The Organic Farm is located in Portugal Cove, a twenty minute ferry ride from Bell Island. Two of our employees are long time residents of Bell Island and take the ferry ride every morning to come to work. Antoine is a member of the Veggie Coop, which is the group buying program where families purchase a membership which entitles them to a weekly supply of vegetables during the season. Here is a video of Antoine diving Bell Island shipwrecks.
Welcome to the 2013 season!
We started planting seedling trays in February. The early seedlings (lettuce, swiss chard, fennel, a variety of cole crops, onions, and several types of herbs) are available on Saturdays at our farm from 11am-5pm. We have been setting plants outdoors since late April. Thus, if the weather holds, we are looking forward to an early beginning in 2013. Our CSA 2013 Season starts today, 24 June.
Where Can I Buy The Organic Farm’s Produce?
At the St John’s Farmers’ Market, which occurs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. you will find new vegetables each week as the season unfolds. Also, edible flowers, herbal teas and other specialist products such as asian greens. You can find, in advance, a list of what we will bring each week by clicking the Farmers’ Market tab on the menu, or simply click here.
Planning A Wedding or Anniversary?
Why not make it even more memorable by decorating your cakes and squares with fresh, delicate, edible flower or choosing some sturdy, colourful flowers such as nasturtiums, bachelor buttons and carnation to garnish the salads or plates? Drop by the Farm and choose the flower/s you like and reserve in advance. Or contact us for an appointment.
The Organic Farm Veggie Coop
The CSA is now closed for new applicants and the 2o13 Season commences today (24 June) with the smaller bag group. You may find the packing slips (a list of what vegetables you will receive each week) underneath the “Veggie Coop | CSA” on the main menu, and then going down to “Packing Slips” and then finally, clicking “2013 Season“. “Farm Notes“, our message that goes along with each veggie coop week, can also be found under the Veggie Coop | CSA menu option.
We always accept applications but we do have our regular employees. Early Spring is extremely busy for us and we generally have lots of short term work available. Career minded people are certainly welcome, our farm has slowly grown enough to provide several career minded people with profit sharing incentives.
We are accepting applicants.