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Events or eventful happening at Broadfork Farm


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


red radish
5 Things we’ve been thinking about on the farm lately: 1. We’re always trying to figure out how to increase the efficiency on our small farm. It’s just the 2 of us farmers, so we need to focus on working smarter, not harder. But we also prefer small-scale, DIY solutions. An old friend, Michael Kilpatrick, started a farm consultation business called In the Field Consultants. A recent project he worked on was building a really effective, food-safe salad greens spinner. Once he got it right, he offered a course called Dry your Greens that we took and built the spinner […]

5 From the Farm: May 17, 2017



Frog on the farm
Sometimes, we’ve got some cool things to share with you….but the idea of writing a whole blog post is intimidating (like when we’re transplanting like crazy and our bodies feel sore and we come into the house and grab a bag of Sweet n’ Spicy greens and eat them like chips before passing out). So, every once in a while, we’re going to right a short and sweet little post about 5 things inspiring us on the farm right now. Or maybe 5 from the Farm (#5fromthefarm)? Here we go….    This awesome Leopard Frog found on a low tunnel. He […]

5 Things Inspiring Us on the Farm Right ...


spring flowers
We’re back at the Dieppe Market, starting this coming Saturday (April 22nd)! Our fields are still drying out but we have crops from the unheated tunnels. Beautiful baby kale, brightly coloured Asian greens, arugula, and the earliest tulips we’ve ever grown! We’ll also start bringing some of the seeds we’ve saved for folks to plant out in their home gardens (the veggies that can be planted out at this time of year). And we have delicious winter carrots! We never seem to have enough to fulfill the demand this early in the season, so I’d recommend getting to the market […]

Returning to the Dieppe Market this Weekend!


Japanese turnip
  We adore trying new things. And, while it’s not only new varieties or crops that excite us (it’s also fun each year to re-connect with old friends/favourite crops), here are some that we can’t wait to grow and harvest this year. Chocolate Sprinkles tomato: Trialing new tomato varieties is an addiction we’re slowly getting a handle on. I mean, you’ll still see a few varieties on this list (and there are others that are new for us this year too that excite us but didn’t make the cut for this list) but for the past few years the crazy […]

Some Exciting Things for 2017!