Get Fresh Organic Local Food with Community Supported Agriculture CSA also called community supported agriculture are gatherings that have an incredible approach to providing support to farmers working on a small scale local farm. This association has been made to make sure that you will get fresh and organic food items like vegetables, fruits, eggs and meat in your refrigerator.
A few years ago it was very difficult to find local food, however, today joining a CSA is simpler than at any other time.
What Is a Community Supported AgricultureA CSA is an alternate method for getting fresh and seasonal food items on your table. Rather than purchasing your grocery grown from the grounds of a merchant or agent, a CSA is a perfectly managed gathering of clients and farmers who arrange to offer shares of the agriculturists' products to the clients, who thus sponsor the gardeners, their operations and regularly their families. Some CSA's send straightforwardly to client homes; however, others permit you to get your share at an adjacent gathering point and others are available to pick up right from the farm gate.
When you join a CSA, you agree to receive and accept fresh organic products, vegetables, eggs and meat from the farmers you will be supporting. The organizers will prepare your boxes and come either week after week or month to month. It all depends upon the calendar of the CSA. Moreover, some CSAs provide products year-round, including fall and winter food items or home-made jams and other products in the winter months. Numerous CSA's permit you to join per-season so you pay for the regular products you are interested in.
Benefits for farmer
Join our CSA at Our Father’s Farm. Now accepting registrations
It's a wonderful season, we're in the second month of the year and now approaching the Love Month! It's time to get you romance on. Think of your spouse's favourite kind of chocolate, take him or her to a special restaurant, be extra kind to each other, and do something for their health and well being. Well just in time for this special occasion, Our Father's Farm is offering a very special price just for you, on our Organic Extremely Bitter Apricot Kernels. Be sure to sign up for our email newsletter so you can receive this very special low price. Happy Valentine's Day <3
We are so excited to celebrate this special time of the year! We wanted to let you know that you can now purchase gift certificates from Our Father's Farm to your loved one! Such a thoughtful expression of love when you can give the gift of health. Our gift cards can be used to make online purchases, in store purchases or they can be used toward a CSA share (veggie basket), or a workshop in 2016! There are many options available.
Thank you for shopping with us! Have a Merry Christmas and may your season be filled with love from above!
It's such a lovely time of year, where the whole family can gather around the table and be together, talking about the endless blessings that we got to enjoy and continue to enjoy each and everyday.
Here are a few fun sayings on this bountiful day:
Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow
Thanksgiving is not just for expressing thanks for what you have. It is also a time to be grateful for what you are going to have. So have a Happy Thanksgiving Day!
God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
May your stuffing be tasty.
May your turkey plump.
May your potatoes and gravy,
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious,
And your pies take the prize,
nd may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs!
From our family to yours, we are thankful for you and
we pray God's blessing upon each and every one of you!
We have a monthly newsletter that needs more people to sign up! If you are interested in workshops, camps, bogos, discounts, sales, interesting facts about farms and farmers and saving money, the you need to sign up for our newsletter.
It's easy to sign up, all you have to do is email us saying that you are interested in receiving our email newsletter!
Now that we are coming into the Fall Season; we at Our Father’s Farm want to extend an invitation to all our local customers for our CSA Veggie Basket Program. We are going to extend the program to all returning CSA basket shares and new customers. But you have to hurry and contact us to save your spot! We only have limited spots.
Some of the veggies that we have for our 6 week extending program are: spinach, beans, beats, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, peppers (green, red, white), kale, leek, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, and so much more! The veggies are hand-picked and washed each Wednesday morning and are always ready to be picked up mid-afternoon.
All of us at Our Father’s Farm enjoy doing this program so much. We all hope that you will consider joining our CSA program. The final date that we will be doing our program for this year is November 6th. After that date, it gets too cold for our veggies to want to make their appearance.
For you to enjoy, have a recipe to make using our veggies.
The Tangy B17 Beet Salad:
Our Father's Farm is opening up its barn doors for all the horse lovers out there.
Resting on a beautiful 21 acre farm, with 4-6 grassy paddocks and a outdoor sand arena; as well as access to an abundance of trails. This farm grows it's own organic hay that has alfalfa, timothy, and bermuda. We have four more stalls available and all our paddocks have a run-in shed. For those Canadian winters all water troughs have a water heater so the water doesn't freeze.
If interested in horse boarding at our farm please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Inquires with references only will be accepted and reviewed.
For some people are CSA program is coming to a close. They will only have 3 weeks left :(
To turn this around and to make it a happy memory we will be doing a promo for our CSA.
The promo that we are offering is a limited time offer with limited spots for all our new customers!
For our new customers they can sign up for a week by week veggie basket to see how they like it. Or perhaps you would like to buy it as a gift for someone you know.
You have to hurry up to save your spot if you are interested before all the spots are grabbed up!
Say hello to Our Father's Farm Goats!! We have five beautiful goats. To the right are our newest members: Milly and Molly. They are Toggenburg goats; please enjoy reading a little about Toggenburg goats
Toggenburg goats are the oldest breed of dairy goats having medium-sized body. They come in various colors ranging from fawn to dark chocolate brown with white marks on the body. They are commonly raised for producing milk which is usually used to make cheese.
To the left here you can see the Saanen goat (our goat mother) and her babies. Beside her is our little boy and behind are twin girls! Now as you can see Mom's children are a mix breed they are Saanen and Alpine goats.
Please enjoy reading about Saanen and Alpine goats:
Saanen goats are large, white goats with upright ears and originally grown in Switzerland. Saanen goats are heavy producers but their milk is low in butterfat as compared to other dairy goats.
