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New locally-made treats now available with your CSA!

This year we are thrilled to be partnering with Donut Monster, a local company that creates from-scratch donuts in small batches using high-quality, locally-sourced, and seasonally inspired ingredients. [READ MORE]

 

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Making your food dollar count!

Despite growing concerns over the rise in food prices in Canada and the luxury status of cauliflower and greens this winter, it has never been so important to consider how you spend your food dollar and the impact it has on the social, ecological, and economic wellbeing of your community. There is a growing crisis in the food system that is going to require radical shifts in how we grow, store, transport, eat, and dispose of our food. [READ MORE]

 

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The 2015 Season at a Glance

What can you do with just a 1/2 acre of farmland? As it turns out, quite a lot! In 2015, the first year of operations, Common Ground Teaching Farm harvested 7500 pounds of veggies (equivalent to 1000 boxes) for our 53 CSA members; made $1500 of sales to Mustard Seed Co-op; hosted 4 co-op students... [READ MORE]

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Adventures in Green Building: Our Strawbale Cooling Shed Build

Getting vegetables from our farm to your table, as fresh as if they were just picked, is our goal. But how do you do that without refrigeration? And, if you’re running a sustainable organic farm, how on earth do you refrigerate your harvest without costly refrigeration systems? [READ MORE]

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The Place of Black Plastic Mulch in Sustainable Agriculture

When many of us think of sustainable agriculture, there is a set of stereotypes that come to mind. Green acres, bucolic animals gently grazing a flowering meadow, and people stooped in the fields endlessly weeding.  For me, my ideal never included the use of plastic, which on the surface, seems to be the opposite of organic in so many ways. What could be less sustainable then black plastic mulch? [READ MORE]

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The Perilous Pursuit of the Platonic Perogy

Most people don’t know what a perogy should taste like. If you have eaten the store bought variety, then I am sad to say, you have been fooled. This is a perogy as imagined by a machine— one that has been shaped to the needs of industry at the cost of pleasure. Like so much of our food, something profound has been lost in the pursuit of profit. Like the industrial tomato, which bears no resemblance to the homegrown counterpart, the industrial perogy is the canary in the culinary coal mine. [Read More]

 

 

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