So many unknowns

There are always a lot of unknowns when you start a farm. And that wasn’t any different for us when we started La Ferme Coopérative Tourne-Sol in the fall of 2004. We were 5 people aged 23-26 year old filled with ideas but no conception yet of what we really wanted down the road. We … More So many unknowns

Announcing the Seed Saving for Market Growers FREE Mini Course

This week, we take a break from our regularly scheduled Farmer Spreadsheet Tip to announce the A 4-part online mini course for market gardeners who dream about saving some of their own seeds. The first class is just before the new year. Just in time to plan your 2020 growing season! Dec. 30  Why Grow … More Announcing the Seed Saving for Market Growers FREE Mini Course

Planning Seed Crops Webinar – Wed. Feb 19, 2014

You are invited to join us for a webinar on Planning Vegetable Seed Crops.  The first in our series “Growing for Seed: The Fundamentals” this webinar will feature presentations from Patrick Steiner (Stellar Seeds, BC), Daniel Brisebois (Tourne-Sol Cooperative Farm, QC), and Michelle Smith (Northwind Farm, NS). Together they’ll cover a range of topics to get you started in your seed … More Planning Seed Crops Webinar – Wed. Feb 19, 2014

This Year’s First Seed Harvest and Volunteers from Previous Years

Last week, we harvested our first Brassica rapa seed crops of the year. As we start this year’s harvest, I have also been watching some of the remnants of previous years’s seed crops. Harvest The brassicas overwintered in a field tunnel and then flowered in April – a bit earlier than usual. I have been walking … More This Year’s First Seed Harvest and Volunteers from Previous Years