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This past week, about 15 high school students from The Shambhala School in Halifax came out to the farm for a transplanting party! They helped us put in winter squash, leeks, celeriac, storage cabbages, and brussels sprouts. It was a HUGE help to have so many people transplanting… and covering the squash with row cover was so fast! We planted 1/4 acre in 2 hours! It was awesome! Some of the students had their cameras with themRead More
We have really been enjoying the farmers’ markets so far this season! We started going to the Hubbards Barn market on May 9th and the Lunenburg market on May 19th. Both markets are really well organized and have a great market manager (actually the same market manager, Ashley Marlin). The customers have been so great and interesting to chat with. And all the other vendors are SO supportive of us and share their knowledge andRead More
We recently attended the Middleton Farmers’ Market, last Friday, where they were also hosting a Seedy Friday event. We took along some of our seedlings, and gave a talk on growing great garlic! This coming Saturday (May 7) will be Broadfork Farm’s official first market day at the Hubbards Farmers’ Market.   http://hubbardsbarn.org/Read More
We’ve just started planting seedlings from the greenhouse out into the fields. So far, we’ve set out peas (sugar snap and snow), lettuce (full size and mini heads), broccoli raab, and bok choys. To prepare our garden beds, we’re using a broadfork to loosen up the soil, then garden rakes to smooth out the surface of the soil. After sticking the plants in the ground, we water them in with diluted fish hydrolysate to reduceRead More
Garlic is one of the favourite items that I use in preparing food: raw, roasted, or sauteed! Going through the supermarket it is hard to find local, let alone organically grown garlic. Most of the supply comes in from China, Mexico or other places from far distances, yet, garlic is well suited to grow right here! There is certainly a demand for locally grown garlic, and most other farmers I know have a hard timeRead More
Spring is such an exciting and hopeful time of year! Our new farm business feels like an emerging seedling right now – so much potential stored up in the seed, finally breaking out and beginning a life of its own. All of our hopes and dreams for this growing season are transforming into physical, day-to-day jobs and responsibilities. It’s a wonderful time of year and an exciting time of our lives.Read More