Our farm grows over 30 types of vegetables and some fruits. Our produce is seeded, planted, weeded, and picked by hand. , using natural fertilizers, and zero pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. Ever. We harvest at peak ripeness just before your delivery; it doesn’t get any more farm-fresh than that! The varieties of fruit and veggies we grow are carefully selected for great taste and optimal nutrition, just another reason buying directly from local farms makes life more delicious!
Eating locally means you will receive an ever changing variety of items in your box, and you will enjoy different types of produce as they reach peak harvest. You will always receive at least the dollar value of your share in quantity, and during peak harvest season boxes may be up to double in volume and value.
Here are some samples of what our customers received in their boxes over various months last year (based on large sized box).
MAY – beets, potatoes, carrots, butternut, radish, garlic, cauliflower, tomatoes, leeks, romaine, bok choi, spring salad mix, chives
JULY – new potatoes, zucchini, marrow squash, beets, tomatoes, green beans, snap peas, white onions, red kale, rainbow chard, pac choi, romaine, green onion, radish, butter lettuce, thyme, basil
OCTOBER – potatoes, carrots, white onion, beets, zucchini, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, eggplant, brussel sprouts, peppers, kale, leeks, green onion, romaine, tatsoi, salanova lettuce
JANUARY – potatoes, beets, celery, garlic, peppers, cucumber, broccoli, tomatoes, kale, collard greens, romaine, iceberg lettuce, spinach, mushrooms
Our growing season can change based on the weather. This is meant as an approximate guide based on last year’s experience
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*During the growing season 100% of the produce is grown on our farm. For the winter we include as much of our own product as possible- we grow extra storage produce in the summer to plan for this (for example onions, garlic, beets, squash, potatoes, carrots etc.) We also freeze some of the summer’s best bounty, and offer Green Beans, Tomatoes and Brussels Sprouts long after the snow has covered the ground. In the coldest months we partner with a few other local farms that grow hothouse produce so that we can offer a variety of greens etc. from producers whose practices align with our farming methods.
For example, we are pleased to partner with Boreal Berry Farms to offer their product in our online store- their cold climate frozen berries are a great local fruit for months when our fruit is not in season. There may be occasions in the winter where specific items are sourced from organic producers elsewhere but for the most part the supplemented produce is Ontario grown, and we never offer foods that cannot be grown in our climate region (such as bananas, citrus fruits, avocados, e.t.c.)