June 2016: Note change of date to Friday 4pm to 6pm from Thurs for weekly pickup. Or by special arrangement or ‘catch me in’. I offer picked produce on pre-order basis, picked Friday am.
Old 99 Farm is located at 1580 Old Hwy 99, 6km west of downtown Dundas off Governors Rd. Take Governors Rd to Binkley, turn left and immediate right onto Old 99. I, Ian Graham, call myself a “bloomin’doomer-boomer, downwardly mobile, neopeasant cognescente”. I am the proprietor, permaculture designer and farmer-in-progress here and with loads of help and companionship from Camelia Stoica, we are making a beautiful thing blossom right here. Contact via phone 905 627 1917 or this website.
In 2013, I opened the farm to international farm helpers, by listing on www.helpx.net. So far we have hosted twelve people, from France, Japan, Germany, UK, Spain, Holland, and Canada. We’ll do it again in 2014, a wonderful way to meet people, show what permaculture can do, and maybe ‘radicalize’ a few young people to ‘be the change they want to see in the world’.
This is a small farm, a permaculture demonstration site and market garden. 2008 was my first season, with about 20 vegetables in the ground. Now it’s fall 2015, the greenhouses are planted to cool weather crops (greens, roots), and the outside gardens have completed their cycle, now being composted and mulched. I have heritage Canadian Lineback cattle, Dorset sheep, Muscovy ducks, Embden Geese, Tamworth pigs and several heritage breeds of chickens: Light Sussex, Welsumer and layers and broilers in season. I started a beeyard in 2011 that is now producing honey from about 10 hives. (That crowd is why I say “we”!)
Farmer Ian on permaculture, two 5 minute interviews done in 2009 and 2010.