Parsley plants
We’ve got 2 events coming up where we’ll be selling our organic seedlings and seeds for gardeners. The first one is this Tuesday evening in Shediac, at the Shediac Community Garden’s annual spring meeting. We’ll be doing a little talk about our farm and farm practices. For more info, find the facebook event page here. The second is our 3rd annual Organic Plant Sale at La Bikery in Moncton. It’s happening on Sunday, June 3rd from 10 am to 2pm. This year, there’s the addition of a big bike sale happening too! For more info, the facebook event page is […]

Our upcoming Seedling Sales


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Mother’s Day is coming up – a day to honour and show some respect to all the creative forces that have given birth to new life! Our own mothers (Shannon’s mom Janet and Bryan’s mom Judy) have always been there for us to offer their support and encouragement.   They’ve been our strongest supporters as we’ve created Broadfork Farm. And have done a lot of hard work while visiting us! And, clearly, they both raised us to honour and respect Mother Earth and all her children – the plants, birds, earthworms, fungi, animals, and humans. That’s why we work hard […]

Celebrate with Mother’s Day Tulips, Fresh from the ...


Cucumber Pickle fermenting
It’s not hard to ferment vegetables. Once you learn the basics, you can pretty much ferment any vegetable you can think of, and use any kind of seasonings you want. The ferment you end up with will nourish you, be delicious, and preserve those vegetables while retaining their nutrients (sometimes even enhancing them!). Fermenting is both traditional and trendy. Don’t be intimidated, if we can do it with our busy farming schedules, so can you! Some of our personal favourite seasonal veggies to ferment: Spring: radishes, salad turnips Summer: cucumbers Fall: carrots, kohlrabi, cabbage, daikon radishes   We both learned […]

How to Ferment Vegetables: What you Need to ...



Asian Greens
  We’re so excited to be returning to the Dieppe Market this weekend – April 28th! It’s been a great winter for us – filled with learning at farming conferences, feeding the wood-stove to keep warm, and visioning all the exciting things we hope to do on this small farm! Crop planning and seed-ordering went fairly smoothly for us this year. We’ve done so much trialing over the years of different varieties of each crop, we’ve noticed which ones seem to do best with our unique conditions and preferences. One crop we’re trialing this year is bell peppers. For the […]

We’ve Missed You! See us at Market on ...


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Every year on the farm, awesome stuff happens, things we consider successes (and…. some less-than-awesome stuff….aka learning opportunities). There are lots of small things we consider successes, but we used the winter months to think back on the season as a whole. We each told each other a few special things we didn’t want to forget about 2017. Here’s what we said: The Swamp Milkweed flowered! It’s a biennial so it starts flowering during its 2nd year after planting. And Monarch butterflies found it! Basically, we were obsessed with watching the Monarch caterpillars chomp down on the milkweed plants and […]

Awesome Things that Happened on the Farm Last ...


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It’s so rewarding to put on your toque and boots and run out for a bowl of fresh greens while the ground is still covered in snow! For farmers relying on selling winter greens for income, there’s more to consider than what I’ll describe. Whole books and conferences are devoted to this subject. But for the backyard gardener, growing some winter greens isn’t as crazy as you might think. Best case scenario: You have homegrown greens in the winter, fresher than anything from the grocery store. Worst case scenario: You’re in the same boat as you were before. For winter […]

Growing Cold-Hardy Winter Greens