Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Farm Share

This year we decided to sign up for a farm share. For our first time at it, we’re splitting the share with Krystyne’s sister. Every week we pick up a basket full of fresh produce from Coopers Goat and Veggy Farm, which as a bonus is only 10 minutes up the road.

On Saturday we got to take a tour of the farm. We walked through the fields to see what we can expect in our baskets. There were rows and rows of peppers (5 different varieties), zucchini, lettuce, a full acre of garlic, and so much more.

strawberries – enough to last until October

As well as produce, they have a meat share! Coopers Farm provides all of the goat meat for Greek Town in Toronto, and they offer beef and broiler chickens to their shareholders as well.

big chickens – the butcher is a couple weeks late

The boys had a great time on the tour too! Steve had set out a couple of tractors (without the keys) for the kids to climb on, and that’s exactly what they did!

Keeghan and Liam “sharing” the tractor

And speaking of kids …. there were new baby goats which kept nibbling on the boys’ fingers!



Talk about knowing where your ingredients come from! :)


  1. Hi You two,
    We used Coopers Farm for our share last year and it was great! The biggest hit was the purple carrots! Vivienne

  2. I'm looking forward to the banana peppers - time to make some more mustard. :)