Elly and Grant Blanchard and family farm at Railway Creek north of Madoc in the Hamlet of Cooper. Elly has 17 years of experience of growing vegetables and garlic using only organic growing methods. Looking for fresh locally grown garlic? Railway Creek Farms is the place to go! We offer wide selection of garlic that vary in heat, flavour, size and appearances. Stay tuned in the Facebook for weekly updates, hints and news.
Green Gardens is a small family owned and operated, un-certified organic producer of vegetables. Many of our varieties are heirloom varieties. Also we cultivate varieties of corn, beans, garlic, legumes, squash, flowers, and herbs that are indigenous to North America. We produce seasonal vegetables, and greens, as well as three varieties of strawberries. Everything is 100% organically grown with quality, sustainabilty and biodiversity in mind. Green Gardens is just in her beginning stages on a modest five acres, with a newly added greenhouse this year. Our goal is to work together with those who wish to look into the future and come natural ways to maximize yields, both product and soil quality in order to feed our neighbors the best food in the world.
At Moira Ridge Farms, home of Heather and Cliff Maclean, and Nanuq, their Alaskan Malamute, you can see a heritage farm which has been in operation for over 150 years and experience a true Old Growth Forest and an alvar complete with fossils.Heather, an accomplished artist specializing in local scenes and wildlife in oils, acrylics, and water colours, and Cliff, past chair of the Hastings Stewardship Council, Vice President of the Quinte Chapter of the Ontario Woodlot Association, and a founding member of The Upper Canada Woods Cooperative, invite you to explore their farm and Heather's studio to discover the natural diversity of this unique part of the Moira River valley.
Here is a photographic account of an May 19, 2013 tour of Moira Ridge Farm by one of Terry Sprague's hiking groups.