Proudly feeding our little corner of Ontario, Canada: Picton, Belleville and Toronto's Junction, Annex and Danforth Neighbourhoods.
We have been growing vegetables on six acres in Prince Edward County since 2012. We feed over 150 farm share families with summer and winter vegetable baskets as well as our farmers' market customers. We are inspired by small scale organic agriculture. We work to ensure that our farming practices promote biodiversity, rebuild soils, and help you enjoy tasty veggies!
Feeding you is our way of making the world a better place, one sweet carrot at a time.
What We Grow
100% of the veggies we sell are grown by us in our fields. Here's the full list from our 2018 crop plan:
Beans (green fillet and edamame), Beets (red and yellow), Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbages (Green, Red, Napa), Carrots, Celeriac, Cucumbers, Edible Flowers, Eggplant, Greens (Arugula, Bok Choy, Chard, Lettuce Mix, Mesclun Mix, Kale, Kalettes, Romaine, Spinach), Ground Cherries, Herbs (Basil, Cilantro, Fennel, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Sorrel, Savory, Marjoram, Thyme), Jerusalem Artichokes, Kohlrabi, Melons (watermelon, cantaloup), Onions (red, yellow, shallots), Peas (sugar snap), Peppers (sweet and hot), Potatoes (lots of varieties!), Radicchio, Radishes (red, black, watermelon, daikon), Rutabaga, Summer squashes (pattypans and zucchini), Winter squashes (pumpkin, buttercup, honeynut, spaghetti, butternut), Tomatoes (lots of varieties!), Turnips (purple top and hakuri)
Our Farm Veggie Share Program
Fiddlehead Farm runs a summer and winter vegetable box program with different size options to keep you and your family well fed nine months of the year. We grow all of the veggies on our farm, harvest them fresh, and customize your box before delivering to Picton, Belleville and several areas in Toronto: Junction, Annex, and Danforth. In the summer we offer weekly or every-other-week boxes and in the winter we deliver to your door!
We love our "CSA" or community supported agriculture program because it gives you the guaranteed best pick of our garden and reduces waste as we custom harvest just for you. By committing to a season of vegetables, we're able to plan accordingly and focus on growing the vegetables (what we love to do). We're excited to be using Harvie this year, a web-portal that simplifies our relationship and gives you full customization options for your box. Harvie allows you to log in and swap any items in your box or switch your delivery location or date to adapt to your schedule. You can find the full details on our Harvie sign-up page.
Find us at a Farmers' Market Near You!
Weekly Farmers' Markets are a great spot to find Fiddlehead Farm along with our fellow farmers, small batch processors, food vendors and artisans too.
Bloor and Borden Market
In the Green P between Borden and Lippincott just south of Bloor.
Wednesdays 3pm - 7pm
June 6th to October 24th 2018
The Junction Farmers' Market
On the North side of Dundas St. W between Pacific and Keele.
Saturdays 9am - 1pm
May 26th through November 3rd 2018
Withrow Park Farmers' Market
On the Northern edge of the park, at McConnell and Fenwick.
Saturdays 9am - 1pm
June 2nd to October 13th 2018
Belleville Farmers' Market
Saturdays, our stall is open 9am - 2pm May 26th through December.
Custom orders (posted on our facebook page) are available December-May to keep you stocked in the quiet season.
You don't get good vegetables without good planning and good help. It all starts with Steph and Heather, partners in life and business. As a small crew, everyone gets to try their hand at nearly everything. Most of the time you'll find everyone working together in the fields.
Always keen to improve efficiency, Steph's excited to be building us a streamlined seeding station this spring. She is our harvest coordinator, crop planner, fertility manager, tractor mechanic, and jokester. She's at the Junction Market every Saturday.
Heather loves writing newsletters and finding creatures in the fields (except when they're eating vegetables). She's our field manager and resident ecology, HR, finance, and marketing departments. You'll find her at the Belleville and Bloor market stalls every week.
We also like to get involved... you'll find us active within the National Farmers Union and the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario. Steph loves working for change from a political perspective as President of Local 334 and NFU-Ontario board member. Heather works with the Farmer-Led Research Program helping farmers learn, share, and grow together.
Kelly Purves (left)
Kelly is the tallest on our crew and never shy to stoop to the dirtiest jobs on the farm. Her eagerness is shared by her family - super handy in a pinch!
Rebekah QuinlaN (Right)
Rebekah is always quick to notice when details don't add up right. She has taken on our bookkeeping and manages our winter custom orders.
Valerie is our longest standing employee, and her joy of working in the fields is contagious. She's also the queen of the greenhouse and our wash tubs.
Our crew listing is incomplete without mention of Fergus - who chases all manner of four legged creatures out of our garden-buffet. He's also indispensable for morale.