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Bountiful, Organic Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs! 

Produce is available as the season progresses and it is best to check with us to see what's growing and ready. Early in the season you might see crisp spinach, wild leeks, asparagus, parsley, and edible flowers from the greenhouse. Mid-season we typically have a table overflowing with tomatoes, cucumbers, arugula, carrots, lettuce, beans, herbs, and berries. As fall approaches we see squash, potatoes, kale, spinach, leeks, onions, and beets join our offerings.
 
Earth Haven Farm will be at two farmers markets in Toronto every Saturday morning year round.  Visit Aric at Evergreen Brickworks, on Bayview Avenue, Toronto.  Visit Kathryn at The Village Market in Richmond Hill.

100% Grass Fed Beef

Our Scottish Highland Cattle are raised on our farm and are fed entirely on pasture grass or hay from our fields during the winter months.  They are not grain finished.  The herd is rotated daily to a new pasture field.  There are eleven fields in total, allowing the pasture grass to grow and recover from grazing.  We maintain a very small herd and butcher perhaps once or twice a year.  We do not take orders.  All of our meat is sold at our two farmers markets in Toronto and direct from our farm.

No GMO  •  No Grains  •  No Hormones  •  No Antibiotics  •  Ethically Raised


Beef Tallow

Our tallow is from our wonderful grass fed cows.  It is made from the choice fat around the kidneys and liver, high in omega proteins and essential oils.  It is processed and filtered down to a state suitable for making soap or to be used as a skin moisturizer.

Tallow is great for cooking eggs, stir fry's, meat, or whatever else that’s savory. Excellent substitute for any recipe calling for shortening or lard.  It has sort of a meaty essence, so I’m not sure I’d try to bake something sweet with it. Although I did just bake a batch of muffins and pie crust which were quite edible.  You can keep it in an airtight container (mason jar, glass pyrex) just as you would coconut oil or olive oil.  Best kept refrigerated.  It’s very stable, so it should last quite a long time even out of the fridge or freezer.  Tallow from grass fed beef is healthier than trans-fats and processed oils containing GMO's, antibiotics and hormones.


Fresh Organic Eggs from Our Free Range Chickens!

We have a mixed heritage breed flock of chickens which produce a lovely range of eggs in a variety of sizes and colours ranging from pink, blue, blue-green eggs from our Ameracauna's to shades of brown from our chanteclair, wyendotte and red-sex-link birds.

Our chickens free range, eating a wide variety of insects, worms, greens and are supplemented with certified organic mixed grains from Bio-Ag.  Since our birds are outdoors most days they get plenty of natural sunlight and vitamins and minerals from their environment.  We do have roosters among our flock, therefore our eggs are fertilized.  Yolks are a dark yellow-orange indicating that there is a high protein content.  Yum!  Yum!


GarlicOrganic Garlic

Our annual garlic harvest renders us an abundance of biodynamically grown, organic garlic.  Our garlic is an heirloom variety and has proven to grow well in our soil.  This garlic variety is ideal for culinary use. 
 
Garlic is a wonderful seasoning to add aroma, taste, and added nutrition to your daily food dishes.   Our cattle love garlic too!
 
The World Health Organization says that garlic is rich in flavonoids and sulfur-containing nutrients, allium vegetables and are recommended in your diet on a regular basis.

Shiitake Mushrooms 

Shitake Mushrooms
We decided to grow Shiitake mushrooms this year in the wooded area next to one of our ponds.  The venture has proven to be quite viable both in the ability to grow the mushrooms and customer demand.
 
A shiitake mushroom is an edible fungus native to Asia and grown in forests. Shiitake mushrooms are the second most commonly cultivated edible mushrooms in the world. 
 
Shiitake mushrooms are promoted to fight the development and progression of cancer and AIDS by boosting the body's immune system. These mushrooms are also said to help prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels and to help treat infections such as hepatitis by producing interferon, a group of natural proteins that stops viruses from multiplying. 
 
Shitake mushrooms can be served fresh, sautéd, baked or fried.  They can be stored fresh, dried or frozen.
 
Our Shitake mushrooms will be available at farmgate and farmers markets from late spring through early autumn as the harvest allows.  Look forward to expanding this venture over the coming seasons.

Tuscarora White Corn

Also known as Iroquois White Corn, is an ancient heirloom corn traditionally grown by the Iroquois First Nations. Tuscarora is an heirloom variety of eight-row corn that has historically been a staple food of aboriginal peoples. The corn has big white kernels, large ears, and is the perfect consistency to grind into corn meal for breads and soups. Its genetic variability fashions a range of flavors from earthy to sugary. Tuscarora is praised within the Iroquois Nation as a link to good physical health, as well as its intrinsic connection to the vibrancy of traditional native cultures.

Earth Haven Farm is proud to offer this product to our customers.  Through our relationships with First Nations and Indian Agriculture of Ontario we have been able to obtain this valuable heritage seed along with the traditional teachings on how to cultivate, harvest and process.

Whole-grain white corn meal is nutritionally superior to refined, unenriched corn meal, due its higher levels of B-vitamins, iron, zinc and fiber. White corn meal can be found in cornbread, corn muffins, tortillas, polenta, grits and tamales. All the nutrition information for this product is for one-half cup of whole-grain white corn meal, but the actual amounts of corn meal used will vary by the recipe. For example, a serving of corn grits or polenta has about a quarter-cup of cornmeal, while an entire 8-in. square pan of cornbread requires about 1 cup of cornmeal.

Basic Nutrition Information:  One-half cup of white corn meal has 221 calories, 5 grams of protein, 2 grams of fat, 46.9 grams of carbohydrates and 4.5 grams of fiber, according to the USDA's Food and Nutrient Database. White corn meal, as it is a starch, has a high carbohydrate content with limited protein and fat. The fiber content is significant at 4.5 grams, as the daily requirement for fiber is 38 grams for men and 25 grams for women up to age 50.  White corn meal is naturally gluten free.


Dried Black Turtle Beans

A product of our three sisters planting (corn, beans, squash).  The beans are allowed to dry on the vines out in the field.  They are harvested once the pods are dry, husked and cleaned.  

These beans are a great stable product and will keep for months, even years, stored in your cupboard.

Great for stews, chili, soups and a great many other recipes. 


Loon Song Grains

Loon Song Gardens has been gardening and farming on Manitoulin Island since 2003, growing nourishing foods and cultivating vibrant community connections within their region.

In 2009 they began milling fresh stone-ground flours on-site from cereal grains grown on their farm.  Currently they offer some great fresh rolled oats, along with true whole-grain flours from red fife wheat, dark rye, spelt and rolled oats.  

Paul and Heather are long time supporters and practitioners of biodynamic agriculture.  Earth Haven Farm is pleased to be able to offer these wonderful grains to our customers at farmgate and at our farmers market locations.

For more information, visit Loon Song Gardens at www.loonsong.net