Earth Haven Farm would like to show our appreciation to the following businesses and organizations that have helped to support our farm operation by supplying a link. List is in alphabetic order.
Bio-Ag Bio-Ag Consultants & Distributors Inc. is a company devoted to understanding and working with nature. Since our founding in 1982, our mission has been to produce and supply products and services that warrant and support true sustainable agriculture. Through our research, we at Bio-Ag have become a major supplier of natural products and services for livestock and crop production.
The Biodynamic Agricultural College delivers an exciting program that assists the student in understanding biodynamics in its anthroposophical context. On-line distance learning available at www.rachelcarson.org.uk or classroom study at www.emerson.org.uk/biodynamics
The Society for Bio-Dynamic Farming and Gardening in Ontario was incorporated in 1982 and is a registered charity. We currently have 120 plus members, from Saskatchewan to Nova Scotia.
We are one of three regional biodynamic societies in Canada – the other two based in Quebec and British Columbia. In addition, we are affiliated with the Biodynamic Association of America and Demeter Canada, an agricultural certifying body.
The Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association (BDA) is an association of individuals and organizations in North America who are committed to the transformation of the whole food system, from farm to table, and who draw inspiration from the spiritual-scientific insights of Rudolf Steiner. Biodynamics is a worldwide movement for the renewal of agriculture based on an understanding of the spiritual forces at work in nature and in human social life. From this understanding, a particular form of organic farming has been developed that continues to grow and evolve around the world.
Black Duck Wild Rice is a natural and traditional food, native to the Kawartha Lakes Region making it staple food stuff for local communities as well as a great product for chefs, restaurant and resorts to utilize in their menu; and a prime product to market to visitors to the region or to visitors to First Nation Communities across South-Central Ontario.
Black Duck Wild Rice has worked hard to develop a unique processing method which transforms this edible grass seed into a naturally fresh and nutty flavored grain that keeps it flavor and freshness due to Black Duck's unique curing and maple wood roasting techniques.
The Canadian Highland Cattle Society supports owners and breeders of purebred Scottish Highland Cattle throughout Canada. The society publishes a bi-annual magazine to all members offering advertising, articles, and informative tips to member subscribers. Annual AGM's offer networking and support to members. Website supports members, lists availability of semen for AI, livestock for sale and general information.
Canadian Livestock Records Corporation is the national pedigree service for purebred and non-purebred livestock in Canada.
We are a private non-profit organization that has been serving the Canadian livestock industry continuously since 1905. The organization is incorporated under the Animal Pedigree Act, which is federal legislation that regulates the keeping of all animal pedigree records in Canada. The various breed associations are also incorporated under the same Act, and any association so incorporated may become a member of CLRC. There are approximately fifty member associations for which records are being maintained. In addition, CLRC administers, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the General Stud and Herd Book for breeds for which no association has been formed in Canada.
CRAFT (The Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) is an informal, member-driven network of farmers that offer internships on their organic and ecological farms. The goal of CRAFT is to enhance the internships offered by its member farms. The primary method of doing this is to offer regular field trips which usually take place at selected CRAFT farms.There are several regional CRAFT nodes in Ontario. Each regional node is its own network of farms that offer internships. Each CRAFT node plans education workshops or field days for all the interns of the CRAFT farms in their node. For information about other regional CRAFT nodes in Ontario, visit the CRAFT ONTARIO page.
Demeter International, Inc. is the largest certification organization for biodynamic agriculture, and is one of three predominant organic certifiers.Its name is a reference to Demeter, the Greekgoddess of grain and fertility. Demeter Biodynamic Certification is used in over 50 countries to verify that biodynamic products meet international standards in production and processing.The Demeter certification program was established in 1928, and as such was the first ecological label for organically produced foods.
The certification is the oldest traditional organic certification in Europe and is regarded as the highest grade of organic farming in the world. Certification is difficult to come by and must be renewed annually. Demeter’s "biodynamic” certification requires biodiversity and ecosystem preservation, soil husbandry, livestock integration, prohibition of genetically engineered organisms and viewing the farm as a living "holistic organism”. The certification verifies the fulfillment of the standards on behalf of the farmers, which in turn guarantees high quality food products to the consumers.
