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Thank You!

Thank you for your support in 2011!

We appreciate your business.

We hope you took the chance to relax over the last couple weeks. We sure did!

Barn renovations were put on hold in favour of some slightly more… delicate building projects 😉
ginger house

David Burnford
Riverglen Biodynamic Farm

PS For those who are wondering: Yes, we do have eggs available! We also have carrots and rutabagas. Yum 😉

This is a single weblog entry, posted on January 6th, 2012. Comment here »


Market Money for Christmas

Little Italy 1Here’s a new way to share top quality, local, organic produce with your loved ones.

This Christmas, encourage someone you know to enjoy produce from our stand at the Little Italy Farmer’s Market, or right here at the farm.

Our ”market money” is exchangeable at either location for any item we have available. That includes vegetables, eggs, or meat products, depending on the season. It can be used anytime we are open in 2012.

Many of us know someone who could use a little incentive to purchase good food. This gift makes it easier for them, while supporting your favourite local farm!

Simply email us your name, mailing address, and tell us the amount of market money you’d like to purchase. Then send us a check or email transfer at your convenience. Our high tech printing machine (ahem) can make any amount of market money you wish. Market money will be mailed out on, or before, Monday, December 19th to make sure it arrives before Christmas. We can mail it your own address, or directly to the recipient of your generous gift.

Season’s Greetings!

This is a single weblog entry, posted on December 12th, 2011. Comment here »



Lana and MickyI don’t know if I can write warm and fuzzy newsletters as well as Heather does, so here are a few pictures of warm and fuzzy animals instead. We were finally able to finish paying for Lana who has been waiting all summer to come over with her adopted calf, Micky. She is experienced and good natured, and has been extremely patient as we learn to handle a cow and calf pair.

Our new Katahdin ram, Coleman, came with a special chest harness equipped with a block of coloured wax. This lets us know which of our ewes was bred while our backs were turned, making it easier to predict lambing time. Apparently Coleman is a very charming fellow, if we can judge by Brownie’s backside… Don’t you wish this kind of gadget was available for teenagers? Or maybe not… This variety of sheep, called a hair sheep, doesn’t grow a fleece and therefore does not require annual sheering or docking, a common practice which involves removing the lower portion of a sheep’s tail. We are hoping to have lamb available next fall…

Coleman's First Day
Coleman’s First Day

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Alex et l'étable
Working hard, making some serious improvements to the barn. 

Pickup Changes

November leeks
November leeks

We have recently decided to cancel an additional pickup. We will no longer be taking weekly produce to Chipworks. Luckily, most members already contacted are happy to pickup at the farm, which is close by.

Pickup options are now: Riverglen Farm, Britannia, Wellington, Centertown.

We’ve been getting good feedback from members who opted for the fall extension. This panned out as a store credit. Many enjoy visiting the farm, choosing their vegetables, eggs, and ”putting it on the tab”.

We will be updating our registration form shortly so it includes an option to pre-pay market or farm store produce at a discount. More details to follow…

On a side note… I’m looking for some help to make a few improvements to our website. We need a banner, and I would like to add a photo gallery section. Any ideas?

– David

This is a single weblog entry, posted on December 1st, 2011. Comment here »


Fall Reflections

You are invited to

Fall Reflections

by Canadian Organic Growers Ottawa

Joel’s coffee will be ready as the doors open at 2:00 on Sunday, December 4th at the Sandy
Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset East! The Booths will be open and our
Wonderful Volunteers will be featured on Power Point!

Our Keynote Speaker
Stuart Colins from Bryson Farms

there will be tons of gorgeous full-colour photos of Bryson Farm


A brief AGM for COG Ottawa

Come and get to know us!

Don’t miss out on the Silent auction

The best for last!
A beautiful selection of organic cheeses
by Organic Meadow
with biscottes and
organic apple cider.

Mmm.. Can’t you just taste that cider?

This is a single weblog entry, posted on November 21st, 2011. Comment here »


Updated Registration Form for 2012 CSA

 Registration Form 2012

 Here’s an updated version of our 2012 registration form. Please take a look and forward to your friends and colleagues.


Thuja n Bruno Sun Tanning

Thuja and Bruno relaxing as I harvest the last of this year’s parsley. Six crates full will make a good fall boost for all the animals!

This is a single weblog entry, posted on November 17th, 2011. Comment here »