Our market garden is sown throughout our orchard in raised beds that run between rows of fruit trees, bush fruits and grape vine trellises. Thus the Orchard Garden name, a shining example of agro-forestry. Our vegetables are the full expression of the local terroir. Their taste is characteristic of deep silt loam bottom land and cooler microclimate in which they are grown. Our fresh healthy vegetables are grown largely consistent with the principles outlined in the Organic Standard of Canada. Our natural growing methods are based on a hybrid of organic, regenerative and agroforestry principles outlined in How We Farm.
All of this is to say, that you are not going to find healthier, safer, or tastier vegetables than what we grow at Indian Creek Orchard Gardens.
If you would like to know even more about our growing methods, please join us for our Open Farm Day, on May 22, 2022. This is when we tour the orchard garden and explain our growing methods in more depth and answer your questions.
Our vegetable produce is available primarily through our Garden Share CSA Program. We produce garden shares for our shareholders 20 weeks a year. We are not planning on attending any farmers markets in 2020, although you will find us at the Perth Garlic Festival in August and possibly others (TBC). When we have surplus vegetable produce it is available at our farm stand on Wednesday’s (3-7pm) and on Saturday’s (9am-1pm).
2021 Crop Plan
Beans; Green & Yellow Snap beans, Fava Beans, Soya Beans (Edamame) | Brassicas; Brocolli, Brussell sprouts, Green cabbage, Red cabbage, Nappa cabbage, Kohlrabi, Rapini, Sprouting broccoli | Cantaloupe | Cucumbers; English, Slicing, Pickling | Greens; Arugula, Kale (curly), Kale (dinosaur), Kale (red), Spinnach, Swiss chard, Salad mix, Beet greens, Bok Choy (full size), Bok Choy (baby), Mustard Greens, Baby Kale, Baby Arugula, Microgreens, Sorel | Herbs; Anise Hysop, Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Oregano, Parsley, Sage, Stevia, Thyme | Lettuce; Bibb, Boston, Butterhead, Romaine (red), Romaine (green), Leaf, Mini heads, Oakleaf | Nighshades; Eggplant, Bell Peppers, Shepherd peppers, Hot peppers | Alliums; Garlic, Fennel, Shallots, Red, Yellow, Green, Walla walla, Chllipoti | Roots; Beets (red), Beets (gold) , Carrots (orange), Carrots (purple), Carrots (red), Carrots (yellow), Parsnips, Radish, Salsify, Scorzonera, Salad Turnips, Storage Turnips, Rutabega | Tomatoes; Beefsteak, Red slicers, Yellow (low acid), Heirloom, Unique Heirloom (multi-coloured) | Squash; Acorn, Butternut, Buttercup, Delicata | Watermelon; Sugar Baby, Blacktail Mountain | Zuchhini; Black, Green & Yellow.
Over 25 heirloom tomato varieties
Microgreens and gourmet salad mixes