Farm Apprenticeships Available!

Sideroad Farm is looking for farm apprentices for the 2015 season. We are a small, family run veggie and pastured livestock operation located in the Beaver Valley, Ontario. We use organic growing principles and our produce is Certified Naturally Grown. Our products are sold at farmers markets locally and in Toronto as well as through …

CSA Season Round Up and 2015 CSA Registration

You know what makes a great Christmas present and an even better New Years resolution? The gift of eating locally, seasonally and healthy with a subscription to a local CSA program. CSA stands for Community Shared Agriculture: a program where a share in a farm is purchased and as a shareholder you receive your portion …

Baby Wyatt and Farm Plans for the Future

If you don’t follow our Facebook page then you may have missed us announcing the newest member of our farm crew (although it will be a few years til he’s really ready to work). We welcomed baby Wyatt Vedder Kitchen into the world at 1:50 pm on Sunday November 2nd. He was born at the Collingwood General …

Happy News from the Farmers

I am taking a break from my blog hiatus to let all of you wonderful readers know the most important thing we’ve been growing all season… (Photo by Laura Reive Photography…who is amazing by the way!) That’s right. Pat and I are expecting a little baby any day now and if you aren’t part of our …

A Post About LOVE

Everyone’s favourite holiday is just a day away! In honour of that special day I thought I’d write a post about love….our love for bees that is. Last night Pat and I went to a workshop hosted by the nice folks at Grey Agricultural Services about honey bees. Side note: We are pretty amazed and …

Green Eggs and Ham

I didn’t think I was a feather fancier…I, Iike many other it seems, was a bit freaked out by the flightiness of birds that I had encountered in the past. It turns out that chickens are actually really sweet when they are used to daily human contact. I’ve had some of my best cuddles with …

2013, A Belated Review

It was around the end of November 2012 when the Mr. and I drove out to our old farm field in Yarrow, BC to work on putting things away for the season…only to discover that our faithful little tractor had been stolen from the field in the middle of the night.  Sadly, at that point …

Our First Ontario CSA Season in Photos

We’re nearing the end of the CSA season…Tuesday is our last delivery of the year. Hooray we made it! We managed to take a photo of each and every CSA bin over the past 17 weeks (we’ll add the 18th week after Tuesday) and it’s pretty amazing to flip through and see the season in …

Scenes from the farm in Fall

Again it’s been forever since posting up here. Last weekend was our final farmers market of the season. Our  CSA program still runs for four more weeks, but we have a lot more free time so expect to see us back in blogging action, catching you up on the events of the season. We went …

With a little help from our friends

Holy dina has it ever been a long time since we blogged. Just about every farm blog I read has had the same old story lately though…it’s the height of the season….blah blah blah, we’re busy. It’s not that I don’t have time to sit down and write a blog post, it’s more that I …