The Organic Farm
Visiting the Farm
Opening hours: Saturday, 11 a.m – 5 p.m
During the season Mike is available at the farm every Saturday to answer questions about growing organically and give tours of the farm, and the geo-thermal greenhouses. You can also buy produce directly from us at the farm.
If you are looking for something specific, call ahead or send an e-mail with your request. We will try to reserve your order so you won't be disappointed if you visit the farm. Children are welcome! On most visits, you will find tea, coffee and tea buns waiting for you in the kitchen!
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This was brought to our attention by present CSA member Kjellrun Hestekin. This was sent to her from her former Veggie bag partner, who is now in a veggie co-op in Windsor, Ontario. It is light hearted and has lots of good … Continue reading
More information: “Join Marlene Creates (poetry), Nicola Hawkins (dance), Don McKay (poetry), and Louise Moyes (dance) as they lead a walk in The Boreal Poetry Garden — six acres of boreal forest in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland. The events this summer … Continue reading
2014’s summer was certainly memorable; in June we froze, July we boiled and in August we rotted (September has been mercifully average)! Some crops either liked it or coped with it better while some were stunted, affected by the radical shifts … Continue reading
The Organic Farm offers food and accommodations to people who want to volunteer on the farm. The Farm Stay or WOOFER program involves working 25 hours a week, usually 5 hours a day/ 5 days a week, thus, giving time … Continue reading
One of the more left-field things we grow on the farm is catgrass. We’ve been doing it for a while now, and sell the plants in stores ready for chewing on. Recently we’ve been sending a few pots here and … Continue reading
SIGN UP FOR THE COMPOST BRIGADE! HERE’S HOW! YOU HELP US! WE HELP YOU AND WE BOTH HELP THE ENVIRONEMNT! The initial contact to sign up for the Compost Brigade is by appointment. This includes reading the guidelines for acceptable … Continue reading
Here’s a great story coming out of Cuba: ‘All over the world, coral reefs are dying at an alarming rate. But off Cuba, they are flourishing. Why? The answer, according to David Guggenheim, a marine scientist and president of Ocean … Continue reading
Johnny is an employee on the farm and works mostly in the greenhouses during Summer. He took these photos last year during his time working on the farm.
The farm was delighted to see it got a mention (although perhaps mention is a tad unfair! we get a double-page spread!) in notable St John’s chef Mark McCrowe’s (whose restaurants are Aqua and The Club) book “Island Kitchen: An … Continue reading