New on the shelf and available for sale in our Gift Shop are some Blueberry Jam, Summer Berry (Strawberry, Raspberry and Blueberry) Jam, “Blubarb” (Blueberry and our own grown Rhubarb) Jam and Carrot & Orange Marmalade. These homemade jams are made by our member/volunteer Sue at London Heritage Farm using reduced sugar recipes whenever possible. They are truly special gifts for Mother’s Day! Come and shop at our Gift Shop this coming weekend. We are open Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 pm.
Two more weeks to go and London Heritage Farm will be hosting its biggest Spring event – the 11th Annual Plant Sale. Apart from our special selection of perennials, annuals, herbs, tomatoes seedlings, bedding plants and hanging baskets; there will be a unique collection of succulent arrangements. Here is a sneak peek at what we will have for the London Heritage Farm’s 11th Annual Plant Sale.
Mark your calendar and the dates are May 13th and 14th, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Thanks to all the postings and re-postings of our Instagrammer @londonheritagefarmsociety, finding the many hidden treasures within the 4.06 acre historical site of London Heritage Farm and to learn about interesting things and happenings around there is now just a click or tab away.
Follow @londonheritagefarmsociety at Instagram, read about the little story in each of the image/video postings, and you will find many good reasons to bring your family and friends to visit this humble historical site.
Sharing below are a few of the many interesting Instagram postings/re-postings …
Vintage Vibes 🎼 The Phonograph was invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb 💡 This old phonograph is displayed in the London family's Parlor Room. The machine recorded sound and reproduced it back 🔊 #steveston #phonograph #music #history #tour #vancitybuzz #vancouverisawesome #dailyhivevan #heritage
"The Music Maker" – The story goes that this piano has been part of the London Family since the early 1900's. Daughters Lucy and May became accomplished players filling the home with music for many years. In 1922 the eldest son Ed inherited the piano and it was taken away until 2004 when Ed's great granddaughter had it returned to London Heritage Farm. A quick Google search yields an interesting fact about this old New Scale Williams piano. This and many other pianos of there time are not able to be tuned high enough to achieve concert pitch (A440) as this had not yet been standardized. The Williams piano company only "ran" from 1837 to 1932. #instrument #williamspiano #oldpiano #A440 #pianogram #pianolife #pianolove #🎹 #old #playme #history #instablog #tearoom #upright #richmondbc #perspective #story #londonfarm #lhfsociety #londonheritagefarm #stevestonstyle
Mason bees are named for their habit of using mud or other “masonry” products in constructing their nests, which are made in naturally occurring gaps such as between cracks in stones or other small dark cavities; when available some species preferentially use hollow stems or holes in wood made by wood-boring insects. Unlike honey bees, mason bees are solitary; every female is fertile and makes her own nest, and no worker bees for these species exist. Solitary bees produce neither honey nor beeswax. Pollination is their thing. -Wikipedia #🐝 #masonbees #lotstosee #richmondbc #steveston #farmlife #busybee #londonheritagefarm #bringthekids
Boys and girls, how amazing is this capture?! Images like this make me think we should look into starting a yearly calendar. @vanclayton nailed it for sure. A quick look at his channel reveals that this wasn't just a lucky shot as he has some real photographic skill. Serious cool factor… Achieved! #artisan #whitehouse #comeseeforyourself #🎄 #farmlife #santascoming #steveston #richmondbc #photooftheday #repost