We will be growing and storing produce from May to December. Expect beets, carrots, parsnips, swiss chard, cabbage and napa, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchinis cauliflower, green onions, yellow and green bean, leeks, potatoes, kale, winter squash, spinach, lettuces, arugula, peas, a variety of herbs, and cut flowers. Our forest foraging selection will include fiddleheads, mushrooms, Japanese knotweed, and nettles. This year we are also are experimenting with rolled oats, shelled beans and dry peas. We of course always have happy, free-range eggs.
Prepaid Farm Account. What is it?
Your prepaid farm account is based on the Community Supported Agriculture model (CSA), where farmers sell their harvest directly to local customers. The Prepaid Farm Account is a mutually positive relationship; we the farmers benefit by pre-selling our products and services, which allows for better planning and less waste. You the customer have a flexible, prepaid account with which you can buy or not buy our offerings weekly, choosing from a wide variety of products and services, and the most convenient times for you to pick up your fresh produce. An initial payment of $200 is required to open your account, which can be topped up at anytime in increments of $100. All produce is picked on Wednesday or Thursday to guarantee the most immediate field to fork relationship. You’ll receive a produce list email each Monday detailing what is available, so you’ll have lots of time to place your order by Wednesday at 12 noon. The produce you request will be deducted from your account the week of purchase.
Why A Prepaid Farm Account?
+ Your Riverdale account can be funded by cash, cheque, credit, or Interact.
+ The balance can be applied to any farm offerings or services.
+ Produce pickup availability will be Wednesday after 3pm thru Saturday.
+ Know where your food comes and how it is grown!
+ Learn what grows seasonally in your area and how to cook it.
+ Keep your dollars in the community and support our local economy.
+ Protect the long term health of the land, water and wildlife by supporting biodynamic, ecological, sustainable farming practices.
An off grid Cabin by a stream , and a Bunkie-on- Wheels provide cozy shelter for a night or two or three, a week… away from the city and your regular life. There are many reasons to stay simply at Riverdale. The private trails through the bush and meadows are ideal for taking in the scents and sounds, bird watching and meditation. In season, try fly fishing or tubing on the Credit River, go hiking and biking Caledon Rail Trail. By car, you can easily get to all of Caledon’s attractions like the Cheltenham Badlands, Spirit Tree Cidery, Alton Mill, Belfountain and much more. Maps provided.
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We offer .5 cu feet bags of our dry kindling made only from real wood. It contains NO chemicals or glue and is pest free. Ideal for campgrounds, gas stations, convenience stores, garden centres and all firewood outlets. It greatly compliments your bulk or bagged firewood sales. We offer free display racking, as well as custom bagging service, for bulk firewood operations (using your bags or ours, we can custom label your kindling). Please call for pricing.
We sell seasoned hardwood by face cord or bush cord. We are currently cutting Manitoba Maple at $200.00 per bush cord. Pick up only. Please call to make arrangements.
We also offer custom sawmilling services. Please contact us for details.