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We are individuals passionate about life and growing a world of nourishment and abundance

We believe in zero waste, responsible food production, low impact/reusable packaging and super fresh food to build our communities.

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Thank you to all our loyal customers for your interest in our fresh produce. We are sorry to say we won’t be offering the boxes this year, or attending any markets in part due to the current state of affairs as well as personal choices.

Alternatively, please visit http://www.hillanddalefarm.wordpress.com for information on the farm’s new strawberry U-Pick and available shares! This new program is coming from the same base of operations where we had our gardens, and is run by the woman who taught me everything I know about all things green and growing: Denise O’Reilly.

She will be offering bedding plants as well, so make sure to get an order in while supplies last to start your own garden at home. If you lack the space, keep in mind that container gardens can yield considerable gains from balconies, window sills, or decks. And not only can these compact versions serve as a boon to your wallet, but tending a garden of any kind has proven health benefits; from getting out in the fresh air to microbes in soil that can improve mood. I have always found the practice of caring for plants to be deeply meditative, and in these confusing times a worthwhile project is a welcome opportunity.

Take care and stay healthy!

-Yara O’Reilly

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About

Birch Island Foods is a budding seed set out to bring back the small grower, and to offer the experience of absolutely fresh organic produce picked the day before. We take small scale sustainable growing and mix it with our knowledge of edible flowers, wild greens, and an incredible selection of vegetable varieties from seed saved on the farm.

The Life & Times.

Devon

He’s been a volunteer on organic farms across the globe and at home in Canada. Devon brings with him a penchant for the off grid life, a DIY attitude and the belief that many small sustainable operations can have big impact on the future of our food and the planet.


Yara

She grew up on the range, and only knows 47% of the plants in the wilds around home by name, but an awful lot about planting tomatoes. Loves going to sleep to the sound of a thunderstorm, and rambling through the woods.