farmers planting 1
We’ve been really happy with the vegetables we’ve been harvesting. The small root crops like the salad turnips and radishes have been incredible. Our greens have been really incredible too! Most of the areas of the farm we’ve planted this year have been planted without tilling first, including putting down organic compost as a mulch, rather than mixing it into the soil. This has gone really well and we’re happy with the results. The veggies have tasted really good which is so important to us, along with the nutrition inherent in them – those are our main motivators in what […]

What's Happening on the Farm - mid June.



Sunflowers toppled over from wind. 2
Last Saturday, Hurricane Dorian brought his energy to Atlantic Canada. We were nervous in preparation for it. All week leading up to it we tried our best to secure as much as we could, though you never know what might happen. Saturday was a market day and some people expressed surprise that we were there. But we had a lot of veggies and flowers that couldn’t go unharvested or unsold. This is how we make our whole livelihood – each week is important to us. We tried to set up our stand to make it as easy and quick to […]

We survived Hurricane Dorian!


Locally grown poppies
Growing flowers has become a very special part of our farm. Local flowers offer benefits to both our customers and the land we farm on. We think about flowers an inordinate amount of time, we fill our house with flower arrangements for practice as well as vase life trials, and to show each other (“look at what I made for you….”). Growing flowers has become a special way for us to give our customers something very unique: Seasonal blooms. Every week’s harvest throughout the growing season is slightly different than the week before. Some new types of flowers start blooming and […]

The Wonderful Things About Local Flowers You Need ...


Market Stand
After beginning our Spring market season indoors at the Dieppe Market, this week will be the first that we move outdoors to our regular Summer spot. We’re located outside the entrance of the market, on the rue Acadie side of the market. We’ve spent the summer at this spot ever since 2012, when we 1st started attended the Dieppe Market and we really like this spot, though it’s often said to be the less-used entrance. It is quieter for sure. It’s also shadier under the great overhang, which works well for us because it helps keep our vegetables and cut […]

Our Market Stand Will Be Moving Outside This ...



parsley seedling
We’ve got a few opportunities coming up for you to get some organic seedlings for your garden! Where we’ll be: On Saturday, we’ll be at the Dieppe Market (as usual) with a lot of seedlings. And then on Sunday we’ll be at La Bikery in Moncton between 10 am and 1 pm for the annual organic plant sale there we’ve been part of each year. And then on the following Tuesday (June 4th), we’ll be in Shediac selling seedlings at the Greater Shediac Community Garden AGM (all welcome!) at the Multipurpose Centre between 6 and 8 pm . After that, […]

Our Spring 2019 Upcoming Organic Plant Sales!


Tulips in the high tunnel
We’re excited to return to the Dieppe Market for the year, beginning this coming Saturday (April 27th)! It has been a wet spring for sure. Our fields are extremely well-draining but it’s still too wet to do much digging or driving around with our tractor. Luckily, our work is mostly done by hand so we’ve still been able to get some planting done. We didn’t have any hoophouses covered with plastic over the winter (we usually have at least 1) and we had a really windy spring, so it was a bit later than usual for us to get the […]

See you at the Dieppe Market on Saturday!


Centaurea 1
When we first started growing flowers 8 years ago, we didn’t realize that there would be some differences from the vegetables we’d been growing for years. In our first year growing flowers, I bought a handful of seed packets, including one called Cut Flower Mix. This was a mixture of flower seeds that were good for cutting. That’s all I knew. I planted them out directly into one of our field beds. Basically the same as I would have done for mixed lettuces – except given the broad diversity of seed size and shape of these various cut flowers, I […]

Growing flowers: What we Learned Over the Years