The Farm

About the farmers…

Tyler, Erin and their sapling Cypress are a family of foragers, market gardeners and outdoor enthusiast.  Their journey began when volunteering on a variety of farms while traveling and woofing around Canada, South America, Asia, and the United States. They brought their knowledge back to their home town and began a volunteer group called We Grow Food where folks from around the neighborhood would come together to help each other start backyard gardens and create a support group for people starting their first garden. After years of internships, volunteering and experimenting on rented land they decided it was time for the next step…making this a business. With that came seeking land and hitting dead ends. They had to get creative…going in on land with friends or family wasn’t an option at that time so they searched and were reconnected with a previous farm Erin had volunteered on called Headwaters Community Farm and Education Centre. Fast forward to 4 years later and they are going into their 4th season on their land through a cooperative relationship.

Each spring we anxiously await the first planting. Onion day in 2019

Erin & Tyler

With Erin’s background in a decade of wildcrafting and farm to kitchen-style cooking, within her community she offers Foragers Farms catering (wild/cultivated food), along with gardening alongside Tyler while raising their beautiful son at their yurt homestead. In her past she has helped start-up and run sustainably-minded restaurants like Lil Organic Kitchen Whitby/Cobourg, Cruda Cafe Toronto, Coco y Chia Mexico City, and Living Foods Malaysia. She gives thanks to her many mentors along the way and aspires to weave the web of wisdom within her circle.

Planting leeks. Spring 2019

Tyler has a background as a tradesman and applies his welding/building skills to designing the farms infrastructure. A ninja at heart, he loves combining the natural movement of our bodies with his passion for growing food for Foragers Farms. His passion for living close to the land has his knowledge focused on homesteading and survival skills.

Laughing with the leeks. Spring 2019

Farm tours

Starting 2020 we are offering tours! Please email us about any details and we can further discuss pricing, time frame, what to bring, etc.