The Hudson Heartbeet Community Farm provides a wide variety
of organically grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs;
educational opportunities to learn about organic farming;
a social reinsertion program; community events; and celebrations.
Set up of the permanent farm site
on the land across from Thompson Park is occurring in phases:
In 2017, the focus on site was minor infrastructure and soil preparation while produce was grown on a temporary location. The process for organic certification began, meaning the crops were grown using organic standards.
There were workshops and work parties open to the community throughout the year.
In 2018, a full production was made, serving CSA baskets, markets, restaurants and a farm stand. The farm received its organic certification and installed major infrastructures. Educational and Community programming began strong with workshops, a work exchange program, a week-long day camp, farm tours, public presentations and celebration events.
In 2019, the farm will increase its production as it continues to establish itself on the land. As the commercial stability of the farm increases, more resources will be placed into the educational and community programming. We look forward to more events, greater integration of the public, and new projects created in partnership with the Heartbeet.
Access Produce through:
Access Education through:
Access Community Building opportunities though:
A newcomer to Hudson, Noel is excited to be working with a collective that clearly feels the same passion for food as he does.
Through seven years of professional experience in organic agriculture, including the last two years as co-owner of Cadence Farm, Noel sees food as an integral part of how healthy environments and communities interact. Noel has dedicated years to developing and delivering programming with Community Food Centres Canada that highlights food as a social justice issue, and one that influences personal and community health. He seeks to increase access to sustainable agricultural practices and conversations so that more people participate in the role their local farm plays within their community.
He is excited to get talking and growing with the residents of Hudson to see how we can shape the future of the Hudson Hearbeet together!
The Hudson Food Collective
The HFC's team is a crucial part of the farm's realisation. Team is made up of a board of directors of seven people, our wonderful General Manager Robyn Rees and seasonal interns. For more info go to hudsonfoodcollective.com
Recipes for our produce
Photos of our activities