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We’re hosting a Field Day at Broadfork Farm, welcome to all!   Approximate schedule: (possibly subject to modifications) 1-2 pm: Farm tour. We’ll show you around and talk about what we see. 2-3 pm: Garlic Planting Party! Many hands make light work. Garlic is a fun crop to plant and a nice way to get your hands into the soil before winter arrives. Plus: we’re super excited that we’ll all be serenaded while planting garlic by our neighbour Bridget Michels, who will be playing and singing ‘music to plant garlic by’. For a time, Bridget was lucky enough to make […]

We’re hosting a Field Day & Everyone’s Welcome!


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    This past weekend we got frost. Sigh. This is pretty early, though there was one other year since we started Broadfork Farm that we had frost around the same time. When there are warnings of ‘chance of frost,” we tend to get them. And when we’re checking the 7 day forecast at this time of year and see that a night might get down below 8C with clear skies, we get mentally prepared for the worst. We live in a part of the region that’s fairly susceptible to getting colder than areas around us. Coupled with the late […]

Early Frost! This is How we Protect Crops


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Planting Fall Bulbs Ok, I’ll admit it. When the time comes to plant our fall bulbs, my body is not in the mood for it. After a season of planting, and while we’re still harvesting heavy root crops, we’ve also got thousands of fall bulbs to get in the ground. But once they’re all in, I feel ready for winter. Whether you’re just planning on putting a handful in or you’re going big, planting fall bulbs is a great way to start off your next growing season. On our farm come fall, we’ll be setting in bulbs of garlic, tulips, […]

How to Plant Fall Bulbs: Growing Tips from ...



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What do you say when someone asks you what Organic means? Or what have you heard? I’ll bet you’ve said or heard phrases like “no synthetic pesticides,” “increased animal welfare,” “no GMOs.” While these responses aren’t wrong, they don’t adequately describe the “spirit” of what organic means. For decades, people from different backgrounds (farmers, eaters, scientists, politicians…) and from different parts of the world, have tried to define what it means to call a farm or a food “organic.” That’s how we ended up with Organic Standards in the first place. It’s a tough process, made even harder in our […]

Do you know the Principles of Organic Farming?


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We’ve got 2 events coming up where we’ll be selling our organic seedlings and seeds for gardeners. The first one is this Tuesday evening in Shediac, at the Shediac Community Garden’s annual spring meeting. We’ll be doing a little talk about our farm and farm practices. For more info, find the facebook event page here. The second is our 3rd annual Organic Plant Sale at La Bikery in Moncton. It’s happening on Sunday, June 3rd from 10 am to 2pm. This year, there’s the addition of a big bike sale happening too! For more info, the facebook event page is […]

Our upcoming Seedling Sales


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Mother’s Day is coming up – a day to honour and show some respect to all the creative forces that have given birth to new life! Our own mothers (Shannon’s mom Janet and Bryan’s mom Judy) have always been there for us to offer their support and encouragement.   They’ve been our strongest supporters as we’ve created Broadfork Farm. And have done a lot of hard work while visiting us! And, clearly, they both raised us to honour and respect Mother Earth and all her children – the plants, birds, earthworms, fungi, animals, and humans. That’s why we work hard […]

Celebrate with Mother’s Day Tulips, Fresh from the ...