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10 foot high tomatoe plants

winter squash harvesting with mom

Uncle Craig and Kacey watering cukes

Carter on quality control duty

Jardins Kowalik Gardens

http://www.ecocertcanada.com/

We operate a 6 acre eco-certified organic vegetable farm 20 minutes north east of Ottawa ( Jardins Kowalik Gardens ) We offer home delivery of freshly harvested vegetable baskets every week starting late June through to October. Our CSA ( community supported agriculture ) veggie baskets include about 9-12 different seasonal veggies. ( Basket price $30 )

To order basket call 819-671-3280 or 613-304-2787

What is organic?

Organic agriculture aims to practice sustainable land use through respecting strict guidelines that ban the use of chemical fertilizers, drugs, pesticides, and genetically modified organisms. Thirty independent organizations in Canada are mandated to provide organic certification. Representatives from these organizations visit the farm and the processing facility to ensure organic standards are being met.

Farmers must practice time-consuming manual techniques for such things as weeding, where commercial agriculture operations use chemicals, demanding less effort and time.

These extra costs and labour are the reasons why consumers pay a supplement for certified organic produce.

 

 

2016 Veggie list

Tomatoe ( 12 varieties )

Cucumber ( 4 varieties )

Lettuce ( 14 varieties )

Greens, micro ( 15 varieties )

Onion - storage and fresh ( 6 varieties )

Garlic / scapes ( 2 varieties )

Herb - basil, thyme, dill, coriander, mint, sage, oregano, parsley, etc.

Squash - summer: zucchini, patty pans, crook necks, etc.

Squash - winter: butternut, buttercup, spaghetti, delicata, hubbard etc.

Swiss chard

Spinach

Kale ( 3 varieties )

Radish ( 6 varieties )

Pepper ( 4 varieties )

Eggplant ( 5 varieties )

Cabbage - storage and fresh

Leek

Fennel

Bean ( yellow/green/pole )

Pea ( snow,snap,sugar )

Beets

Turnip, rutabega, kohlrabi

Carrots ( 4 varieties )

Broccoli / Cauliflower

corn

watermelon

pumpkins

and more....