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New Home Delivery Option

Hey folks! The summer crew is starting to arrive next week and things are about to kick into high gear around here. And we’ve got big news:

Vegetable boxes at both our farm and Westboro pickups are now sold out. Thanks to everyone who signed up!

But wait, there are still ways to make sure you have a steady supply of fresh vegetables this summer and fall! We’ve partnered up with Goodfood2u to have our weekly produce boxes delivered right to your door. You can also receive any of the great, organic products they offer through their website at the same time. Check it out!

Deliveries are available in Hintonburg, Centretown, Sandy Hill, New Edinburgh and Vanier. A $7.50 weekly delivery charge will be applied, which is just $3.50 more than the weekly fee we charge for our Westboro pickup. We’re very happy to be able to make our food a little more accessible, and we hope you find the service helpful.

We still have a few fall beef orders available, as well as chickens, so be sure to check those out on our website.

When you’re ready, sign up here!

Spring Cleaning
One day beef and chicken sale this Saturday  Simmon

If you’d like to buy our pasture raised chicken or beef, come out to the farm this Saturday between 9am and 4pm. We’re making room in our freezers by selling whole frozen chickens and assorted cuts of beef from our 2014 inventory. First come, first serve!

This is a single weblog entry, posted on March 17th, 2015. Comment here »


Eco Farm Day and Internship Opportunities

Winter can be difficult sometimes, but every once in a while, when I peek out from under my tuque and take a minute to soak up my surroundings, I can truly appreciate the serenity in brings. Living out here is truly a gift.

If you haven’t done so already, make sure to visit our website and read about our most recent vegetable, beef and chicken subscriptions. You can find more information and sign-up using Farmigo, our online sales system.

Our best marketing tool is word of mouth from happy customers. Please share our newsletter, website and/or Facebook page to your neighbours, friends and colleagues. Let them in on your secret source of farm fresh food! We’re getting ready for a big year to boost sales and make this farm a truly sustainable enterprise, in every sense of the word.

Farm Store
Pickup your veggies right from the farm! 

As you may know, we setup a produce display on the farm three days a week where you can buy our vegetables directly, just like at a farmers market. You can meet the farmers, see the garden, the animals, take a walk in the greenbelt trails and enjoy the good vibes. Since this enterprise has proven itself to be so rewarding for both ourselves and our customers, we’re putting an emphasis on developing its potential.

Look forward to seeing a re-decorated space this summer, more beautiful and more comfortable. We want your visit to the farm to be memorable in every way. If you have building materials, shelving, tablecloths, lighting, paint or other things you think we could use to beautify or space, please contact us. We might be able to use it!
If you like the idea of visiting the farm on a regular basis, you can choose to pickup your CSA vegetables and meat here. You can also shop our display and pay as you go, or prepay now in order to save a few bucks and help us get off to a great start this spring. Email info(at)riverglenfarm.ca for more information!  

Eco Farm Day
A great opportunity to learn 
Winter isn’t all just fun and games! As much as I love playing in the snow, there’s a whole lot of organizing and planning to be done. And learning! A great venue to do just that is Canadian Organic Grower’s EcoFarmDay. It’s happening this Saturday in Cornwall and I’ll be checking it out again this year. It’s a wonderful opportunity to chat with Eastern Ontario farmers, compare notes and learn a few tips to better prepare for the upcoming growing season.

Experienced, novice and aspiring farmers alike are sure to glean useful information during the workshops and find interesting leads on a variety of products, associations and services at the tradeshow. You can find more information and pre-register on their website.

Intership Positions Available
We’re hiring!

We’re looking for two able-bodied and sharp-minded people to take on internship positions this season. These are incredibly valuable experiences for people to get integrated into the farming world. In exchange for a room in our house or camper/trailer, lots of fresh food and a weekly stipend, you’ll get acquainted with all the intricacies of life and work on Riverglen Farm.
Formal education barely exists for farming, let alone alternative, sustainable farming methods so this is the next best thing to gain knowledge and experience. And besides, why would you want to accumulate debt by paying ridiculous amounts of money to corporate-owned schools while surviving on cafeteria food and Subway specials when you could live on a riverfront farm in Ottawa’s greenbelt eating like a king or queen?!? No lie, it is hard work, but there’s no better way to learn about farming.

Please read and share our posting!

This is a single weblog entry, posted on February 23rd, 2015. Comment here »


Introduction to Biodynamic Farming and Gardening

Want to learn more about biodynamic farming? We are hosting a 10 part (one Sunday per month) introductory course on biodynamic farming starting April 27th. I took this series of courses myself back in 2008 when Titia Posthuma was teaching the class. I found the sessions to be very useful tools at shaping my view and understanding of biodynamic agriculture, and how it could manifest itself on my farm. There is a good balance of conceptual and practical knowledge being shared. Rosemary Taylor has taken Titia’s curriculum and I look forward to working with her on this important project. Take a look at the brochure for more details, and don’t hesitate to contact me or Rosemary for more information.

Intro Course Brochure

This is a single weblog entry, posted on March 5th, 2014. Comment here »


Take a Sip for Fair Trade


Cordially invites you to

Take a Sip for

Fair Trade

Saturday May 11th, 2013

From 7:00pm to 11:00pm

The Cube Gallery

1285 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, Ontario


This will be the Fair Trade event of the season, bringing together

Fair Trade (chocolate & wine) and local foods (cheese & beer)

to showcase the best of Ottawa and beyond. The evening will include

friends, special guests, city councillors and representatives

from various organizations throughout Ottawa. We are proud to have inspiring guest speakers, including Paul Dewar, MP for Ottawa Centre, and Jennifer Williams from Cocoa Camino. There will also be fantastic musical entertainment, a silent auction and more!

This fundraiser supports Fair Trade Ottawa

with various community outreach events and campaigns throughout the year and will go directly

towards helping Ottawa become a Fair Trade city.


Tickets are $30, which includes a specialty Fair Trade cocktail.

Tickets can be purchased online at:

This is a single weblog entry, posted on April 8th, 2013. Comment here »


The Otesha Project Logo The Otesha Project call for Applications

Seeking Sustainability & Social Justice Outreach & Education Facilitators…on bicycles! 
We are looking for curious, dedicated and adventuresome people interested in deepening their knowledge of environmental and social issues – ranging from food systems to Indigenous rights – , gaining skills in public engagement and youth empowerment, experimenting with pedal-powered transport, and having a blast with their diverse and inspiring teammates.
The Otesha Project uses interactive workshops, theatre presentations, experiential learning activities and bicycle tours to engage people of all ages to take action for a more fair and sustainable future – for people and the planet.
Tours as short as 9 days and as epic as 2 months. All the juicy details available at otesha.ca. Spaces are being filled on a rolling basis.
*Not friends with your bike yet? Fear not! No previous cycling tour experience necessary, just a willingness to give it a go.
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This is a single weblog entry, posted on January 17th, 2013. Comment here »