female farmer
So, I (Shannon) was all set (and sponsored by Canadian Organic Growers, Island Natural Growers in BC and the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network) to attend the IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) NA (North America) General Assembly in Baltimore.  But just a few hours before I was set to leave for the airport I ended up with a bad toothache and was too nervous to fly and spend 5 days in an unknown city sleeping in a 6 bunk-bed hostel room with a sore tooth. So I cancelled my flight and accommodation. I ended up being able to […]

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (in North ...


flower farm New Brunswick 2
Well, things on the farm have been busy and I’ve had plenty of thoughts I’ve wanted to share with you…..then another day passes…. Anyhow, here are 5 things that we’ve been talking about/excited about lately here on the farm: Melons! I’m pretty sure that there is no better season for us than melon season. At least when the melons have done really well like they have this year. At this time of year, we eat them every day. We’ve got a number of different types: Cantaloupe: We grow a few different cantaloupes, of various sizes including First Kiss which is […]

5 From the Farm: September 20, 2017


Asclepias
  For the past 2 seasons, a natural-minded beekeeper named Bobby has been keeping honeybees at our farm. He wanted to try to find the most “natural” places in our county as possible and called us to inquire whether we’d be open to hosting these wonderful pollinating beings. We’ve been very happy that we agreed. While pollination has never been an issue for us as we have plenty of wild spaces and pollen and nectar-rich plants that bloom season-long so native pollinators are abundant, we love seeing which plants the honeybees seem particularly fond of on any given day. Plus, […]

5 from the farm: July 31, 2017



organic vegetables Dieppe
Can you guess which vegetable I’m talking about? It’s these gorgeous little round root veggies that look a lot like white radishes (though the different leaves are a telltale sign that they aren’t radishes). They are a Japanese salad turnip called Hakurei turnips (navets blancs in french). Many people have never seen them before. You won’t find them at the grocery store (at least not yet). They are mild and smooth textured and slightly sweet. No need to peel them. They are fabulous raw, eaten whole as a snack or sliced in salads. They are also incredible cooked, either pan-fried, […]

This is One of our Most Popular Veggies!


Tomato plants
  Each year, we grow tomato seedlings (lots of different neat varieties!) for our customers to grow in their own backyards. Every variety has been trialed and tested by us on our farm and has successfully ripened delicious tomatoes in our climate. We start them from seed in March and grow them in organic potting soil with organic nutrients that we add for slow-release minerals so your tomato harvest will be tasty and nutritious. Here are our tips for caring for them.     Once you’ve brought your tomato seedling(s) home, it needs: Protection from frost. They won’t survive a […]

How to Care for your Tomato Seedling


ladybugs mating
*Shannon wrote this article for Rural Delivery magazine, one of our favourite magazines. Check it out if you’re not already a subscriber! Every so often, a customer at the farmers’ market asks me about pesticides. They know I’m an organic farmer and they’re specifically asking because they’ve heard there are pesticides allowed on organic farms.   First of all, what is a pesticide? It’s anything that is used to kill a pest. A pest can be a type of bacteria or fungus, an insect, a rodent, a mammal like a deer or coyote. A pest can be a plant like […]

Does Organic mean No Pesticides?