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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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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