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April 28 Double Bill: Harmony Evans from Wild Ginger Farmstead and Kara Carr from Rocky Meadows Lavender

Harmony Evans: Wild Ginger Farmstead is a female run market garden farm in Millbrook, Ontario. We focus on growing tasty and nutritious veggies by caring for our soil in a regenerative way. We are now going into our second year of growing, and continuing our 20 member CSA program, and supplying both the Millbrook and Peterborough Farmers’ Markets. 

Along with the help of many kind friends, I am growing on half an acre of soil to produce the most wonderful array of delicious fruits and vegetables. We also care for a mixed flock of heritage breed laying hens who provide us with fresh eggs, and raise pastured broiler chickens for fresh meat during the Summer and Fall.  We are now entering our third official growing season as Wild Ginger Farmstead, and are so excited to see what it has in store for us. 

Kara Carr, Rocky Meadows Lavender, Indian River: After many years as a nurse (myself) and Chris a public servant, we sat down and discussed what to do as retirement approached. Many ideas came to mind, but after much research, visiting lavender farms and having conversations with people that grew lavender, we decided to embark on a 5 year plan in preparation for the great adventure that has become Rocky Meadows Lavender. We were hooked! Our first plants went into the ground in 2016 and are doing well. We are trying to enlarge our lavender field each year with the hope of eventually having 10,000 plants. We opened a store on the farm in June 2018 to sell our products which we make right here on the farm. 

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