The Farm

Producing quality compost is the most important job on the organic farm. A lot of the problems I see on farms I visit could be solved by making better compost.

Eliot Coleman

Twisted Roots Farm is an off-grid 74 acre permaculture farm nestled in the forest on beautiful Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. We currently grow non-certified organic vegetables in a no-till permanent raised bed system on approximately one acre of cultivated land. Additionally, we raise pastured livestock on a small scale, including heritage breed pork, dairy goats, poultry, and cattle. We harvest all livestock on-site and sell through the Farm Gate Sales program of Nova Scotia.

As we have chosen to remain a small mixed farm that does not use heavy machinery, all of our systems and tools as well as the size of our cultivated spaces are relative to this approach. We have a bandsaw mill and offer rough cut lumber sales as well as other hand-crafted wood designs. Other farm offerings include holistic learning opportunities, such as volunteer programs, farm tours, farm stays, workshops, and other artisan designs.

The farm is located along a gorgeous year-round brook, approximately 5 km from the village of Judique. As we are a newly formed farm, this will be the first season that we will have products available for sale and we will be selling our products at the local farmers markets, on-site farm stand, and online. We are very excited about the many opportunities available and look forward to sharing the beauty of the farm with others.

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