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 install major infrastructure included 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:
graduating from professional Agronomy with a specialization in ecological agriculture at McGill University + 4 years farming experience.
Community and Logistics:
B.A. in Urban Studies, ConU
+ Concordia Food Coalition, Hudson Food Collective, Santropol Roulant + experience on farms and urban agriculture since 2012.
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