Community

We love your farm and had fun working and camping there in the summer. It is so peaceful there.

Rita & Jim

Grandma & Grandpa, lifelong gardeners

2017 Event Schedule

Join our celebrations of land stewardship and organic farming!

We aim to host a Community Potluck on one Saturday of each month, taking breaks here and there.  Bring your favourite recipe and enjoy the company of others who value real, delicious, and healthy food.

Potlucks happen rain or shine and are a great opportunity to tour the farm, meet the farmers, and celebrate local food!  Sometimes we do special things at the potluck like music, talent show, film screening, campfires, etc.  If you have an idea for a potluck, we’d love to incorporate it!  Here are the events coming up this season:

April 22: Earth Day Community Potluck.  Celebrate Earth-Day with us!  Tour the farm and see the progress we’ve made over the winter to renovate our Glass Greenhouse. Hang out with baby vegetables.  Our first Community Potluck of the Season. 5pm

May 27: Our 3rd Annual Seedling Sale.  An assortment of vegetable, perennial, flower, and herb seedlings.  Sale from 3-6 pm.  Potluck at 6pm.

June 17: Solstice Rhubarb Festival.  Come Celebrate long days of sun, our farm’s 4th anniversary, and the delicious season of Rhubarb.  Bulk Rhubarb will be available $2.50/lb for over 10 lbs.  More details to follow!

Sunday July 9: Farmer Tune-Up Day!  Zócalo Organics and the EFAO (Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario) team up to host a one-day retreat for farmersfarm employees, and farm interns to stretch and care for our bodies together with the help of local health practicioners.  

August 5:  Kid’s Farm Day, Community Work-Bee, and Barn Party! Come and help us catch up on our mid-summer thinning, weeding, and planting while we entertain your kids with a Kid’s Farm Scavenger Hunt and other activities!  Afterwards we will share in a potluck meal in the barn!  Starts at 2pm, Potluck 5pm.

September 9: Our 3rd Annual Fall Talent Show in the Barn.  Come share and enjoy great food and talents. 6pm

Oct 7:  Harvest Potluck and Eco-Movie Screening!  Bring your warm clothes and cozy blankets to enjoy our last potluck and barn-party of the season.   5pm

 

School and Group Visits

School Groups Grades 6-12 or adult groups are the best fit for visiting our farm!  You may come and tour our farm depending on the season and our availability. We offer hands-on learning experiences and immersion in the farm.  We can only host a limited number of groups, but we absolutely love to share the farm with students when we can so please contact us directly if you are interested.

We have liability insurance and can forward you our insurance policy to ensure it lines up with your school’s requirements.

Intern or Volunteer at Zócalo

There are a number of ways that you can get involved in helping and learning from us at our farm. We offer a full-season internship program, and also welcome individual volunteers for a day in the field, for weekly volunteering, or for a short-stay. See below for more details on the various programs.

Here is a description of our 2017 Programs:

Work-Trade VOLUNTEERS: Are Volunteers who come weekly in exchange for a regular-size CSA share.  They join us either one or two harvest days each week (Tuesday/Thursday) from June until October.

General VOLUNTEERS:  We accept general volunteers to help out when our team needs extra support.  We ask each CSA member to be a general volunteer once during the season! If you are interested in spending a day at the farm with us, or even coming for a short stay to volunteer at the farm please send us an email.

OUR FULL SEASON INTERNSHIP PROGRAM runs from April through November.  This is the most beneficial of our programs for aspiring farmers and special care is taken to offer an enriching learning experience for each individual.  Compensation: a monthly stipend of $400, on-farm accommodations, vegetables from the farm, and a weekly yoga class.  Both beginner and experienced applicants will be considered for these position.  UPDATE:  Our 2017 intern positions have been filled, please email us to get on a waiting list.  

Please download and read the internship-2017-information-package before applying

To apply please download and fill out our internship-2017-application-document

” I could not have found a better place to do my first internship! As farmers, Beth and Seb are extremely knowledgeable, professional, and dedicated. As mentors, they are also really friendly, creative, and encouraging… So many good conversations happened out in the field! We worked really hard, but also took time off for field trips, ‘lunch n’ learn’ sessions, yoga breaks and dips in the pond! The farm is beautiful, the food is delicious, and the work is truly a labour of love!” <3  -Julie, 2015 Intern