Cookstown Greens

Organic Farming, Vegetables, Recipes, News & Updates

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Why is Local Organic Produce More Expensive?

Why is Local Organic Produce More Expensive?

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The cost of locally grown vs imported produce

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Thank you and Happy New Year

Thank you and Happy New Year

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Thanking our staff and customers for your hard work and support!

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5 New Squash to Try This Season

5 New Squash to Try This Season

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5 unique squash to try and tasty new recipes

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It's OK To Share Your Greens With Bugs!

It's OK To Share Your Greens With Bugs!

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Why it's ok to find a few holes in your leafy greens!

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It's a Drought!

It's a Drought!

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Challenges that organic farmers face in a drought and what we're really hoping for!

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Spring Has Sprung

Spring Has Sprung

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Spring Prep - What we do to prepare for the growing season

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Sweeter After a Frost

Sweeter After a Frost

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Some vegetables taste sweeter after a frost

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Does a perfect looking vegetable mean it's better?

Does a perfect looking vegetable mean it's better?

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Perfect does not mean its better. How the quality of soil affects the look of your vegetables.

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The Family Behind Cookstown Greens

The Family Behind Cookstown Greens

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Meet the Ffrench family - The owners and growers

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From Field to Greenhouse

From Field to Greenhouse

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Our field leafy greens are coming to an end, so we now rely on our greenhouses to supply us through the winter.

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Our Irrigation Methods and Water Supply

Our Irrigation Methods and Water Supply

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How we irrigate and where our water comes from

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What's in Season?

What's in Season?

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Find out what organic vegetables are in season at Cookstown Greens

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Cooking With Squash Blossoms

Cooking With Squash Blossoms

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Squash Blossoms. Where they come from and how to cook with them

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Weeds...for dinner?

Weeds...for dinner?

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Some weeds you see every day are edible and a great culinary ingredient

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The Great e-Scape!

The Great e-Scape!

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Ontario garlic scapes are a delicious versatile vegetable

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Turnips the New Apples?

Turnips the New Apples?

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Baby, white, hakurei turnips are as fresh and crisp as an apple!

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Keeping the Bad Bugs Away

Keeping the Bad Bugs Away

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Organic methods for protecting vegetables from predatory insects and bugs

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Spring Updates, 2015

Spring Updates, 2015

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Spring updates from the farm - what's available, what's coming soon and other news.

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The Flavour Comes From Our Soil

The Flavour Comes From Our Soil

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Our organic vegetables get their taste from the nutrients they retain from our rich clay soil.

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The Age of Asparagus

The Age of Asparagus

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Coming Soon- Green and white asparagus. How they are grown, and how to prepare them.

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March of the Tomatoes

March of the Tomatoes

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What it takes to prepare for growing organic tomatoes

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What's New at Cookstown Greens?

Why is Local Organic Produce More Expensive?

The cost of locally grown vs imported produce

What Our Customers Say:

  • I don't remember the last time I ate a potato that tasted like, well, a potato. I hadn't realized how tasteless some food had become until you brought my taste buds to life.
    Sylvia, Toronto

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Why is Local Organic Produce More Expensive?

Why is Local Organic Produce More Expensive?

in organic-farming, vegetables

The cost of locally grown vs imported produce

Read more

Thank you and Happy New Year

Thank you and Happy New Year

in organic-farming

Thanking our staff and customers for your hard work and support!

Read more