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Winter is when the lemon tree in the greenhouse produces its fruit. Oh, how delicious these are, and what a rare treat in our northern climate.
In seed-time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. ~William Blake
Winter is our time to be quiet with the land. To reflect on the past year and plan for the new growing season. Winter is a sacred time.
We believe that our herd are happy, content and are being raised in an environment that allows them to be what they came into this world to be. Scottish Highland Cattle are a hardy breed and well suited for winter weather.
With their long hair, our Scottish Highland Cattle thrive in the cold winter months. Calves born in the winter are hardy and resilient to the cold.
Our mixed flock of heritage breed chickens have been chosen for their winter hardiness. The chickens are allowed to free range and forage for food all year round, including the winter months.
Even in winter the rooster watches over his girls as they forage for food. He is doing his job.
When the work is all done, the farmer gets to play, even in the winter there is fun to be had skating on the ponds and playing with the dogs.

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2017 CSA Program

Earth Haven Farm is now taking orders for our 2017 CSA program. What a great way to support our farm and receive a weekly nutritious food box throughout the growing season, plus take advantage of some of our value added products.  Click Here for more details.

Hot Off The Press

Aric Aguonie has just published a wonderful children's story book which is based on a true event that happened here at Earth Haven Farm one winter day, between him and one of his Scottish Highland Cows.  

This 32 page storybook has been beautifully illustrated by the talented mural artist, Maureen Walton from Marysville, Ontario.


Drop by Evergreen Brickworks market in Toronto on Saturday mornings and meet Aric personally for an autographed copy.  

Kathryn (Aric's Mom) will have books available at The Village Market in Richmond Hill on Saturday mornings. 

The book is available to purchase through, Earth Haven Learning Centre, directly from Earth Haven Farm, or by contacting us at

Here is the link to the CBC Radio 1 podcast with Aric about his book with Wei Chen the morning show on January 3, 2017  

Welcome To Earth Haven Farm

Earth Haven Farm is a 200 acre family-owned and operated subsistence 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 1,000 acres of woodlot to the south.  We are in an ideal location for growing healthy, nutritional food, free of chemicals, pesticides and other toxins.

We farm using organic and biodynamic practices; a tradition of agriculture that connects all cultures around the world to their natural, ancestral agricultural roots.  Earth Haven Farm has been Certified Demeter (Organic) since 2008, with membership in the Society for Biodynamic Farming and Gardening in Ontario.

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.

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.