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Farm Tour, Growing Ginger, and Adding Prepared Foods to a Farm Business

Monday September 18, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Venue: Long Road Eco-Farm and Farm Sum Food

3757 Rd. 38
Harrowsmith, Ontario K0H 1V0 Canada
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Member $10.00 Register
Standard $15.00 Register

In 2013, Xiaobing Shen and his then partner Jonathon Davies started Long Road Eco-Farm, a small, mixed, ecologically-run farm business raising livestock and growing specialty crops like ginger and garlic. Farm Sum Food is a key part of their business. They produce prepared peasant-style Chinese steamed buns, dumplings, and ferments with organically produced pork, eggs, vegetables and herbs from their farm, and sell at Memorial Centre Farmers Market. Farm tours, forest walks, and popular cooking classes are also part of their offering to the community.

Participants at this field day and farm tour will learn about seasonal greenhouse use, growing ginger, raising animals, and more. You can also expect to learn about developing prepared foods as part of your business, with regard to considerations like kitchen space, equipment, health & safety regulations etc.

Folks are invited to stay after the event formally ends (at 12:30) to enjoy a Farm Sum Foods meal! Lunch can be added on at registration at a cost of $15/person. 

Please dress in layers for the elements and bring a refillable water bottle. There will be a washroom for use on-site.

Find Xiaobing on Instagram @FarmSumFood or on TikTok @chn.can.Farmer