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Polka Dot Hen Produce

It can be hard these days to find food you can trust. 

We are all looking for food that will best nourish our bodies while least harming the environment. Food that hasn’t been sitting on a truck for days on end while its nutrients diminish to nothing.

We had the same difficulty finding the delicious fresh vegetables that we grew up eating, so we started growing our own. 

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Summer squash thriving in the no-till garden at Bird’s Nest Garden Farm

 

We are entering our 28th year of growing vegetables from seed to plate, proudly entering our fifth year of selling those vegetables to our local community. 

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This year we will be selling produce in a different way. Here’s how 2020 is shaping up.

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Food and Community

Polka Dot Hen Produce is the market garden enterprise located at Bird’s Nest Garden Farm.

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Lambs and chickens roam the pasture at Birds Nest Garden Farm

With our friends and visitors, we exchange great ideas about gardening, farming, permaculture and off-grid living. 

Guests experience a beautiful regenerating landscape while breathing the fresh air of the countryside. 

Longterm, our goal is to be a hub for folks to 

We all need to eat.

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Our Methods

Bees, butterflies and birds are welcome partners in the gardens.

We create and improve habitat for our wild neighbours through the use of pollinator gardens and the planting of native tree and shrubs.

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A hummingbird moth enjoys the nectar of chive flowers

We use no synthetic fertilizer, herbicides or insecticides on the farm.

Our growing methods encourage soil health. We rely on compost, minerals and no-till growing methods to feed our soil biology.

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Starting the season in the mobile coop. Chickens are loving the fresh grass.

Each summer sees a different group of livestock moving across the pasture to enhance the soil biology and diversity.

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Visit us

2020 farm visits are proceeding cautiously.

We are feeling our way forward as Ontario “opens up”.

If you would like to  visit our  off-grid farm, please call to arrange an appointment.

Tours are guided and by appointment only, Saturdays and Tuesdays, 1-4p.m. $20/hr per couple/group up to 4 people. Please call 24hrs prior to reserve your tour.

We are open in July and August as part of the Rural Gardens of Grey & Bruce Counties .

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