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Young Entrepreneurs: Kayla Seyler and Mike Hook

Two people standing facing each other holding bunches of garlic.

An interview with Kayla Seyler and Mike Hook of Arcadia Farm. Instagram: Describe your business. We’re a startup permaculture farm. Permaculture means “permanent agriculture”—it’s a set of design principles based on creating a self-reinforcing ecosystem which provides food, fuel, medicine and shelter. It’s a closed-loop system, meaning that the “waste” from one system is the input for another—like animal manure fertilizing plants, which in turn feed the animals; or trees protecting tender fruit from harsh weather, and the ...

Bay of Quinte Farmers’ Markets and Stands

illustrated map of bay of quinte farmers' markets and stands

We have a rich history of agriculture and farm-fresh food. We urge you not to only see but taste what the region has to offer.

The Bay of Quinte is home to plenty of farmers’ markets and stands where chefs, locals and travellers alike flock to sample the best the region has to offer. Belleville Farmers’ Market Market Square, Belleville Having just celebrated 200 years of operation in 2016, the Belleville Farmers’ Market are experts in homegrown fruits, vegetables, crafts and more. Open all year round, this market is your one-stop shop for all your grocery needs. Known for: All-year service. Quinte West Farmers’ ...

Barns in the Bay of Quinte

Illustrations of barn types and accessories on an orange background with the title "Barns of Bay of Quinte."

Illustration by Jeannie Phan.

Lost in the maize of farms in the region? Wonder why barns look they way they do? Here’s a guide to use on your next drive exploring barns in the Bay of Quinte. Barns in Bay of Quinte Roof Styles 1 Gable A simple roof with two sloping sides, it’s the earliest style of roof seen on barns. Initially, they were very steep. 2 Gambrel This style of roof increased in popularity in the late 19th century as herd ...

Rural Entrepreneur – Dahlia May Flower Farm

Meet the Growers: Melanie of Dahlia May Flower Farm in the Bay of Quinte

“You must do something to make the world more beautiful,” and so begins a grandfather’s request to his granddaughter in the award-winning children’s story The Lupine Lady. Melanie Harrington of Dahlia May Flower Farm sat on her father’s knee as he told her this true story of a young girl setting out into the world, scattering flower seeds and sharing beauty everywhere she went. It was a lesson deeply etched, and for that we are thankful. With this fuel ...

Changing With The Seasons in Flower Farming

Dahlia May Flower Farm Quinte

Photos provided by Dahlia May Flower Farm. When we think of seasonality and agriculture, we tend to think of food: the fall harvest, abundant with root vegetables caked in soil. Flowers, however, also follow a seasonal timeline, with autumn producing blooms with deep red and tawny yellow hues that mimic the changing tree leaves. My newfound obsession with flowers (and my new-ish job) led to my discovery of Dahlia May Flower Farm, just north of Trenton on a gravel road ...

Meet a Local Series – Kailey and Rich

Meet Kailey Bosch and Rich McFarlane. And their dog Fender. The two are the owners of the Melrose Market Garden located in Belleville. This duo is producing some fresh and local veggies for those in the area. Rich grew up in the house that is now the Melrose Market Garden and Kailey grew up not far, just over in Corbyville. Rich was introduced to the farming life from a very young age, with his family being farmers; he is ...

Meet the Growers: Kenhte:ke Seed Sanctuary and Learning Centre

Seed Sanctuary operated by Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

Mason jars of seeds covered gently with blankets, squash, and pumpkins filling baskets and braided corn stalks hanging from the ceiling—these are the welcoming sights upon entering Kahéhtoktha’s home. Kahéhtoktha, which is Mohawk for “she goes the length of the garden” grew up on a farm in Tyendinaga and has kept her own garden since the age of five. As a child, she grew simple vegetables and would pedal her bike down the street to bring offerings to her ...

Meet the Growers: Green Wheel Farms

Meet the growers with urban agriculture from Green Wheel Farms in the Bay of Quinte

Urban farming is not a new concept. Max Valyear, owner of Green Wheel Farms, will be the first person to tell you that. Other provinces, even other countries, have been doing it for years. The West Coast, for example, has been inspiring Max for some time now. The concept is quite simple in both form and function. Grow fresh food close to home; better yet, right at home in your very own yard, front, back or both. Doesn’t matter. ...

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.