Earth Haven Farm has been Demeter Certified since 2008.
ORGANIC – BIODYNAMIC – SUSTAINABLE
Earth Haven Farm is a family-owned and operated small scale farm dedicated to a sustainable lifestyle. Our 200 acre farm is located in the hamlet of Thomasburg, just north of Belleville in the Municipality of Tweed in Ontario. With 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. Here we are in no danger from commercial farming, allowing us to grow healthy, nutritional food, free of chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and other toxins.
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.
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.
Earth Haven Farm has been offering a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program since 2015 with drop offs in Tweed and Belleville. Our farm products are sold primarily at Evergreen Brickworks farmers market in Toronto, where we have been a vendor since 2008. Selections of our products are sold at Easy Health Food Store in Toronto. If you are interested in selling or promoting our products, we would love to hear from you.
Earth Haven Farm relies heavily on volunteer workers and we subscribe to the WWOOF, Work-a-Way and GoodWorks.ca as a source of volunteers. Each year we look for a full-time garden manager that will work with us from April through October to oversee the annual and perennial gardens. This is a paid position. Whether you are a volunteer or paid worker, we provide food and accommodations.
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.
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