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Field Day at Sunrise Heirloom Vegetables & Santosha Farm

Thursday July 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Venue: Sunrise Heirloom Vegetables

2851 Highway 518e
Kearney, Ontario P0A 1M0 Canada

Member: Free Register
Standard: Free Register

*This event is part of the Ignatius Farm New Farmer Training Program.


Join us for a full day, in-person farm tour in the beautiful Almaguin Highlands region in Northern Ontario! 

10am – 12pm: First stop will be at Sunrise Heirloom Vegetables in Kearney, where Ron & Pauleen will take us on a tour of their market garden and greenhouse, with a special focus on garlic production. Ron & Pauleen grow 7500 heads of more than 14 different varieties of hardneck garlic in the same plot each year, with the help of cover crops to maintain fertility and suppress weeds. 

12pm – 1pm: Bring a picnic lunch to eat at Sunrise Heirloom Vegetables!

1pm – 1:30pm: Drive to Santosha Farms (34km)

1:30pm – 3:30pm: Stop at Santosha Farm, a 1 acre CSA, market garden, and ecotourism farm. Julia and Rob will talk about the farm-stays and cycling experiences they offer on their farm, and how this integrates into their long-term goals for their farm and the land where it is situated. With a background in ecological restoration, Julia will also talk about different approaches to on-farm ecological restoration, and share some of the restoration work they have undertaken at Santosha Farm over the years.  

Participants will receive the farm addresses and map links upon registration.