Earth Haven Farm

1619 Vanderwater Road RR#1
Thomasburg , ON K0K 3H0
Please call to get our opening hours

Contact:

Kathryn Aunger & Aric Aguonie
info [at] earthhaven.ca

Earth Haven Farm has been Demeter Certified since 2008.

ORGANIC - BIODYNAMIC - SUSTAINABLE

Earth Haven Farm is a 200 acre family-owned and operated small scale farm dedicated to a sustainable lifestyle. We are located in the hamlet of Thomasburg just north of Belleville in the Municipality of Tweed in Ontario.  We have 3,000 acres of conservation land to the east of us, 800 acres of woodlot to the north and another 800 acres of woodlot to the south.  We are in an ideal location for growing healthy, nutritional food, free of chemicals, pesticides and other toxins.

 

To Order call 613 478 3876 or email infoatearthhaven.ca ()

Weekly Farm Updates

 As we move forward into servicing the needs of people wishing to purchase local and support our farm growing initiatives for this season, we will be doing our best to communicate to you as often as we can with what is available for sale, what will be coming available, and other matters.  We will be posting to Facebook and sending out Newsletters on a daily and weekly basis as needed.  Stay tuned!

Place your order in advance by phone (613-478-3876) or by email (infoatearthhaven.ca ()) or use the Contact form.  DO NOT use Facebook Messenger or Instagram to place orders.

Orders will be taken on a first come, first serve basis and will be set aside for you to pick up at the farm. If you wish to drop by the farm and pick out your own plants, please call ahead of time so that we know you are coming.

April 7, 2020 -Yellow Raspberries for Sale

Earth Haven Farm has just pruned and thinned our raspberry patch. We have around 200 yellow raspberry roots for sale. $12.00 per pot or bare roots in a bag of 10 for $50. Bulk orders welcome.

Check out our information page for when and how to plant, prune an nutritional facts

April 6, 2020 - Seedlings for Sale

All seeds for seedlings have been sourced from organic, heirloom sources and from Earth Haven Farm produced seeds. All seeds have been started in our own mixture of manure from our farm, minerals other organic ingredients. Healthy soil, healthy plants!

Seedling Plants Available for Sale Starting April 6, 2020

4” pot or cell pack - $5 each

All plastic is reused!No plastic purchased for sale including tags.

  • Siberian Dwarf Kale
  • Swiss chard ‘Bright Lights
  • Sweet Pea’s Old spice
  • Spearmint
  • Chocolate peppermint
  • Nasturtiums
  • Feverfew
  • Rosemary
  • Mountain Mint
  • Peppermint
  • Calendula

1 gallon perennial pots - $15 each

  • Mulberries (small plants from seed)
  • Black Raspberries

What Other Items are For Sale?

Food Products (this list will be updated weekly)

  • Eggs - from free range, heritage birds
  • Grass Fed Beef, limited quantities, more coming soon,No GMO, No Antibiotics, Grass Finished, No Grains, Corn, or Soybean
  • Pastured Pork, limited quantities, more coming soon,raised holistically by Ravensfield farm, No GMO, No Antibiotics, Organic Feed
  • Tomato Sauce in 1 litre jars
  • Salsa in 75 ml jars
  • Garlic Scape Pesto, frozen, in 500 ml jars
  • Chopped Garlic Scapes, frozen, in 1 lb. bags
  • Dried Garlic Cloves by the pound
  • Herbal Teas by Tibo Teas

Handcrafted and Zero Waste Items

  • Beeswax Food WrapsStarter Kit of S, M, L or 4 pack Small, 4 pack Medium, 3 pack Large
  • Lip Balm, made with beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil and essential oils.
  • Tallow Soap with Essential Oils in various scents
  • Cloth COVID-19 face masks
  • Cloth reusable menstrual pads
  • Cloth reusable multi-purpose wipes (make a great substitute for toilet paper)
  • Cloth reuseable handkerchiefs
  • Cloth reusable facial wipes
  • Reusable mesh produce bags (use instead of plastic)
  • Large size “bento style” and regular shopping bags (use instead of plastic)
  • Small wooden spoons, handcrafted by Aric

 

 

 

FARMING METHODS

We farm using organic and biodynamic practices. Bio meaning life and dynamic meaning force = working with the life forces of nature to enhance soil health, plant and animal vitality with the end result being nutrient dense food.  

We are First Nations farmers and are associated with the Indian Agricultural Program of Ontario (IAPO), the Society for Biodynamic Farming and Gardening in Ontario, Demeter Canada, the Ontario Woodlot Association, Hastings Stewardship Council and Harvest Hastings.

