record-keeping for vegetable farmers
Last summer, Shannon was invited to speak at the Nova Scotia Small Farm Expo about how we choose the varieties we grow. Here’s that presentation in a nutshell.                     Every winter, we order seeds for the coming season. We’re always on […]

How do we choose which Seed Varieties to ...


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We love the Winter Solstice! It was snowing lightly and we thought “We should get a photo….with the cats and the ducks!” Not easy….the ducks weren’t having any of it. Kevin was preoccupied and didn’t come when we called (though he suspiciously came into the house right after we took […]

Happy Winter Solstice!


Twisted Brook Farm
To improve our food system, it’s not just about growing good food locally. To grow delicious vegetables, we first need to plant seeds. In the same way that vegetables don’t “come from the store,” neither do seeds. Seeds are also grown on farms. Our customers seek us out according to […]

Farm-Raised Seeds: The 2016 Adventure



Acres USA
We were featured this year in Acres USA Magazine. In their section called Meet an Eco-Farmer. Here’s the interview: Farm Name: Broadfork Farm Farmers: Shannon Jones and Bryan Dyck Location: River Hebert, Nova Scotia, Canada Size: 15 acre farm, 5 acres in rotation between cash crops (vegetables, herbs, cut flowers) […]

Meet an Eco-Farmer


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This year, at Broadfork Farm, we decided to give duck-raising a try. We’ve kept laying hens in the past and thought it would be fun to try out ducks. Plus we were inspired by the nutritional profile of duck eggs (higher in nutrients than chicken eggs, likely due to their […]

Learning to Raise Ducks Organically


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I (Shannon) was incredibly lucky this year to be chosen as one of 56 Canadian delegates to Terra Madre Salone del Gusto in Torino, Italy. I was there for 6 days, from Sept.21 to 27th…..a fairly busy time of year on the farm….and I’m so grateful to Bryan for agreeing […]

What I Learned about Food and Farming in ...