Spring has finally sprung! The daffodils are blooming, the trees are budding and blossoming and the weather is (slowly) warming up. Spring is always about change and new growth. Dana is chomping at the bit to get her seedlings into the garden out back and get her hands dirty in the flowerbeds. The garage and windows need cleaning and it’s almost that time of year to pull out the lawn mower, separate my shoulder trying to start the damn thing, and then sit on the porch deciding that it’s better for the environment to just let it grow for another week. And Audrey has now learned that the best part of growing vegetables in the backyard is we put manure in the boxes to help things grow. That’s right honey, its poop. Ahhh, spring!
We have been busy with Pickles Eh! too with lots of changes happening. We are constantly in the kitchen trying to keep up with the growing demand (thanks to everyone for the great feedback and support) and we are very excited for May.
Starting Sunday, May 1st, we, along with the other vendors at The Slow Food Market, will be moving outdoors to Stratford’s Market Square. We have been inside the Falstaff Family Centre every Sunday for the last 3 months braving out this elongated winter and everyone has been so supportive and encouraging. We are thrilled to be a part of this community and now we all going downtown! (Cue Petula Clark!)
This Sunday (and all through the summer and fall) you can find us behind Stratford City Hall selling our growing supply of mustards, chutneys, pickles, marmalades, and vinegars. We also have several fun Stratford Festival themed products planned based on their current season to share with everyone and even more seasonal products filling up our table, and hopefully yours too, as it becomes available (can’t wait for all that local asparagus!)
Please come on out and say hi to all the amazing growers, bakers, roasters, cheesemakers, and artisans that make up this amazing Sunday experience and then go get your hands dirty and welcome Spring the best way I can think of – with a big pile of poop.
We hope to see you all there!
Andy and Dana