Earth Haven Farm has been Certified Demeter (Organic) since 2008, with membership in the Society for Biodynamic Farming and Gardening in Ontario.  Demeter and Biodynamics are well known throughout Europe, India, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa, Central and South America with a growing following here in North America.  Earth Haven Farm is one of a few number of Demeter Certified farms in Canada.  One of our goals is to bring about awareness of these agricultural practices and the benefits they have to the health and quality of the soil, and thus the health and nutritional value of the plants for both animal and human consumption.

Along with our gardens of delicious fruits, vegetables and herbs, we pride ourselves in raising 100% pasture grass fed and pasture grass fed finished beef. In addition to their flavorful high-protein and low cholesterol meat, our hardy and sweet-tempered Scottish Highland Cattle are proven allies in helping us to clear a lot of underbrush from overgrown hedgerows and wooded pasture areas. They are truly the ideal breed for our remote farm location, topographical conditions and agricultural practices.  We also offer biodynamicaly raised pastured pork from "Ravensfield Farm".

In these current times we are seeing more and more people with serious health issues related to three generations of eating "toxic" foods.  Here at Earth Haven Farm all of our efforts are put into growing healthy, nutritious food, free of chemicals and toxins.  Our aboriginal peoples refer to "food as medicine" and we are proud to support our heritage farming traditions by growing food that has a nutritional value that can be considered to be medicine.

In our ever-evolving journey in self sufficiency, our purpose is to leave something of value behind for future generations. It is our hope and dream that not only our children and grandchildren will continue on where we leave off, but also that we will inspire others to enter into a deeper and healthier relationship with their own land base.

Community Supported Agriculture

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Becoming an Earth Haven Farm CSA member gives you a direct relationship with us, your farmers. Your membership provides you with much more than the weekly joy of receiving ultra-fresh, organic and locally grown produce. It provides you with education, the opportunity to try new food, and pride in the knowledge that you are reducing your environmental footprint and directly contributing to sustainable, local, organic farming while helping to support the next generation of farmers.

The Earth Haven Farm CSA program is an experience that includes:

  • A weekly or bi-weekly box of freshly harvested organic produce, containing 7-12 items, depending on share size. Produce will change throughout the growing season.
  • Small Size - suitable for a single person or couple with minimal green requirements.
  • Medium Size - ideal for the vegetarian, a couple or a small family.
  • Large Size - ideal for the family that loves their greens, vegetarians, juicers, cooks and people that like to entertain.
  • For more information on our CSA program, visit our website at www.earthhaven.ca

Please note:  We do not butcher often and therefore our meat is not always available.  Contact Aric Aguonie at infoatearthhaven.ca or call 613-478-3876 to inquire about availaility.

Earth Haven Farm is a vendor at Evergreen Brickworks Farmers Market in Toronto and The Village Market in Richmond Hill every Saturday, January through December (weather permitting).

To learn more about Earth Haven Farm and what we do and what we have to offer - visit our website at www.earthhaven.ca

Grass fed beef

We maintain a small herd of purebred Scottish Highland Cattle.  They are rotated daily onto new pasture.  In the winter they are fed hay from our farm and always have access to a wooded pasture.  Organic, Non-GMO mineral supplements are provided to the herd.  There is no corn or grain in their diet making them 100% grass fed and finished.  Meat from grass fed beef is lower in cholesterol and there is less fat and more marbling.  Many people seek grass fed beef for health reasons.

  • Less total fat.
  • More heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
  • More conjugated linoleic acid, a type of fat that's thought to reduce heart disease and cancer risks.
  • More antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin E.

Please note that we maintain a small herd of cattle and the demand is high.  We may only butcher once or twice a year.  Meat is sold at farmgate and at farmers markets.  We DO NOT take orders for whole, half or quater sides of beef.

Our herd is kept small so that they can keep their horns which is part of their lymphatic and immune system.  Horns help the cows cool in the heat of the summer and warm in the cold of winter.  Keeping a small herd also alleviates the need for antibiotics.  All hay and green leafy vegetables fed to our herd are organic and free of any GMO's. 

Other Products

From time to time we are able to purchase integrally grown or raised products from other biodynamic farmers.  These products include flours, grains, and pork.  Follow us on Facebook as we will post what is available. 

An Important Note:  Earth Haven Farm is a working farm and a private family homestead. To ensure a peaceful, healthy environment for our plants, animals and people to thrive, we are not an agri-tourism destination. We respectfully ask that visits are made by appointment only.