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This past Sunday, we had the pleasure of hosting the 1st in a series of Grow a Farmer days organized by ACORN (Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network) and the SOIL apprenticeship program. The workshop we held here was called How We Got Started which was mostly about how we moved from apprenticing or working on other farms to starting our own farm business. Hopefully, to inspire more young people to see farming as a viableRead More
We wanted to label our seedlings so people could remember what exactly it was they were growing. So, we went to the store and picked up some sticker labels and I (Shannon) hand-wrote each label (!)….which took a very long time. And the labels didn’t look very nice after we watered the plants. However, I’ve been saved from this laborious task by Bryan’s brother-in-law Joey. He works for a very cool company called Sticker You.com.Read More
This past week, we attended a LOCALicious trade show put on to connect local farmers and food producers with local restaurants. We really enjoyed chatting with people from various restaurants….it’s so great whenever we can talk with others who love good food too! And it was really interesting to see which restaurants in the area are interested in local food and which farmers are interested in selling to restaurants. And we now have a goodRead More
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