Who is your farmer?
Hi! My name is Dodie Ellenbogen, and after a few summers of working on all different sorts of farms, I find myself here in PEC growing non-certified organic veggies on a small scale, in a bio-intensive manner. I’m a mother, wife, and daughter in our multi-generational farm home, so life is busy and fulfilling as I nurture my family, my veggies, our land, and myself! I am in a constant battle with ignorance as I try to become more wise about how to farm and become embedded in the life systems in which we all exist. I feel the immense responsibility to be a steward of the land for my child, others children, animals, plants, and insects and to try to re-indigenize our communities. In order to do that I try to read as much as I can, and I often have help from my partner Michel, who likes to focus on technologies that will create efficiencies and sustainable loops in our farming practices. We hope to bring you affordable veggies through these endeavors as our way of making a living while achieving these goals.
What’s growing at the farm?
Here’s a list of everything we plan to have going down this summer. Remember, everything is seasonal, so while you may not find watermelons in June, you may also not find spinach in July! If you’re looking for something in particular, contact us!
Green leafy things: Arugula, bok choy and other asian greens, butter leaf lettuces, romaine lettuce, sorrel, beet greens, kale, and spinach
Herbs: Basil, parsley, cilantro, chives, oregano, sage, tarragon, thyme, rosemary, mint, summer savory, and dill
Fruit: Watermelon, other melons, maybe strawberries, and technically tomatoes.
Roots: Carrots, beets, daikons, radishes, turnips and potatoes!
Other Veg: Beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cucumbers, fennel, garlic, onions, peas, peppers, shallots, summer and winter squash.
Flowers: Edible flowers, Zinnias, Rudbekias, gladiolus, foxglove, daisies, snap dragons, sweet pea, tulips, asters, Calendula, amaranth, lupins, and probably even more!
When can I come visit?
Farm stand open May long weekend to Thanksgiving 10am – 6pm. Honour system cash drop only – no change. 193 Elmbrook road, Picton, ON, K0K 2T0.
Tours on the 4th Sunday of every month at 11 am.