Become a Black Creek Insider to Help Us Grow!

We are so excited to have launched Black Creek Insiders! The program offers a new way to engage with Black Creek Community Farm. As an Insider you’ll become an important pillar of our community, be eligible to receive exclusive content, access, and benefits to and from the Farm. Insiders are first...

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Urban Harvest Waste Reduction Week Celebrations 

The Urban Harvest team participated in Foodism Magazine and City of Toronto’s Love Food Hate Waste Brunch at the St Lawrence Market Kitchen. This was a kick off to the week-long Waste Reduction Week, Oct 21-27, to celebrate local and nationwide environmental efforts in helping reduce waste. The focus of the...

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Halloween at the Farm 2019 Recap

This year marked our first annual Halloween at the Farm presented by BCCF. From 2 to 5 pm, little ghouls and boys were able to enjoy activities fit for the whole family. We had a Jack-O-Lantern carving station to see who could carve the spookiest pumpkin. The farm also set...

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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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7 reasons why YOU should come to the 3rd Annual Dinner at the Farm

On September 12th, Black Creek Community Farm’s biggest fundraising event – Dinner at the Farm – will take place. Here are 7 reasons why YOU should be there from past dinner attendees: 1. LOCAL. FOOD. 13 local restaurants donating their time to create a creative and delicious tapas style menu –...

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My first month working at the Black Creek Community Farm!

My new job at the Black Creek Community Farm is only a 15 minute bike ride from my house – I timed myself. And if I ride like I’m being chased after, I can cut that 10 minutes. I always knew I wanted to work outside but somehow I always...

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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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Urban Harvest Community Leaders

Do you love cooking and food preservation? Do you have passion to learn and teach others about food waste reduction? The Urban Harvest Black Creek, an urban food initiative with the City of Toronto to reduce waste, is looking for 12 Community Leaders to be trained in facilitating cooking, canning...

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Call for Volunteer Canvassers

The season of canvassing is here! Once again we are asking for help from volunteers from the community and beyond to help out as we sign up more participants to donate their surplus fruits and vegetables grown in their backyards. This is an exciting opportunity to engage different people in...

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