Market


overwintered kale
We’ll be back at the Dieppe Market this coming Saturday, April 9th. We’ve got lots of greens in our unheated tunnel with more ready to be planted in their spot. We’ve got some greens you may never have tried before like Mache (aka Corn Salad) and Miner’s Lettuce (aka Claytonia). We’ve also got the sweetest spinach you’ll ever eat, gorgeous kales, and bok choi. Can’t wait to see you at the Market! your farmers, Shannon and Bryan  

Back at Market April 9th!


Moncton farmer
Mission and Goals of the Broadfork Farmers We want to save the world. Transform the food system. Increase the health of people. Protect all the other species on this planet. Build soil for future generations. We do this by being farmers. By stewarding the land. By farming organically. We add nutrients to our soil that are needed for healthy human beings, not just growing plants. We seek out the coolest, most delicious varieties we can find from many seed sources – this isn’t what you’ll find in any grocery store. We use our knowledge of cooking, nutrition, and ecology to […]

Who is your Farmer?


Dieppe organic food
Bryan and I will be attending the Dieppe Market until the end of October….that means only 2 more weeks left for this year! We’re sad to say goodbye to our weekly visits with our wonderful customers and all our lovely fellow market vendors. But we’re already so excited for all the planning and preparations we’ll be doing this winter for next season! So, make sure you come on out and stock up before then. And, if you need some help with storing those veggies, check out the Vegetable Storage blog post I wrote a few years ago: Storing Your Veggies […]

Only 2 more weeks left at Market!



Right now, we’re planting (both direct-seeding like in the picture above and transplanting seedlings we’ve started in the greenhouse), weeding, mowing, preparing beds, covering crops with row cover, starting more seeds in the greenhouse for future plantings, harvesting and more. We’re basically trying to catch up to where we’d like to be at this time of year. The weather hasn’t made it easier. Our last frost was 2 weeks ago but last week it went down to 2 degrees Celsius and fields had frost just a 15 minute drive from us. We’ve got a beautiful cover crop of rye. It’s […]

Seasonal Snapshot: June 2015


basil 3
We love basil! We love growing it and we LOVE eating it. This year, we decided to expand our basil repertoire. Because basil is one wild and crazy plant with so many different flavours and shapes and sizes. We’re also selling basil seedlings for all the gardeners out there. Tomorrow, at the Dieppe Market, we’re bringing the basil varieties written out on the tags in the picture below. The basil collage in the picture above shows each of these varieties in the same order. I’m so excited to pair the different basils with different types of vegetables (and fruit) and […]

How Amazing is Basil?!


Wild Caraway Restaurant
Every province and region in Canada is unique. I’ve been so lucky to develop friendships with fellow farmers from across the country. And there are some pretty cool things happening everywhere! But one province that has always stuck out for me in terms of agriculture, specifically organic agriculture, has been Quebec. Quebec enjoys beautiful farmland, inspiring farmers, some interesting governmental support programs for farmers, and Equiterre. Equiterre is an environmental organization and one of the things they want to see is more local, organic food. In particular, community members to have a personal connection to the farm and farmers who […]

Growing our Communities and Supporting Agriculture