Field Day on Manitoulin at Three Forks Farms & Our Garden Products
Thursday August 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
This is event is held in partnership with the Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN).
Join us for an in-person field day at 2 farms on Manitoulin Island:
- 10:00am – 12:00pm: Three Forks Farms at 9 Douglas Rd, Ice Lake
- 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Our Garden at 144 Meadow Lark Place, Ice Lake
*We will be taking a lunch break between tours. Participants are invited to bring a bagged lunch.
Three Forks Farm is a certified organic farm owned by Peggy Baillie and Eric Blondin, producing mixed vegetables, chicken and garden seeds for Northern Ontario. We’ll start the day off with a tour of the farm and learn about why and how Peggy and Eric love growing organic food and how they work with the land and the seasons to grow healthy, nutritious, and safe products.
*Please note that all participants will be required to do a boot wash prior to the farm tour for biosecurity reasons.
Our Garden is operated by Linda and Chuc Willson, who have been organically growing, harvesting, storing, preserving, and marketing food for over 30 years. Leaders of the Manitoulin local food scene, they continue to produce a line of natural jellies, relishes, pickles, vinegars and oil all from herbs, fruit and vegetables, organically grown and wild harvested on their land.
We will tour the farm and learn how Linda and Chuc grow produce and herbs (including many varieties of basil!) and the value-added products they create. They will talk about how they work with the land and the challenges they face growing in Northern Ontario.
Funding support for this event has been provided by FedNor and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.