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Gooseberries

We are finally all caught up with our plantings on the farm. Farmer Jim and Shannon will be finishing planting the beans and some sunflowers this afternoon. Then the cycle of planting begins again, tomorrow.  Farmer Jim staggers his plantings to increase crop availability for your enjoyment. Another benefit of succession planting is mitigating the [...]

By |2019-10-19T18:29:42-04:00June 24th, 2019|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Gooseberries

The Buzz on Bees

Celebrate Honey - The Buzz on Bees August 2018 We love our bees and we would like for you to love them too! Bees are so misunderstood. When people think of bees they usually think of bee stings( Ouch! ) but the bees are only defending their hives to produce the next generation of our [...]

By |2019-10-19T18:31:30-04:00June 21st, 2019|Uncategorised|Comments Off on The Buzz on Bees

June 15th…deadline’s coming!

f you have visited our CSA Facebook Page you will have noticed today's post, titled June 15th... Deadline's  Coming!  This is a blog post shared by the Bloomfield family of Ilderton, Ontario. This article shares the stress the family and Farmer Steve is experiencing on the farm this spring following the wet fall of 2018. Rarely do we [...]

By |2019-06-07T11:41:07-04:00June 7th, 2019|agriculture|0 Comments

Passion for Connecting

The Passion for Connecting Farmer Jim and Leslie were so happy to have met with many of you visiting the farm on the Victoria Day long weekend.  Connection to our farm and the farmer who grows your food is an important part of our CSA program.  We hope you take us up on the offer [...]

By |2019-06-07T11:39:46-04:00June 7th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A Season of Extremes, Fall 2018

A Season of Extremes First off THANK YOU for supporting the farm this past season. It has been a true honour to grow for your family and share the fruits of our labour with you. We sat down with Farmer Jim, who has been next to impossible to book a few minutes of his time [...]

By |2019-05-24T11:08:14-04:00May 24th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Our Bees, July 2018

Celebrate Honey - The Buzz on Bees We love our bees and we would like for you to love them too! Bees are so misunderstood. When people think of bees they usually think of bee stings( Ouch! ) but the bees are only defending their hives to produce the next generation of our most important [...]

By |2019-05-24T11:06:31-04:00May 24th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Terroir Late May 2018

Terroir In this newsletter we are going to take a closer look at the four factors that influence terroir. Terroir is the idea that food has specific qualities influenced by place (soil and climate) the seeds, and the farming practices. There is no truer expression of a region’s unique combination of geography and climate, than [...]

By |2019-05-24T11:04:29-04:00May 24th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The Farm May 2018

Hello, It is finally happened, spring decided to show up and is in full force. The team at Forsythe Family Farms is working nonstop! My name is Kemayla and I will be your eyes, ears and the administrator for the 2018 Forsyth Farms CSA. Interestingly enough I am not a farmer and will happily leave [...]

By |2019-05-24T11:04:59-04:00May 24th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

It’s time to “Fall” for Durham

Article from Clarington This Week Eight great farms to explore with the whole family for some fall fun There’s nothing quite like the comfort of autumn. Sunny days, crisp air, the trees ablaze with gorgeous colours, and our dreams of pumpkin spice and the harvest finally coming true. It’s one of the best times to [...]