On the farm

Events or eventful happening at Broadfork Farm


Frog on the farm
Sometimes, we’ve got some cool things to share with you….but the idea of writing a whole blog post is intimidating (like when we’re transplanting like crazy and our bodies feel sore and we come into the house and grab a bag of Sweet n’ Spicy greens and eat them like chips before passing out). So, every once in a while, we’re going to right a short and sweet little post about 5 things inspiring us on the farm right now. Or maybe 5 from the Farm (#5fromthefarm)? Here we go….    This awesome Leopard Frog found on a low tunnel. He […]

5 Things Inspiring Us on the Farm Right ...


spring flowers
We’re back at the Dieppe Market, starting this coming Saturday (April 22nd)! Our fields are still drying out but we have crops from the unheated tunnels. Beautiful baby kale, brightly coloured Asian greens, arugula, and the earliest tulips we’ve ever grown! We’ll also start bringing some of the seeds we’ve saved for folks to plant out in their home gardens (the veggies that can be planted out at this time of year). And we have delicious winter carrots! We never seem to have enough to fulfill the demand this early in the season, so I’d recommend getting to the market […]

Returning to the Dieppe Market this Weekend!


Japanese turnip
  We adore trying new things. And, while it’s not only new varieties or crops that excite us (it’s also fun each year to re-connect with old friends/favourite crops), here are some that we can’t wait to grow and harvest this year. Chocolate Sprinkles tomato: Trialing new tomato varieties is an addiction we’re slowly getting a handle on. I mean, you’ll still see a few varieties on this list (and there are others that are new for us this year too that excite us but didn’t make the cut for this list) but for the past few years the crazy […]

Some Exciting Things for 2017!



onions 4
  Spring is here and we can feel it! Regardless of the temperature outside or whether there is snow on the ground, spring to us feels like: starting seeds in the greenhouse trying to tie up all the URGENT and IMPORTANT items that were on our Winter To-Do List (some of the items were actually just dreams….) counting down the days until we return to the Dieppe Market (and hoping the weather will shine on us to bring that date sooner) encouraging our bodies to get out of “office mode” encouraging our cat Kubota to get out of “office mode” […]

Welcome Spring!


beginning farmer 1
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 the photos). Yuki and Kubota were both game but only Yuki made it into any of the pictures. Kubota either sat on the other side of the camera watching us or went into the hedgerow behind us, out of sight. And who was the photographer? A stack of bulb crates […]

Happy Winter Solstice!


pea seed saving
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 why, how, and what we grow; we also seek out seed that is grown in certain ways and with certain values. We’ve bought some really cool seeds bred by plant breeding elder Carol Deppe who says “When you breed a variety, you breed your own values right into the variety. […]

Farm-Raised Seeds: The 2016 Adventure