Last year’s garlic planting party was such a success – we all basically got ‘er done in about 15 minutes – so we’re having another one this year. When: Sunday, October 6th from 1 pm to 4 pm. Where: Broadfork Farm, 3630 Boars Back Rd, River Hebert, NS. It’s about an hour’s drive from Dieppe/Moncton. About 25 minutes from Amherst, NS. Towards Joggins. While you’re driving here, cell phone reception can be spotty so keep your directions handy offline. Oh, and the main place people get turned around is right at the end: when you’re on Highway 242, don’t drive […]

Garlic Planting Party 2019!


Young farmers harvesting
The harvests have been busy. We had a cold, late spring so many of our summer (frost-sensitive) crops were planted late into the ground. Because of this, they hit their peak of abundance later than usual. For example, our melons are perfect right now. And the tomatoes! This tomato is from seeds I brought back from Italy, when I went a few years ago as a Canadian Slow Food delegate. I stayed with the most lovely host who took me out to fresh markets around town (in Torino). She asked if we grew tomatoes. I said we do, we grow […]

What’s Happening on the Farm – late September


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.┬áLocal 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 ...


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.