Let’s all take a moment to appreciate the hard work of our farmers and thank Ontario’s agri-food sector for the incredible bounty of fresh, safe & nutritious food we get to enjoy everyday 🙂
BACKYARD POULTRY — ORDER FORMS & PRICE LISTS
***PLEASE NOTE: New policy that payment is due when ordering for all Backyard Poultry Orders of day-old birds and ready-to-lay hens.
Chicks & Turkeys — Day-Old — 2019 Order Form & Price List Download our order form & price list for pricing and pickup dates. Please allow 4+ weeks lead-time on orders for the pick-up date you require.
Ducklings, Goslings, Guinea Keets & Pheasants — Order Form & Price List Download our order form & price list for pricing and pick-up dates. Please allow 5+ weeks lead-time on orders for the pick-up date you require.
Ready-to-Lay Pullets — Order Form & Price List Download our order form & price list for pricing and pick-up dates of ready-to-lay pullets. We anticipate monthly pick-up dates throughout spring, summer & fall — TBA
Place an order for your desired month’s waiting list and we will contact you when we know when order pick-up date to our store will be — You can decide then if the pick-up date works for you. Order frequency depends upon adequate order volume, the availability of pullets from supplier and timing of third-party delivery services. NB: Birds must be picked up in Blackstock on confirmed pickup day – Sorry, no carry-over of birds to the following day or beyond. Please bring poultry transport crate(s) or large cardboard box(es) for the transport of your birds.
For your Information: In Ontario, backyard laying hen flocks may have up to 99 hens without purchasing quota. Ungraded eggs can only be sold from the actual farm gate location; Graded eggs (through a licensed grading station) may be sold anywhere, even from small flocks.
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GARDEN CENTRE IS OPEN!!!
Our garden centre offers a plethora of plants for bringing colour to your gardens, yard, decks & patios. Hanging baskets and large tropical planters for any spot in your yard or deck.
Box plants are available by the box or by the flat. Trailing plants, ivies, geraniums and various other annuals to create your own baskets, planters and window boxes. Choose from a wide assortment of locally-grown nursery stock that we are proud to offer.
For your vegetable patch, we have a wide assortment of vegetable plants ready for your garden plus seeds, onion sets, seed potatoes. Lots of water-soluble and granular fertilizers to get things going and to keep them healthy through to a bountiful harvest.
We also have lots of natural & coloured cedar mulch, triple-mix, potting soil & container mixes, cattle/sheep manure, compost and play/work sand for your garden & yard.
We’re proud to offer premium, locally-sourced ORGANIC Garden Soils and Potting Soil Mixes from the “Delicious Dirt” brand from Pefferlaw Peat Products.
For feeding your feathered friends, we have a great selection of bird feeders for wild birds, hummingbirds and Baltimore orioles. We also offer our Wright’s Premium Wild Bird Seed Mix, black oil or striped sunflower seed, safflower seed, peanuts, suet and other backyard wildlife supplies to keep them visiting your back yard. Follow this link: ‘YOUR BIRDS & WILDLIFE’ to visit our page where you’ll find valuable information on both feeding/hosting and also deterring backyard wildlife.
For those who enjoy seeing deer graze on their property, Wright’s Feeds ‘N Needs manufactures their own custom Deer Mix that will attract deer to visit plus we stock whole corn, grains, deer & salt blocks — ***Watch for our custom deer mix available during fall & winter seasons when there is less access to food for deer in the wild.
LAWN & GARDEN:
THINGS TO DO THIS MONTH — with excerpts from gardening gurus Mark & Ben Cullen’s Newsletter
Plant all hot crops. Corn, zucchini, squash (all cucurbits), peppers, potatoes: virtually every crop that requires heat to thrive are ready to plant in the first week of June. Unless you live in Newfoundland. You fortunate souls should wait a week or two longer.
Mulch. June is mulch month because May is planting month. After you get most of your plants in the ground you can save yourself up to 70% in watering and 90% in weeding by laying down a 5 cm layer of shredded cedar or pine bark mulch.
It is blossom time for roses, peonies, clematis and many other ‘early’ season flowering perennial plants. If you have room for more, now is the perfect time to plant them! Make sure that the plants you DO have are supported.
Container plants. Time to finish planting up containers using fresh potting or container mix, plants that suit your exposure and be sure to add a slow release fertilizer or use water-soluble 15-30-15 fertilizer weekly through the summer.
Herbs. Plant them. Harvest them as needed. Don’t over water them. With the exception of basil, they love to get dry between watering.
Tomatoes. Stake with a Mark’s Choice spiral stake and never tie them up again. Get them off the ground and double your crop. Mid-June start applying Bordo Mixture to prevent early and late blight.
GARDEN HOW-TO VIDEOS:
Canada’s gardening gurus, Mark Cullen & son, Ben, had a great time shooting new videos in the garden. Here are a few gardening videos that will inform and entertain you — Check them out:
News and Events:
Video: The real dirt on farming in Clarington
The Clarington Board of Trade produced a a home-grown, engaging video to highlight agriculture in Clarington. Told by members of the Clarington agriculture community, the video describes the realities and rewards of farming as a business and as a passion. The video aims to inspire and encourage viewers to learn more about the importance of farming. To view the video, visit youtube.com.
The Region of Durham Agricultural Strategy set for an update, with highlighted focus on current issues in the agriculture and agri-food sectors
The Durham Region 5 Million Trees Program is part of the Durham Community Climate Change Local Action Plan, with the goal of increasing forest cover in the region by approximately 2,800 hectares. To be eligible, landowners must have 2.5 acres of non-agricultural land to plant. Forests Ontario plants the trees at a highly subsidized rate and checks their survival at various intervals in the following few years. Learn more about Durham Region’s 5 Million Trees Program.
The On-Farm Childcare Program, offered by Durham Farm and Rural Family Resources (DFRFR), is designed to provide quality child care for farm families who reside in Durham where at least one of the parents’ primary source of income is through a farm operation. The program operates from May to September and allows parents to concentrate on farm work during peak times, without having their children in the workplace. Learn more about the On Farm Childcare Program.
RETURN POLICY: We will gladly accept returns of in-store items with your proof of purchase and the original packaging.
PLEASE NOTE: All feed products are ‘Final Sale’ due to CFIA bio-security protocols.