Scadding Court Community Centre
Scadding Court’s history of addressing food access issues head on has continued to grow over the years. As the first community centre in Toronto to start a community garden in 1998, and a greenhouse, Scadding Court is eager to find creative ways to improve healthy local food options for the community. In addition to maintaining 150 garden plots, producing 1500lbs of fresh produce in our Diversity Garden for local food access initiatives, and coordinating multiple community kitchen programs, a number of food access initiatives continue to flourish at the Centre:
Located beside Scadding Court Community Centre, 707 Greenery is focused on producing high quality, fresh, and organic microgreens for the surrounding community and local restaurants. Beyond providing people with the best produce, we aim to advance both social and economic dividends in the local community – either by creating employment opportunities for youth who face challenges, or to subsidize funding shortfalls for other Centre programs and services.
Aquaponics is the practice of growing and harvesting fish and plants within a largely self-sustaining, controlled ecosystem. The increasing need for urban food security – and related sustainable education and resource initiatives that are economically viable – is what led Scadding Court Community Centre to work with partners to provide an opportunity for marginalized members of the local community to gain skills, a source of income, and contribute to the socio-economic health of the community. Source your Tilapia or leafy vegetables from us!
If you would like to discuss us becoming your microgreen supplier, making a purchase, or have any other questions, feel free to contact a member of the team!
Scadding Court Community Centre
707 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M5T 2W6
416 392 0335
Wood Turning, Cheese Knives, Bowls, Cuttong Boards, European Rolling Pins and more.
“When I pick up a piece of wood and start to turn it is most often the wood itself decides the form it is going to take. I am simply the one that has the joy of bringing it to life. You see I have been turning wood for several years and still can’t believe how excited I get when I apply the first coat of finish…
I have made several custom pieces for families that have had to part with a tree that they have grown up with, it had to be taken down because of damage or it has become a liability.”
“Katahdin lamb is from a hair sheep, they put on wool in the winter but shed like a dog or cat in the spring. With the lack of wool the production of lanolin is way down and this translates into a meat that has much less fat and oils. It still taste like the lamb we all love but without the strong after taste that comes with other breeds.”
Campfire cooker, 46 inches long, sliding wood handle, food grade stainless steel, made in Ardoch, Ontario Canada, by Canadians. Hot dog cooker, marshmallows.
The mission at Homestead Organics is to serve and develop organic agriculture. The company is a certified organic cleaner and distributor of food grains to food processors, an organic feed mill, an organic flour mill, and an organic farm supply business.
The company supplies all types of organic farmers with:
agronomic and livestock professional support,
seed, soil amendments, and pest controls,
grain processing & marketing of field crops,
grain flours for food retailers and processors,
mixed feeds and grains to livestock operations,
livestock minerals and nutritional supplements,
educational materials and books, and
organic groceries for the local rural clients.
Learn about the organic grain value chain in Ontario.
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs
| General | Certification | Transition | CSA | Farm Business | Food Processing | Food Safety | Research | Conferences & Courses | Organic Crops | Soil Management on Organic Farms | Organic Livestock | Organic Pest Management | Other Organic Links |
To support and promote a vibrant community of ecological farmers through education, training and knowledge sharing.
1.) To create a community of farmers, from beginner to advanced, to share training, knowledge and experience to help make farming a viable way to make a living.
2.) To develop and provide programs on ecological agricultural methods, such as soil tillage, green manures, cover crops, composting, crop rotation, soil erosion, conservation practices, etc.
3.) To educate and increase public knowledge of, and support for, ecological agriculture via courses, seminars, farm tours, meetings, newsletters and other educational materials.”
Producer Members List on site.
“The Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) exists to support a shift in Ontario towards sustaining and organic agriculture.
OCO seeks to advocate for policy, research & training in support of the organic sector; protect the integrity of “organic” in the current context of the Canada Organic Standards; and inform the public on the full value of organic agriculture.
We help ensure all Ontarians have greater access to organic food, work to reduce the burden of synthetic agricultural chemicals & GMOs on our environment, and forge sustaining approaches to local food production.
OCO is the only full value-chain association working at the provincial level – where regulatory decisions are made. OCO unifies Ontario’s diverse actors in our organic movement – from farmers to city dwellers and all points between.
The Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) is a non-profit membership-driven association. Membership is open to all businesses and individuals in Ontario who wish to help shift the province towards a sustaining, regenerative agri-culture and food system.”
“WHAT ARE CSA FARMS?
The Ontario CSA Farm Directory lists farmers that offer weekly freshly picked farm-raised food boxes to members who are part of their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Consumers wanting good quality, safe food and farmers looking for stable markets form a type of partnership…
The consumer (you) pay the farmer a one-time fee (or share) prior to the start of growing season. This fee is determined by seed cost, equipment maintenance, property fees, tools, salaries, distribution costs, etc. In return, you receive weekly food boxes either by delivery or at a pick-up location near you. A full share may feed a family of 4 in produce for a week, where a half share may feed 2-3. Each farm’s shares are different in size and cost. This type of program greatly reduces the waste involved in blindly growing food for an indeterminate number of people.”
Visit us on Saturdays or here online for access to:
superb quality, locally produced, locally grown or locally home-made products from home-based industrious crafters, bakers, canners, gardeners, cooks, artists and, most importantly, farmers.
A Local Producer Based Farmers Market in Verona!
Registered Purebred & Percentage Boers
“With past backgrounds in both purebred beef cattle and holstein cattle, we are firmly rooted in agriculture and are familiar with the careful selection it takes to build up a herd of productive and efficient females that meet the needs of both the terminal and replacement breeding stock markets.
Our primary business is our family-run butcher shop where we market a combination of homegrown and locally raised fresh meat products. Our work in the butcher shop means we see first-hand the importance of meat animals that are well muscled, fast growing and high yeilding. Our experience with beef cattle has helped us to see the benefits of performance testing and how using this data can help to select for those fast growing and high yeilding individuals mentioned above. As a result, we are taking full advantage of using the Goat Herd Improvement Program (GHIP) and the Type Evaluation Program, both offered by the Canadian Meat Goat Association.
As a foundation for our Boer herd we have selected animals that are structurally sound and from healthy, solid, productive families and herds. We are using the aforementioned tools to work towards our goals of top performance type animals with sound structure and that remain true to breed standards. We want our customers to be able to rely on our stock to bring about improvements in their own herds. On our website you will see up-to-date performance information on all animals where it is available in order to help you make your own informed decisions when purchasing stock to add to your herd. Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions about individual animals. We are happy to work with you in purchasing animals that are the right fit for the goals you are trying to achieve in your own herd.”