5 Things Our Farm is Talking About

5 Things Our Farm is Talking About

(From our yearly CSA Orientation Email!)  Here are 5 things your farmers are thinking and talking a lot about this year.  Thanks for the idea Broadfork Farm!: Weather Conditions! When doesn’t a farmer talk about weather conditions? We’ve been having a wild...
A Salanova Story Follow-Up

A Salanova Story Follow-Up

As some of you know- this winter our farm did a lot of advocacy work around a pelleted lettuce seed called Salanova. Read our blog for more details (long version: https://zocaloorganics.ca/certifiedorganic/; abridged version: http://www.organiccouncil.ca/news/zocalo)....
To Be Or Not To Be… Certified Organic

To Be Or Not To Be… Certified Organic

Over the last 2 months Seb and I have agonized over a particularly tough decision. Our commitment to ecology, soil improvement, and nutrient dense food production is at the core of why we became farmers. This year, our involvement in the bureaucratic effort that is...
Farmer Health Day

Farmer Health Day

With the support of the EFAO (Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario), our farm (Zócalo Organics) held a “Farmer Health Day” on Sunday July 10!  I want to share with you some musings about why I felt motivated to plan and host this day, and some reflections from...
How Fear Helped My Farm

How Fear Helped My Farm

Recently one of the first interns who worked with us in our first year emailed me saying that he is considering studying organic agriculture, and that he wanted me to make a list for him of everything that “sucks” about farming. Maybe I could have...
A New Season Ahead

A New Season Ahead

This past summer I wrote a newsletter every week for our lovely CSA Members, and neglected the blog somewhat. I’ll admit I do have a sore-spot for things in actual print;  things that can be held in the kitchen, and have tomato sauce splashed on them while...