Thank you, farmers and gardeners!

Thank you to everyone who purchased seedlings and gardening products from us this May! Every Saturday our tiny lot would bulge with cars and people coming to pick up seedlings. Some of the most popular seedlings crops were tomatoes of all kinds, hot peppers of all kinds, bittermelon, arugula, and...

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Image shows seedlings growing in the greenhouse. Text reads: Organic Seedling Sale! Every Saturday in May 10am to 1pm $2.50 each 4929 Jane St

Organic Seedling Sales, Every Saturday in May

Calling all gardening enthusiasts! We’re excited to announce our upcoming organic seedling sale at BCCF every Saturday in May from 10am-1pm. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just getting started, you will find what you need in our wide selection of organic seedlings like okra, bitter melon, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant,...

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Market Garden placement students harvest root vegetables in the West Field

A year of challenge, learning and abundance in the Market Garden

Two new staff joined the year-round team: Rachael and Hermmela. We had an amazing crew of seasonal staff as well – Ellie, Atisa, Neil, as well as other seasonal staff who were working with the Market Garden team part-time: Maïmouna, Niya, Kioni, Krisha, Khalid, Lisa, and placement students Theodora, James,...

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Placement Student Profile: Eirene Cloma

Black Creek Community Farm is honoured to host amazing placement students from a wide variety of disciplines. Many thanks to Eirene for sharing this biography with us. Eirene was a volunteer this season, and then joined as a placement student.  Interested in getting involved? We are always welcoming new volunteers and...

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September 3rd Pop-Up Market at Corner Commons

Our next Black Creek Pop-Up Market is on Saturday, September 3, 12-5 pm This summer, we’re hosting a series of monthly Pop-Up markets at Corner Commons, 1911 Finch Ave (in the parking lot of Jane-Finch Mall). Check out Corner Commons’ Instagram stories to see footage and images of the August event. Organized...

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An Update from Your Farmers: Seeds and Winter Planning

Hello BCCF community! Despite the perception that farmers have time “off” during the winter months, there is much background planning work that takes place! The winter months are certainly a slower time around the farm, but it is also the time when we are reviewing last season’s successes and challenges, developing...

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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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