October Update from Your Farmers

The seasons are changing, as are things in the market garden. We have shifted into the “wrap up” phase of the season. With the exception of garlic, all other crops in the 2019 crop plan have now been seeded. While there are still lots of crops in the field waiting...

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My Season Farming at Black Creek Community Farm

by Stephanie Mak I moved to Toronto from Vancouver in January, 2019.  I had just finished an apprenticeship on an organic farm on Salt Spring Island and I knew I wanted to gain experience on an urban farm next. When I first moved to Toronto I worked as a florist’s...

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Cherry tomatoes: Sungold, Toronjina, Sakura, Black Cherry

July Market Garden Update

Tomatoes, Eggplants, and Peppers! Nothing compares to the delicious tomato to mark the arrival of summer! We grow several varieties of cherry tomatoes and slicing tomatoes and we are excited to share them with our Harvest Share members and at our farm store. If you would like to help out...

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June update from the Market Garden team

Adapting to the weather: It’s been a cool, wet spring! Lately the weather has been a mix of sun and rain. We spend the sunny days weeding our fields and planting the next succession of lettuce and beet crops. During the rainy days we take our work inside the greenhouse...

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May planting update from the Market Garden team

Working with the rain: Like most farms this year, we have been eagerly observing our fields, waiting for them to dry out enough to prepare them for planting.  “Preparing” means forking the soil to loosen them up a bit, to increase drainage and the amount of air pockets in the...

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April planting update from the Market Garden Team

Green things are growing! As the weather warms, lots of activities are happening on the farm as we gear up for our Harvest Share program.  The soil is being worked so that hopefully it is dry enough to plant soon. All the soil microorganisms are becoming more active to help...

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Order KAKAI + CACAO chocolate bars in time for Halloween and support our Youth Internship Program!

Support our Youth Internship Program with the purchase of a special edition KAKAI + CACAO chocolate bar! This is the 3rd year Black Creek Community Farm has worked in partnership with ChocoSol Traders to provide hands-on training to our youth interns. Thanks to this initiative our interns have successfully entered...

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Harvest Share Sneak Peek: “Carmen” Italian Sweet Peppers

One final Sneak Peek on our first Harvest Share pickup day of 2018! “Carmen” Sweet Peppers. Peppers are native to the Americas and were introduced to Europe during the Columbian Exchange.  Their spicy flavour led them to be confusingly given the same name as the spice, even though they are...

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Harvest Share Sneak Peek: Kakai Pumpkins

A very special treat is coming your way this fall – a BCCF x ChocoSol collab featuring heirloom Kakai pumpkins! 2018 will be the first season that we grow pumpkins at the farm. These heirloom pumpkins produce uniquely rich tasting and hull-less seeds. We are growing them in partnership with a...

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Harvest Share Sneak Peek: “French Heritage” Tomatoes

The French Heritage tomato collection promises to deliver the beauty and flavour of heirlooms with the vigour of hybrid varieties. Coming to the Harvest Share soon! The tomato is native to western South America, not Italy, as you might have thought based on their importance in Italian cuisine.  When they were...

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