Farmer Wellness

,By Bethany Klapwyk I became passionate about Farmer Wellness in my 5th year of farming.  Because of my personal struggles with mental health and an autoimmune disease I often felt challenged when it came to feeling good in my body and mind while working as a farmer....
The Ethics of Unwaged Labour on Small Farms

The Ethics of Unwaged Labour on Small Farms

I want to share with you my ponderings about the ethics of unpaid internships. I have been reflecting on this a lot lately as 2 BIPOC farmers have recently brought to my attention how exclusive it is to have unpaid labour positions on a farm. I agree.  And I will...
A new plan: Our Response to COVID-19

A new plan: Our Response to COVID-19

In the wake of Covid-19 our farm has a new plan.  We are going online with our sales.  This will be a steep learning curve for us, but we absolutely want to keep everyone safe. As a small farm we’ve always struggled with doing everything ourselves; we are going...
Leaving the Farm

Leaving the Farm

 (Our first moment with our sweet and very new baby born on the farmhouse floor. ) I realized after the first month of being a mom that I have been a jerk to parents.  I did not support them in a way that I now understand as necessary.  I rarely brought meals, or...
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)....