Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunday Excursion - Sun-Tech Tomatoes

On Sunday we went to viisit the Sun-Tech greenhouses ( I had thought of it a while back in the context of learning about local produce and researching where to buy fresh food - they grow tomatoes, cucumber, eggplant and beans. We learnt a few things (1) Sunday is actually the worst day to go because very few people are working and so there is really no one who can show you around.  Any other day is better - Saturdays are fine. That being said the 1 person who was working was willing enough to leave the shop and take us into the greenhouse...and she knew what she was talking about..  (2) Don't go if you're allergic to bees.  There are hundreds of bumblebees in the greenhouse.  They're friendly bees because they live in a great bee environment with lots of plants, but they are bees.  (3) Sun-Tech will be part of Doors Open Ottawa on June 5th and 6th.

If your children want to run around outside there is lots of space but I would still recommend combining this outing with something else - our choice was Watson's grist and flour Mill in Manotick (