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Angie Durbin

Who wrote our farm song.. Meet Angie My name is Angela Durbin and I enjoyed 5 fulfilling years working at Forsythe Family Farms.  I continue to help out with Markham Fair and their Fall Harvest Season.  Not only did I learn so much about farm life but working on the farm proved to [...]

By |2020-08-05T13:29:15-04:00June 10th, 2020|Educators|Comments Off on Angie Durbin

Strawberry Fields

For many years families of all ages have been enjoying the early summer tradition of visiting our farm to pick strawberries.  Customers have shared memories of picking strawberries as a child at our farm in Unionville and have now returned to our farm here in Greenbank with children of their own. We are proud to [...]

By |2020-05-18T17:24:15-04:00May 18th, 2020|pick your own and fresh picked strawberries, strawberries|Comments Off on Strawberry Fields

What goes into a Farm Box?

We are working on deciding what will be shared this week in our Farm Boxes. The process on how we determine the contents of these farm boxes and our CSA shares is very similar. It is not uncommon for us to field a dozen e-mails a week requesting what will be in next week’s box [...]

By |2020-05-12T07:30:48-04:00May 11th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on What goes into a Farm Box?

The Return of Winter

Not unlike yourselves our seedlings hunkered down for this weather abnormality brought to us by a polar vortex. Our small team of farm hands finished packing last week’s order of Farm Boxes and Mother’s Day bundles to head back into the field to tuck the crops in. It was late Friday morning when we started [...]

By |2020-05-11T11:48:18-04:00May 11th, 2020|agriculture, farms|Comments Off on The Return of Winter

Adapting the Supply Chain to Stay Connected

We are starting with two offerings this week which can be picked up at the farm or delivered to specified areas . A Farm Box for $32 containing a nice mix of storage vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, onions, ambrosia apples and greenhouse items such as kale, mushrooms, lettuce, cucumbers or tomatoes from our neighbours. [...]

By |2020-05-06T08:14:56-04:00May 4th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Adapting the Supply Chain to Stay Connected

Lessons Learned; Education Filming

We would like to welcome Julia Morch to our team, Education Film Project Manager. The initial mystery that attends any journey is how did the traveler reach their starting point? How did they get to their ‘destination’ or in my case to Forsythe Family Farms? Maybe it started with growing up in rural Ontario! At [...]

By |2020-05-04T09:15:47-04:00April 28th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Lessons Learned; Education Filming

Take Me Out to the Compost

With the farm closed to the public, it has provided us some time to appreciate the compost pile. The compost pile deserves as much loving attention as all our other living  things on the farm, because it too  is alive with microbes and gives life to the fields and their crops. Our ever growing pile [...]

By |2020-05-04T11:32:00-04:00April 26th, 2020|agriculture, farm tours, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Take Me Out to the Compost
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