Northey Stables is a small family farm located in Thomasburg, ON. Marie and Fred Northey purchased the farm in the early 80s, and over the years have kept a wide variety of livestock. The farm is now home to a small sugar bush (though it doesn't seem small when you're the one collecting sap!), a flock of sheep, two donkeys, and some beautiful Rhode Island Red chickens as well as some "Banty"(Bantam) hens.
It is also home (again) to me!
My name is Laura. I am Marie and Fred's youngest daughter. After trying my hand in the "working world," I decided that I needed a different kind of work to make me feel fulfilled. Last summer, I spent seven months on a small organic farm in Nova Scotia, learning how to make a living doing what I love: growing vegetables. This will be my first season running a small CSA on my parents' property.
More than anything, what matters to me is ensuring that our farm has healthy soil that grows healthy food. This means using organic practices, feeding the soil first, and working toward a farm that is a self-sustaining system. Customers of Northey Stables can feel assured that they are supporting a very small local farmer, and but also supporting healthier food and a healthier local community.
In 2013, my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program will be small and somewhat experimental, but will lay the groundwork for years to come. Please visit my web site to find out more!
Elsie and Al Lafreniere grow vegetables, herbs and plants on their farm on the Black River Road, north west of Tweed. They also make clay planters, which they fill with plants. They also run the famous Green Donkey Tea Room, which is open this fall for high teas
As always, we welcome your orders for baked goods. Don't take a chance; order your scones, pies, cakes, etc in advance. (613) 478-2852