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Organic Mixed Farming in the North at Sleepy G Farm
Wednesday June 24, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Since 2010, Brendan and Marcelle have been operating Sleepy G Farm in Pass Lake, ON, 45km east of Thunder Bay. They grow 8 acres of Certified Organic vegetables and distribute through a 200-member CSA program in addition to wholesaling to grocery stores. Sleepy G Farm also produces eggs and beef as a complement to nearly year-round vegetables sales that are made possible by an on-farm winter vegetable storage facility. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how they have turned a 171 acre abandoned dairy farm in northwestern Ontario into a thriving, diversified farm business and the infrastructure they’ve put in place to support their operations.
Participants will be sent (in advance) a pre-recorded video farm tour, then on June 24th at 1:30pm, there will be an opportunity for participants to join in a live discussion and ask questions of Brendan and Marcelle about their farm operations.
This event is offered as part of the Ignatius Farm New Farmer Training Program. Educational content is geared toward new farmers, but is open to all farmers who might be curious about a certain topic, wishing to expand their farming knowledge, or in need a refresh.