Thursday, August 16, 2012

August Harvest/Rural Thursday

 A farmers' market and fields of onions and carrots

East Gwillimbury lies on the eastern edge of the Holland Marsh, an area rich in fertile organic matter that retains water and nutrients.

Workers harvesting carrots

Other crops grown in the Holland Marsh  include cabbage, spinach, beets, bok choy and other Asian vegetables. Some of the veggies will be sold at the Farmers' market in the first photo, and some will be transported to towns and cities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). 

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32 comments:

Jill said...

It all looks so lush and lovely!

rainfield61 said...

It looks like it is somewhere in the tropics.

Pam :) said...

With all that moist rich soil and greenery.. Holland Marsh is a perfect name.

Buttons said...

Oh I have to see the Holland Marsh someday I have always wanted to. B

Andy said...

We are lucky to have such a large growing area close to the GTA.

Elisa said...

Those landscapes are so argentinians!

Kate said...

Wonderful sights to see, but I'm too lazy to want to be an active person involved in the harvest work; glad these workers don't feel that way!

Paul in Powell River said...

Now that's one Farmer's Market that get's it's wares fresh!

Halcyon said...

Onions and carrots! I'm ready for some fresh harvest. :)

Gillian Olson said...

Ah, the summer harvest, great scenes. There is so much wondeful fresh produce this time of year, isn't it wonderful.

Small City Scenes said...

Wonderful farming shots. Love the lushness of the Marsh. Same stuff going on out this way too. Love to watch the harvesting. MB

TexWisGirl said...

nice to see rich harvests of any kind!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a lovely sight, our vegetable harvest is a disaster this season.

LONDONLULU said...

Beautiful! I love seeing these seasonal scenes echoed across different parts of the world (or at least of this continent :). We're lucky to be near a lot of farms here, but I'm beginning to realize it's an exception and not the rule...

RedPat said...

Fresh from the farm!

Lowell said...

It looks rich and lush and very fertile land you are lucky to live in such a land.

The earth under Stone Creek is sand!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Very like the fens in England - rich peat soil left behind after draining marshland. Your photos show the fertility of the land and the intensive way in which it can be farmed.

Rose said...

I so love these shots...you live in such a beautiful area!

Rohrerbot said...

Looks lovely. I can only imagine the wonderful smells of the country. Well maybe minus the manure....but even that has a good smell once in awhile. Looks wonderful. Beautiful area.

Snowcatcher said...

Not only did you make me wish I was outside instead of at a computer, but you also made me hungry!!!

Randy said...

It's bunny heaven.

Jack said...

Bok choy? I am not taking any questions today.

George said...

I'll bet the veggies from that market are delicious.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

The green just looks so beautiful to me. Pretty scenes!

Madge Bloom said...

Lovely pastoral scene...

Stephanie said...

Such richness in greens.

Ann said...

Why is it called Holland Marsh? swampy like Holland?

Everything Changes said...

Great shots!

Roan said...

Sadly we don't have a farmer's market around here, and we are in the middle of farm country. We rely on our garden for fresh veggies.

Jenn Jilks said...

Beautiful shots, EG!

Amy Burzese said...

Farming shots are always good in my book. Thanks for sharing these!

see you there! said...

So lush and green. I'll bet you shop at that farmer's market.

Darla

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