Seasonal Produce starts in May with fresh garden greens, then Asparagus and Berries. During the early part of the Season Carl has all types of perennials and vegetable plants for sale.
In February and March Carl's busy in the Family Sugar Bush managed by neighbours and friends all helping and benefiting from the home-made Maple Syrup, which is shared amongst all the workers and families. Carl has a supply of this liquid gold for sale as long as supplies last throughout the year.
Other Produce includes Onions, Garlic, Fresh Cut Flowers and Arrangements, Rutabagas, Turnips, Sweet Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, Spinach, Lettuces, Radishes, Asian Vegetables (Pak Choi, Shanghai Pak Choi, Toy Choi, Mustard Greens and Long Asian Eggplants), Cabbages, Carrots, Cauliflowers, Broccoli, Rapini, Brussels Sprouts, Cucumbers, Beans, Rhubarb, Melons, Fennel, Asparagus, Herbs, Sweet & Hot Peppers, Okra, Tomatoes, Some Potatoes, Arugula, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Winter Squash & Pumpkins. Of Coarse: Sweet Corn!!
Carl Huffman and his mother Wilma are well known locally for the quality of the jams, preserves and pickles they make. They win prizes at the local fairs. Their pickles, relishes, jams & jellies are available year round.
Pickles include: Icicle, Bread & Butter, Dills, Polish Dills, Dilled Green Tomatoes, Dill Beans, Hot Dill Beans, Sweet Mixed Pickles, Dilled Mixed Pickles, Pickled Beets, Pickled Onions, Carrots, Asparagus, Hot Peppers, etc., etc.
Relishes include: Chilli Sauce, Hot & Sweet Chilli Sauce, Fruited Chilli Sauce, Hot Fruited Chilli Sauce, Sweet Green Cucumber (Hot Dog) Relish, Golden Relish, Green Pepper Relish, Hot Green Pepper Relish, Dill Relish,
Hot Dill Relish, Salsa (Mild, Med., and Hot Available), Corn Relish, etc., etc.
Jams include: Strawberry, Red Raspberry, Purple Raspberry, Black Raspberry, Blueberry, Grape, Peach, Raspberry Peach, Pear, Fruit Marmalades, Apple Sauce, Green Tomato Mincemeat, Assorted Fruit Jalapeno Jams, etc., etc.
Jellies include: Surprise Jelly (made from tomatoes but tastes like Strawberry), Raspberry Jelly, Crab Apple Jelly, Grape Jelly, Apple Jelly, Peach Jelly, Red and Green Pepper Jellies, Hot Pepper Jellies, etc., etc.
I'm always trying new ideas every year with great success winning many prizes at our local fairs and shows. Give us a try and let me know what you think. Contact me at carlscountrycornergmail.com or 613-391-8491 & be sure to visit Carl's Country Corner this season and see what's growing and going on when it comes to Local and Home-Made!
This year I will have a table at the NEW TYENDINAGA FARMERS MARKET at the Melrose Ball Field every second Saturday 9 am-12 noon starting May 5, 2018.