Family Tree Farms Organic Turkeys

Originally from Ontario, Melanie and Shawn Jennings met in Powell River on the Sunshine Coast of southwestern British Columbia. Melanie was working at the local u-brew and Shawn was a general labourer. Five years later, they were ready to start their own organic farm. Finding ample property at an affordable price, however, meant casting an eye across the province to find […]

The Salad Spinning Dilemma

I remember the first time I saw a farmer using a washing machine as a salad spinner. I had been farming for just a short while and I thought it was just the best idea ever. I found this to be such a great example of using low-cost transferrable technology. Washing machines are generally very […]

The Greatest Story Never Told–Building Seed Security in Canada

It is safe to say that when I joined the USC Canada team in November 2011 to explore seed security in Canada, I did not know what I was getting myself into. I had worked in food security for over a decade, and while I knew I had a lot to learn, I figured the […]

The Three ‘R’s of Fertility

Organic farming has become increasingly reliant on external inputs for sources of fertility. All too often these inputs have their origins from a dysfunctional agricultural system, whose foundation lies on monocultures, genetically modified organisms, and questionable animal welfare standards. Arguably, reliance on inputs derived from industrial agriculture may be overshadowed by the unquestioning adherence to […]

Roasted Heirloom Tomato Tart

  Bryson Famrs Bryson Farms is a certified organic farm which grows over 2,000 varieties of heirloom vegetables including items like purple carrots, golden beets, black tomatoes, laratte fingerlings, and more! All of our vegetables are harvested the day before delivery to ensure absolute freshness and quality. We also flash-freeze our freshly-harvested heirloom vegetables into […]

Organic Dairy Cows: Health and Welfare

A cold glass of organic milk… If this sounds quite appealing on this Canadian summer day, you are not alone. The number of organic dairy farms is on the rise across Canada, coinciding with growing consumer interest in the humane treatment of food animals and in organic dairy products. As the Canadian organic dairy industry […]

Feed Your Freezer

An excerpt from Wildly Affordable Organic, a book written for people who want “to eat like it matters but felt [they] couldn’t afford it.” Making good use of even a small freezer saves time and money. ‘Feed your freezer’ to even out seasonal prices and to keep the food you cook in bulk. Get good […]

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

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