Demeter Association, Inc. is the United States’ representative of Demeter International. We are a not-for-profit incorporated in 1985 with the mission to enable people to farm successfully, in accordance with Biodynamic® practices and principles. Demeter’s vision is to heal the planet through agriculture. In order to meet our mission, Demeter’s work is divided into six areas, or strategic objectives. They are: TEACH, GROW, MARKET, PROTECT, ADVOCATE, MANAGE
Downunder Solar & Electrical is a locally owned and operated business situated in Kingston, Ontario, with over 25 years combined experience in the renewable energy industry both in Ontario as well as Australia.
Specializing in the design and installation of solar power systems covering a wide variety of applications, including single panel systems on marine vessels, RVs and camping outfits to larger complete off-grid homes & cottages; commercial sites such as a remote wilderness tourism lodge; grid-tie systems for both residential & commercial purposes and domestic solar hot water systems.
Downunder Solar & Electrical will custom design, install and maintain a unique system that will best suit your needs and your budget.
Dubois Agrinovation’s mission is to be the leader in advice and solutions for irrigation, plastic mulch film, floating row covers, greenhouse & nursery equipement, vineyard & orchard equipement and the effective use of plastic picking basket, harvest containers, and harvest bins.
Ecological Farmers of Ontario's goal is to support and promote a vibrant community of ecological farmers through education, training and knowledge sharing. The Ecological Farmers of Ontario has been committed to ecological and organic farming since 1979. Established to promote the advancement and understanding of ecological agricultural methods, we’re run by farmers, for farmers. We focus on farmer-to-farmer training and support to help each other make a better living growing real food while improving our soils, crops, livestock and the environment.
Evergreen Brickworks believes they can solve even the most pressing urban environmental issues by bringing diverse people together, inspiring them with possibilities and engaging them in identifying solutions and taking action. The need has never been more urgent. Visit Earth Haven Farm every Saturday at the farmers market tables.
To help create greener, more sustainable cities, they focus on four key areas:
FarmLINK's MatchMaker tool brings together new farmers who are looking for land or mentorship with farm owners who have land available or expertise to share.
If you are a new farmer (of any age!) you are a valuable part of our agricultural community, and you have an important role to play in maintaining a vibrant agricultural sector for the future. If you’re like most new farmers, you probably face significant challenges — particularly in accessing land and mentorship. This is where FarmLINK can help you make great connections!
If you are an established farmer in your fifties or older, you may be thinking about moving out of farming in the next 15 years. While passing on the farm was once a family matter, few established farmers now have children who want to farm. That said, your knowledge and experience are invaluable to new farmers, as is your productive farmland. Find creative ways to share your farm and your knowledge with tomorrow's farmers — use resources from FarmLINK!
If you own farmland but you’re not a farmer, you may be asking yourself some important questions:
Should you rent out your farm? For what purposes and to whom? Are there tax advantages to renting your land? How much do you know about farm stewardship? Have you provided your tenant farmer with any incentives to steward your land, or discussed with them a plan for stewardship? FarmLINK can provide answers to these questions, and help you think creatively about your part in our agricultural future.
Farm Start aims to encourage and support a new generation of entrepreneurial, ecological farmers. There are many challenges facing new farmers, but there are also many exciting opportunities. The new farmers we support bring skills, connections and passion that can lead to innovation and renewal. These new ecological farmers are cultivating a real, sustainable and delicious future for their own families, our communities and our farmlands. Our goal is to encourage and support a new generation of entrepreneurial ecological farmers.
Greta’s Organic Gardens assists customers in cultivating a unique and high quality garden and plants. We provide organic gardening seeds that flourish into plants and vegetables with enhanced taste and colorful appearance.
The experts at Greta’s Organic Gardens have grown and tested many old-fashioned plant varieties, which has allowed us to provide an abundance of great-tasting vegetable seeds. Today, plants are being replaced by hybrids and genetically altered varieties. By growing organic plants in your own garden, you can help preserve our vegetable heritage.
Hastings County is home to tremendous diversity of farm land, forest resources, abundant wildlife and particularly innovative people. Our extensive forests, mixed farms and wilderness areas have created biodiversity that we often do take for granted simply because we are surrounded by it. Hastings Stewardship Council works to support sustainable forest management, tree planting projects, best agricultural practices, wildlife education, environmental awareness programs and sustainable stewardship of our land and resources. The purpose of the council is to achieve and maintain, through voluntary efforts, a healthy and sustainable environment that will contribute toward the viability of agricultural and natural resources in Hastings County.
The Harvest Hastings website has a growing number of farmers and producers listed on Local Food/Local Products with information about a growing number of farmers' markets, cheese factories, abattoirs, farm stores, restaurants, caterers and other places to purchase local food. It is all about Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food.
