Earnestly growing organic vegetables to delight the palate, nourish the soil,
and cultivate a strong local food community.

 

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Recent News

  • There Will Come Soft Rains — Knuckle Down News, Week 5 (take two) (7/25/2016) - Finally rain! We didn’t get the long gentle showers I was hoping for, but a downpour is better than nothing by far. I was running around this morning putting buckets under downspouts and other drips in the hope of catching as much of that beautiful water as I could. In the photo below you can […]
  • This is Slow Food — CSA Week 5 DELAYED! (7/18/2016) - There is nothing to do but laugh and sigh as yet another rain cloud blows by the farm. In an unprecedented move for Knuckle Down Farm, I have decided to put week five on hold ’till next week. Tomatoes are starting to turn red, peppers and eggplants are starting to appear and the odd zucchini […]
  • Can’t get Enough of that Sweet Sweet Rain — Knuckle Down News Week 4 (7/12/2016) -   Sometimes being a farmer is tough.  I’m not complaining, I love it and wouldn’t want to do anything else, but May to August can take its toll especially when the weather is uncooperative. Thanks to all of you for greeting me and your vegetables with such warmth and enthusiasm! It’s great to know that my […]
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Farm & Farmer

The Farm

Farm Yellow Tomato

Knuckle Down Farm is a small-scale organic market garden sitting on a quiet back-channel of the Trent River. We grow over fifty varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers with care and mostly hand tools. Established in 2012, Knuckle Down started on land borrowed at reroot organic farm. In 2014 we moved to our very own farm near Frankford, Campbellford, and Stirling Ontario.

The Field, Proto-Greenhouse, and Farmhouse

The Farmer

Farmer Tomato

Jenny took a somewhat circuitous route to farming. Helping out at a friend’s farm on a cold, rainy day, she realized that despite being exhausted, shivering, and covered in mud she was happier than when at a desk. Her academic background in Environmental Studies (B.E.S.) and Environmental Design (M.E.Des.) made the decision to farm organically an obvious one and she has been doing so full-time since 2010.

Farmer Jenny (Pregnant) w Squash, 2014

CSA Vegetable Shares

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Knuckle Down Farm CSA Pickup in Toronto, 2014

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares give you a direct connection to the local farm where your vegetables are grown and with the farmer who grows them. They also give you fresh, delicious, organic produce all summer.

By buying shares of the future harvest while the ground is still frozen, you allow us to purchase the seeds and equipment needed in the spring. Once the season begins, usually by mid-June, we harvest fresh vegetables for you to enjoy each week.

Shareholders thus agree to share the risks as well as the bounty of the harvest, allowing farmers to focus on growing.

 

Shares are harvested weekly for twenty weeks starting in mid-June. We do not pre-pack the shares, but rather allow members to choose their own share based on a list provided at each pick-up. This way members can choose between big vegetables, little ones, ugly ones, perfect ones, green, red or yellow ones. Members bring their own bags, baskets or containers to take the bounty home. Each week the contents of the share change based on what is in season. You can choose between two different share sizes:

 
Small Lettuce

SMALL SHARES are intended to feed two omnivores or one very dedicated vegetable eater.

Regular Lettuce

REGULAR SHARES are intended to feed four omnivores or two very dedicated vegetable eaters.

 

Sharing shares is also encouraged – what better excuse to cook with friends! Shares are available for pick-up at one of two locations for the following prices:

 
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The Farm

251 Anderson Island Rd
Quinte West

Between 3:00pm & 6:00pm
on Tuesday Afternoons
Large Share — $610
Small Share — $365

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The City

328 Rusholme Rd
Toronto

Between 3:30pm & 7:00pm
on Thursday Afternoons
Large Share — $650
Small Share — $405

A Carrot

What to Expect in Your Share

 

One of the most exciting things about growing our own food is that we can choose from thousands of varieties of vegetables most of which will never be found in a grocery store. At Knuckle Down Farm we grow everything from organic seed and be they rare and unusual, heirlooms or familiar favourites we are always looking for varieties with the best flavour.

Each week we try to provide a good balance between old standards and something new and interesting. The shares change with the season, however we do our best to make sure each week has something for everyone.

Here is what different seasons might look like:

 

Spring

  • Salad Mix
  • Scallions (Green Onions)
  • Peas
  • Baby Beets
  • Arugula
  • Lettuce
  • Radishes
  • Swiss Chard
  • Kale
  • Cilantro & Parsley

Summer

  • Beans
  • Eggplant
  • Peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Summer Squash (Zucchini)
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Basil & Dill

Fall

  • Salad Mix
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Winter Squash
  • Radicchio
  • Rutabaga
  • Spinach
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Celeriac
  • Peppers

A Carrot

 

2016 CSA Registration Now Open!

Sign-up now for 20 weeks of delicious vegetables grown just for you right here at Knuckle Down Farm.

 

* Payment in full upon registration is preferred, however if you’d rather pay in instalments that’s okay too. Payment can be made by Cash, Cheque made out to Jenny Cook, or Interac e-Transfer to [email protected]

Markets

 

Spring, Summer and Fall you can find us at the Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market in Toronto every Thursday between 3pm and 7pm.

From May to October you will also find Kate at the Campbellford Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 8am till noon.
We might not be at the Campbellford Market this year. Sorry! 🙁

At the Dufferin Grove Farmers' Market

Contact

Knuckle Down Farm
Phone: 647-928-5253
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.KnuckleDownFarm.ca
CSA Poster: Download the PDF Here
Facebook: facebook.com/knuckledownfarm
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