Fair Share Market Garden is located on a sunny patch of New Brunswick earth between Havelock’s rolling hills and the village of Petitcodiac. You may remember it as a popular strawberry/raspberry operation called “Glenvale U-Pick” from the mid-90s on. While the bones of raspberry canes still line much of the property, we aim to expand our modest 2019 vegetable production to approximately two acres of land and maybe return to raspberries in 2021. We’re also hoping to supply produce to a few locally-minded grocery stores and restaurants in the near future.
Canada Organic and the Province of New Brunswick have a strict three-year preparatory phase for organic certification on land which has previously been farmed upon such as ours. As a result, we’re adhering to those principles as we examine the merits of certification. In the meantime, rest assured that ALL of our fruits, vegetables, greens, and roots are 100% naturally grown, using absolutely no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides of any kind.
Our goal is a 20-week growing season and within a few years, a delve into winter production using sustainable and conscientious season-extending practices.
Throughout the 2020 season we will be producing the staple produce such as tomatoes, cucumbers; salad greens, like spinach and kale; and root veggies, like carrots, onions, and garlic. We are, however, eyeing more exotic winter vegetables that are popular in cold Asian climates like bok choy, snow peas, Chinese mustard, kohlrabi, and tatsoi to name a few.
Our happy, cage-free “employees” (chickens) at Fair Share Market Garden have feriously produced delicious eggs even over the winter. We’re currently setting up the infrastructure to allow two small flocks a rotating and moveable pasture for a safe and humane quality of life, as they drastically reduce any damaging insect population around our market garden and enthusiastically help us till growing beds and our on-site compost setup.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!