How Big is Your Head— of CABBAGE? — Carleton Place Farmer’s Market



Merle Bowes from Limekiln Gardens never lets a big head get to his head. Cabbage that is! On the Ramsay 4th line he has a head start on us all at Limekiln Gardening. For 23 years (since 1992) he has been coming to the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market. From the deep soil valley where lime surrounds him, he grows no chemical-certified organic produce.



We all know that if you let your head too big it will break your neck. No necks being broken here, only quality produce with the secrets taught by his Great Grandfather who grew wheat in Renfrew County.


Merle has been a trailblazer on his 7-8 acres, and he grows tomatoes like no tomorrow. But he is a humble man, because he knows if you get a big head about things mistakes will happen. Believe you me– there are no mistakes in his amazing variety of tomatoes. Don’t like vegetables? Heck maybe broccoli doesn’t like you either!


Merle loves chili sauce and salsa made from his tomatoes. He knows the bigger a man’s head- the worst the headache- so he keeps it simple, and only the best comes to the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market. There is “no dill” about it!



We all have faults- but Merle is an honest hard working farmer- he keeps his head about him– but not his spectacular cabbage and vegetables!


Merle and his daughter Elaine keep their feet on the ground and have everything you need for a great vegetable dish or salad. And they never let their heads do the thinking for those big head of cabbage!

Remember eat your vegetables today- tomorrow the world!

“Shop The Carleton Place Farmer’s Market —- Because there is no place like home!”

Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

7 Beckwith St.
Carleton Place, Ontario
(613) 809-0660

830 am to 1230 am

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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