Here at the farm, we have been hiring workers from Mexico since 1989. The Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program is essential to not only Barrie Hill Farms, but also to horticultural producers across Canada. The Canadian Horticultural Council has produced an excellent short film telling some of the personal stories of this program. It's really … [Read more...] about Farm Workers
This is a quick update to let you know that Barrie Hill Farms is preparing for the upcoming growing season. We are committed to growing healthy fruits and vegetables for our community during these challenging times, even though how this will look is still unclear.
Surprisingly, in 4-5 short weeks Asparagus will be ready and in 10-12 weeks Strawberries well be ready.
We are working hard to keep abreast of the constantly changing requirements for best practices, as set out by the local, provincial and federal governments to keep our employees and customers safe, and ensure you that they are being implemented promptly.
In these very uncertain times we all need to rely on our neighbours. If you are self isolating and following best practices as set out by the government, you are welcome apply for work at the farm this season at: https://bhf2.tcco.dev/employment-opportunities/
We look forward to providing you with local farm fresh food soon.
PS The blueberries behind me look great. Let's wait patiently together until July to taste them!!
Vegan Asparagus Soup is a fresh and easy way to take advantage of your local farm fresh produce. The season is short so make the most of it! Make a double batch because it freezes easily and you can savor it throughout the summer. You're going to love the deep flavors in this vegan soup! Using potatoes, celery and garlic along with … [Read more...] about Vegan Asparagus Soup
We are all trying to include more plant based protein in our diets these days and combining wild rice with fresh farm produce is the perfect way to achieve that goal - Asparagus Wild Rice Salad will soon be a family favorite! This quick and easy recipe allows you to boil the asparagus and peas with the rice and simply add the remaining … [Read more...] about Asparagus Wild Rice Salad
This quick and easy Beef Stir Fry with Asparagus, Snap Peas & Fiddleheads is our celebration of spring. Quick, easy and very versatile, this dish packs a flavor punch! Why We Love Stir Fry Dishes It's quick, easy and a great way to add more vegetables to your children's meals It's versatile - include your favorite veggies and use … [Read more...] about Beef Stir Fry with Asparagus, Snap Peas & Fiddleheads
Bees There always seems to be quite a lot of news about declining bee populations. Here at the farm, we aren’t experiencing anything of the sort. For many years now, we have been working with Koppert for the pollination of our blueberries. You may have noticed these boxes in shady areas around the fencerows of the farm. These are Koppert … [Read more...] about Bees
Chives and basil in this Heirloom Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemon and Garlic with added cilantro make this salad sing with summer flavors! While I was cutting up the shallots and tomatoes, I roasted some lemon and garlic and simply added them at the end. The salad dressing consists of just extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and yes, … [Read more...] about Heirloom Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemon and Garlic