Tomato Talk and Open House

Well…it should be that time of year again. The time when you can go out to your garden with two slices of bread and a knife and have a glorious lunch of tomato and cucumber sandwiches. Alas, we’re only halfway. The cucumbers are coming in fierce, but with all this rain and all this cloud cover, we haven’t quite got the sun we need to turn those tomatoes red. But we’re not letting that stop us, so let’s talk tomatoes.

Next Wednesday, August 27, we’ll be hosting our first workshop down at the farm. Local growers Fred Chipman and Rupert Jannasch will come share their experiences with the finicky fruit, regaling us with tips and advice on how to grow the best tomato in the Valley. We’ll have a potluck of sorts, heavy on the tomatoes of course, tour the gardens, show off our bench, and enjoy the end of August.

A map to the garden is coming in the next day or so for those who haven’t visited, but for now…clear your calendars and prepare the tastebuds, tomato time has arrived.

Feel free to spread the word, the more the merrier. If you can’t make it, but would like to be kept appraised of future workshops, drop us a line at and we’ll add you to our mailing list.

thanks, stay dry.

(ps. some new photos are up…but it’s no excuse for not coming down and saying hi in person!)

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The Acadia Community Farm began in the spring of 2008 with the vision of providing local, organic produce to the dining hall at Acadia University, while also serving as a community garden. The Farm has grown to become an educational community centre for the exchange of knowledge surrounding gardening, food, and sustainable agriculture. Explore the site to find out more or stop by the Farm for a visit!


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