Get Ready For Tomato Season!

Yes, it is only a matter of a few months before we will again be feasting on fresh, in season, vine-ripened tomatoes! Once again Fresh Start Farm will be selling heirloom tomato seedlings in the spring!

If you are interested in buying any seedlings, here are the times and locations we will have them for sale:

The Mustard Seed annual seedling sale Sunday May 8th from 10am-1pm
460 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8R 3J8

Cambridge Farmers Market Saturdays 7am-1pm starting on the May 14th weekend.
40 Dickson St, Cambridge, ON N1R 1T7

Our farm, from May 7th on-ward. If you plan on visiting I encourage you to email me (ben (at) to check and make sure we have what you want in stock and that we will be home when you plan on visiting!
2899 Cockshutt Rd., Waterford, ON N0E1Y0

We have been listening to our customers and this year we will have a much larger quantity of the cherry tomato varieties we are growing than ever before. Below is the selection of varieties what we will have for sale in 2016!

2016 Tomato Menu

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Get Ahead of the Game in 2016!

20150529_083647Yes, our 2015 season is slowly wrapping up, with only 4 more weeks of CSA deliveries and 5 more weeks of markets to look forward to.  Speaking of looking forward, we have put together our brochures for the 2016 season of our Weekly Veggie Box/CSA and Egg Share programs!  If you really want to get ahead of pack and secure a spot for 2016, links to the PDFs for your specific area are available to download below.

There are some big changes coming to the farm in 2016, including the purchase of a tractor and some new implements, including a plastic mulch layer and potato planter/hiller/digger.  We are hoping that with these tools we will be able to increase production of certain crops who have been succumbing to weed pressure, while refocusing labour toward other crops that need more attention and nurturing. We are very excited!

Cambridge/Brantford/Norfolk County Brochure

Niagara – St.Catharines/Welland Area Brochure


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Markets 2015!

We decided last minute to start our 2015 market season this weekend, the long weekend, May 16, 2015!!  Originally we were going to hold off for another week, but the greens, spinach, radishes and seedlings grew so well in the hoop-house that we called up the market manager Alix and said, “We’d like to make our triumphant return this weekend!”

We have some really prime French Breakfast radishes, red radishes, washed and bagged spinach and washed and bagged spring mix available this Saturday, along with the following heirloom tomato seedlings!

We hope to see you there this weekend!

Tomato Menu 2015

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Sign Up Now For Our 2015 CSA!

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Happy Spring Everyone! Shares for our 2015 CSA are for sale and we’d love to have you as a member for 2015!

Our CSA is 18 weeks of in-season, organically-grown, fresh-picked produce packed up and ready just for you! Along with the veggies, you also receive a weekly email with farm updates and recipe ideas. Close to Thanksgiving weekend we try to provide you with everything we grow that you may want to use when cooking a big family feast, be it a pumpkin for your pie, herbs to season your bird, celery for your stuffing or squash and potatoes for your sides! We also grow a few decorative items for the Autumn season, including gourds, rainbow corn and Jack-o-lantern pumpkins. We keep a list of links to all the recipes we have ever shared with our members over the years on our website, and we encourage our members and all customers to share their own photos or recipes of cooking with Fresh Start Farm produce on our Facebook page!

For a comprehensive list of what we will be growing in 2015, please check out this page.

To download a copy of the application form:
St. Catharines / Fonthill / Welland please click here.
Cambridge / Brantford / Norfolk please click here.

There are a few different options for picking up your shares this year:

– The Cambridge Farmers Market Saturdays 7am-1pm (map)

– The Preston Towne Market (also in Cambridge) Thursdays 9am-2pm (map)

– Our farm-gate in Boston, ON, on a yet to be determined day. (map)

Niagara-area: As we are no longer at the Welland Farmers Market, there will be a nominal $25 delivery fee for the 18-week season and the produce will be brought to your door!

The cost for the 18 weeks is $475 ($500 in Niagara-area)


Here are some examples of what was included in last year’s baskets

July, 2nd week – Arugula, Basil, Bok Choi, Cucumber, Green Onions, Romaine Lettuce, Spring Mix, Sprouts and a Zucchini

August, last week – Broccoli, Cucumber, Garlic, Golden Beets, Green Pepper, Heirloom Cherry Tomato Mix, Listada di Gandia Eggplant, Mild Jalapeno Peppers, Sprouts, Tomatillos.

September, 3rd week – Carrots, Cooking Onions, Fingerling Potatoes, Garlic, Green Pepper, a Head of Leaf Lettuce, Heirloom Tomatoes, a Melon, Peas, Savoy Cabbage, Sprouts, Sweet and Colourful “Lunch-Box” Peppers, “Snowy” White Eggplants.

October, 2nd week – Lettuce Mix, Carrots, Red Onions, Celery, “Yukon Gem” Potatoes, Buttercup Squash, a Pie Pumpkin, Sage, Red/Yellow Peppers, Curly Parsley, Decorative Gourds



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