Happy Harvest and Thanksgiving!

     As the thanksgiving holiday draws near we reflect on what we are thankful for and the bounty of the season. Integral to our reflection, we would like to acknowledge the Attawandaron/Attowandaronk (Neutral) people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph sits. Also, we offer respect to our Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe and Métis neighbours … Continue reading

Blissful Bounty!!!

Autumn is here! Yes please and thank you! The leaves on the trees are dappled yellow, rusty orange and red and falling to the ground to form a colourful carnage blanket of renewal.     This week we prepared a selection of some our finest produce for chefs from around Canada who are at the … Continue reading


       Harvest is in full swing and so is our Thursday on-campus market (3:00 -5:30pm) located in front of the Cannon! We are just bursting with fabulously fresh certified organic foods and produce including; Carrots, Chard, Celeriac, Flowers, Garlic, Ground Cherries, Herbs, Honey, Kale, Onions, Oyster Mushrooms, Pumpkin, Peppers (Hot and Sweet), Potatoes, … Continue reading

Tastes like summer!

Don’t you love tasting something new?  It could be a new flavour that you’ve been missing out on.  Well, tonight I discovered the taste of a fava bean and its creamy goodness will be hard to pass up in the future. The fava beans that I ate were from the GCUOF, fresh and plump.  At … Continue reading

‘The Great Horticultural Blessing of this Age’

Hello! Michelle L. here! Ready for a new blog post?! This week I’m chatting about the blessed wheel hoe. This week at the farm we have prepared and planted many, many tomato plants. I’m guessing we have planted around 150 tomato plants (Italian Marmandes, San Marzano, Black Cherry and Snow White Cherry) at the east … Continue reading

Trowels descend into soil

The week of May 19th began with a hot haze so it gave us a taste of the upcoming summer heat.  On warm days, an afternoon breeze is a treat.  As I post this, though, the temperature has dipped down, so our cold sensitive plants remain in the greenhouse (mainly tomatoes and peppers). My name … Continue reading

Planting season has begun!

My name is Michelle Lamarre, I’m an organic major at the University of Guelph. I am lucky enough to work at the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming this season! I look forward to writing many blog posts updating everyone on the happenings at the farm as I gain valuable experience. The days are getting … Continue reading

A new video about the GCUOF by the OAC!

Check out this great new video about the farm! Don’t forget to like the video on YouTube and to share it with your friends!

Thank you, Organic Meadow!

Thanks to Dave Perozzo, owner of the Guelph Grotto Climbing Gym, for loaning us his truck for a day so that we could transport the tanks to the farm.

Thank you, GIRC!

We would like to thank the Guelph International Resource Centre (GIRC) who have generously donated 20 rain barrels to the GCUOF. Along with a new pump for our 300 ft well given to us by the Bedrock Aquifer Field Facility at U of G, the new water barrels will help us to keep our solar greenhouse … Continue reading