A New Old Farm

Hello Sweet Friends and Community  Many of you have heard about the shifts and changes happening at Zocalo.  Many of you have been asking me, “What’s the plan for the farm?”   So I wanted to take a moment to share our story. For the last 7 years Seb and I accomplished...

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...
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)....