Earth Friendly Farm
Salisbury-West, New Brunswick
Earth Friedly Farm, a certified organic farm from 1998 to 2015, specializes in growing salad crops like lettuces and spinach for local markets. During the summer growing season, Earth Friendly Farm also grows field crops of mixed vegetables that are made available at three local farmers markets. The Salisbury Farmers Market, the Petitcodiac Farmers Market and the Riverview Farmers market. Earth Friendly Farm produce can also be found everyday at the two Dolma Food locations in Moncton and Dieppe New Brunswick. Hydroponically produced bibb lettuce is also grown on this farm and marketed under the Diddley-Squash Farm name, since it is produced hydroponically it is not certified as naturally grown or organic. However, an exciting field within the hydroponic industry is emerging which uses compost teas as a more natural way to grow hydroponic produce and we will be experimenting with this new technology to bring naturally grown bioponic produce to our local markets.
I have chosen to work with the Naturally Grown label because my research into bioponics has caused problems with my organic certifier to the point where my organic certification was suspended because I could not provide a transition plan for my hydroponic production into an organic production plan. There currently are no organic regulations for hydroponic or aquaponic production within the organic system. The organic system focuses on soil production only and lacks the flexability to deal with hydroponic production. I have turned to Naturally Grown in an effort to gain recognition for managing my soils organically and it also allows me to continue my bioponic research at the same time. As an added bonus it costs less and brings local farmers together to help each other.
(This listing was last updated on November 25, 2020)
Location291, Scott Road
Salisbury West, NB E4J 3K4
- Producer: Susan Linkletter
- Day: (506) 372-1085