Indian Agricultural Program of Ontario (IAPO) is a non-profit Ontario corporation. Since 1984, IAPO’s goal has been to support agricultural economic development by providing agricultural financing, business advisory and extension services, as well as access to governmental agricultural programs.
The National Farmers Union is a direct-membership organization made up of Canadian farm families who share common goals. Every member of the farm family - including children ages 14 to 21 - are full voting members of the Union. This structure recognizes that every family member contributes to the farm by working on it directly, or indirectly through off-farm employment.
Member families of the Union believe that through an organization that represents all commodities produced in Canada, it is possible to promote the family farm as the most appropriate and efficient means of agricultural production. Our goal is to work together to achieve agricultural policies which will ensure dignity and security of income for farm families while enhancing the land for future generations.
OSM Networks Inc. - Established in 1997, is a full service design and web development firm located in Belleville, Ontario. OSM offers a comprehensive set of services designed to achieve measurable success for our clients. Our emphasis is on providing personal guidance and strategic planning to help our clients adapt to Internet technology.
OSM Networks Inc., is committed to service excellence and client satisfaction.
Portage and Main - Manufacturers and distributors of highly efficient, long lasting outdoor furnaces sometimes called wood boiler, wood furnace, outdoor wood boiler, outside wood burning boiler, etc.can supply 100% of your heating needs. EPA classify these wood burning stoves (outdoor boilers) as outdoor hydronic heaters. The incredible energy efficient Portage & Main heating units are being proclaimed as the "Best Boiler ever" by the consumer. Advanced wood heat is not just a wood boiler. It must be efficient with top quality workmanship and performance.
Dealership: Moore's Outdoor Wood Furnace Ltd., New Brunswick
Site Apex Provides organizations with the dynamic ability to manage the content of their website with limited computer knowledge required. Our professional developers have done the work for you, now your job is simply to keep the material up to date. Multiple people responsible for different sections of your organizations’ website can connect to our user-friendly administration screen and update their information through use of the SiteApex Editor.
Terra Edibles offers over 100 varieties of heirloom tomato seeds as well as beans, other popular vegetables, herbs and flowers. All are organically-grown and many varieties have been grown out by certified organic growers. The seeds we offer are produced organically, are open-pollinated, and are mostly heirloom varieties which means you can save your seed.
Turtle Tree Seed is a small non-profit seed company that sells 100% open-pollinated vegetable, herb and flower seeds, all grown using biodynamic and organic practices both in their own seed garden and by other farmers and gardeners who use biodynamic methods. All seed is non-gmo, non-hybrid, never treated, and grown without the use of chemical inputs. They are a part of a Camphill Village in Copake, NY, an intentional community, which includes people with developmental disabilities. People of all abilities help with growing, cleaning and packing seeds.
The Village Market is a social enterprise connecting organic and biodynamic farmers with consumers in York Region, and helping fund Waldorf education. With more than 20 vendors including ten organic farmers
The Village Market offers an unusually wide selection of organic foods, from fresh greens to root vegetables, apples, fruits, milk, yogurt, beef, and chicken. We also feature a food-court style cafe with offerings from a number of different vendors of ready to eat food. While we strive to have only organic or biodynamic farmers, they may not all be certified all the time. Visit Earth Haven Farm every Saturday at the farmers market tables.
William Dam Seeds has become industry judges for new varieties in vegetables, cool season flowers, and cut flowers. Our guiding principles have been those of quality and research. We are gardeners, supporting our suppliers in their efforts to bring fellow gardeners novel and nutritious items, and better strains of seeds for challenging conditions.
WWOOF (Wiling Workers on Organic Farms) - Vacationing and volunteering on Organic Farms is a wonderful way to broaden your education and practical experience. You'll learn about organic gardening and farming, meet people and it is also a great way to travel around Canada inexpensively..Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, Canada (WWOOF Canada™) is part of a world-wide effort to link volunteers with organic farmers and growers, promote an educational & cultural exchange, and build a global community who are passionate about sustainable organic stewardship of food, animals and land while respecting nature and protecting natural resources.
WWOOF International is a network of national organizations that help volunteers to live and learn on organic properties. WWOOF organizations brings together Hosts and volunteers ("WWOOFers") helping each other to make a healthier world. WWOOF organizations also promote cultural understanding of the many diverse peoples and cultures around the world through the intercultural exchange that takes place.
"Everyone should go WWOOFing because then we would all learn how to tread lightly and look after this earth."