Our 57-acre organic farm is in a beautiful setting, right on the Trans-Canada rail trail running from Brantford to Dundas. We sell produce to people in Brantford, Paris, Hamilton and the surrounding area. Your Heart's Content Farmers have diverse strengths and interests:
- naturopathic medicine,
- environmental health,
- community organizing,
- mushroom and tree culture,
- wild craft,
- fermentation and
We grow a wide variety of heirloom vegetables, including all of your familar favourites such as: carrots, peas, salad mix, lettuce, tomatoes, zucchini, radish, kale, squash, onions, turnip, pumpkins, eggplant, potatoes, beets, rhubarb, basil, cilantro, mint, and dill. Or if you'd like to try something new, we have, ground cherries, tomatillos, arugula, and a whole rainbow of Swiss chard.
We are interested in making the farm a permaculture site, and we have begun the process by growing berries and fruit and nut trees.
At Heart's Content we are committed to ensuring that our agricultural practices are sustainable. We are dedicated to protecting farmland and natural areas on our farm and in our community. The farm includes an off-grid Eco-Health Centre where patients come to see Dr. Richard Tunstall (organic farmer and Naturopathic doctor).
- Started organic farming on family farm;
- Began selling at the Brantford Farmers Market;
- First year of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
- Purchased farm from our family and began transitioning it to organic,
- We do much of the heavy field work with Belgium workhorses
- Collaborative work with the Langford Conservancy to make the Langford Schoolhouse a community food hub
- Certified organic!
- New markets in certified herbs and organic wild craft
- Helped to get certified kitchen at the Langford Schoolhouse approved
- the certified kitchen is for the community's use
- So stay tuned for food related courses & value-added food!
- Planning workshops at the Langford Schoolhouse and at Hearts' Content Organic Farm
- Topics include: fermentation, edible wild plants, mushroom cultivation, medicinal herbs and much more.
- back at Brantford and Ancaster farmers markets
- improved CSA format
- community garden planned for the Langford schoolhouse
Our chickens get to retire once they're done laying eggs. They help speed up the composting process by eating leftovers from the garden, and manufacturing a most invaluable manure!
Our Belgian work horses (Molly and Dano) help with the heavy field work.
A little help from the horses in the fields, means we are able reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, by minimizing the use of a tractor.
Pest Control. There a lots of beneficial bugs that eat pests who try to eat our crops. This praying mantis is certainly a charismatic example. The role of beneficial bugs extends beyond eating pests, they are an integral part of a healthy ecosystem.