Alpine can easily be found all across US. These goats were first originated in the Alps and are also commonly known as “French Alpine.” These goats range for medium to large size and adapt to their environment very easily. Due to this, raising them domestically is trouble-free. They come in various colors and patterns. Alpines are one of the best for dairy farming as their milk contains an average of 3.5% butterfat. However, the downside is that they are seasonal breeders.
Our organic chicks are now two weeks old. Rhode Island Red and Black Leghorn. In six weeks they will be ready for the pecking just in time for Canada Day celebrations. They are growing up so fast and will soon be ready for a new life with the rest of our little peckers. There are a few dozen peepers running around figuring out the world. They have outgrown the fluffy yellow colour and now are showing their true chicken brown, red and black. I wonder if chickens make friends they way that people do, or if they know each other by the high sounds they make. In six weeks they will be ready for the pecking just in time for Canada Day celebrations, husbands better start up the BBQ and go out at buy fireworks, to celebrate the deliciousness of organic breed and raises peepers.
Our history of farming began in Holland decades ago. John Sr came to Canada with $20 in his pocket and literally started from the ground up. After working very hard and saving enough money to purchase his first farm in Millgrove Ontario, he ran a successful 400 acre vegetable farm for over 40 years. Wanting to bless their youngest son & daughter-in-law (that’s me), John Sr and his wife Helena purchased another farm in West Flamborough where we moved to and continued the farming dream that we both had in our hearts from a young age.
Introducing Apricot Kernels……
After a family member was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, we put up a farm sign on our billboard and asked God to heal her in a prayer request that everyone could read. A compassionate couple read the sign and left a package on the doorstep of the farmhouse. It contained information about the benefits of a super seed known as the Apricot Kernel or B17. We researched the information provided as well as conducted our own in-depth study and quickly realized that these amazing kernels were a life saver for countless people who consumed them.
We also began to look at the weaknesses of the Standard American Diet (SAD) in relation to the rapid increase of disease and in particular the skyrocketing cancer rates. Amongst our research, we turned to our esteemed ancient book of knowledge, the Beneficial Instructions Before Leaving Earth (B.I.B.L.E) and realized that it is full of wisdom and guidance for healthy eating. We were convinced that disease could be reversed in most cases and prevented in others, by our healthy food choices. We also felt a strong conviction in our hearts, that we could not spray chemicals on the food we grow or the food we supply.
We began to grow and supply high quality organic apricot kernels and have since branched out to become an international supplier of this super seed!
In addition to our famous apricot kernels, we grow a variety of delicious fresh organic vegetables & fruit available through our CSA (community shared agriculture baskets). Most recently we introduced to our customers yet another superstar food item known as Chaga, the King of the Herbs! Chaga is a medicinal mushroom with amazing benefits and is grown on birch trees.
Our real passion, however, is in educating the community on the importance of eating local organic food and helping the body to heal itself, the way God designed it to. Our customers include families with small children who are looking for healthy alternatives and a fresh start, those who are looking to reverse disease using nature’s remedies and those who plan ahead and aim to prevent disease.
All in all our objective is to provide a wholesome and organic platform for anyone looking for a healthier lifestyle…and we absolutely love sharing the harvest with our neighbours!
Thank you for visiting our website! God bless you!
Well it's winter again here at the farm, but contrary to popular belief this is anything but our off season. The men have been busy working outside in the terrible temperatures these past few weeks. They've been expanding the greenhouse in preparation for this year's CSA program.
You may see some new faces around the farm this year as we get ready to launch some exciting new programs! This summer plan on bringing your family up to the farm for a day of fun and interactive learning as we give tours and share our knowledge on organic farming practices and the importance of eating organic.
Our store is open year-round so be sure to visit us.
Don't be shy! Our store is actually located in the old farm house so when you pull into the parking lot just look for the little white side door with the open sign beside it. Our hours are posted online but generally what we tell people is if the gate is opened then we probably are too!
Looking forward to seeing you this winter season and much more once the great weather comes!
Our Father's Farm
So why is everyone so excited about Wednesdays? Formerly known as "hump day", Wednesdays have become the favoured day of the week here at Our Father's Farm. Why, you ask?
It's pick-up day for all our CSA friends!
This week we're featuring freshly-harvested, organic lettuce, kale, beets, yellow beans, spinach, peppers, and more!
We've been getting excellent feedback from those participating in this year's CSA program. Some claim that they flavours in organic veggies are so rich and delicious they could never go back. While others are excited about trying out new recipes with veggies they had previously never used. I had one customer call me asking what a certain leafy green was that she had found in her basket, upon learning it was Swiss Chard I was then able to share some recipes with her.
Nothing says community quite like sharing in the harvest and swapping family recipes!
You may be wondering what is all the hype about Chaga lately?! Well Chaga is one of Canada's best kept secrets but we are working to change that, so that everyone can experience its benefits! Chaga is one of the highest ranking antioxidants found in foods (second only to cacao powder), even beating the famous detoxing powers of the acai berry.
Watch this video and learn more about how Chaga can help you!
For more videos visit our Youtube channel and hit subscribe here!!!
These past few weeks at the market have been an absolute blast! Thanks for all those stopping by just to say hi! We've been enjoying catching up with friends and meeting new faces. Come stop by our stall at the Waterdown market this week. Ask about our CSA, our grass-fed beef, and check out our organic seedlings!
The market is open every Saturday in June until October and we're located at the Royal Canadian Legion, 79 Hamilton St, Waterdown ON!
Thanks for the support! We love being apart of this community :)
Farmers are certainly multi-taskers. We have a million things to do and not enough time in the day to do it all. But did you know that we are bloggers too?