we’ve got your tomatoes, and more…

Check out these photos collaged from Summer market days. The farm stand has an amazing diversity:

  • Leafy greens and diversity salad.
  • New garlic and onions – some braided!
  • Yes, tomatoes are out – farmers have them in every colour and size. Heirloom tomatoes. Other nightshades as well – lots of pepper, hot pepper, eggplants, potatoes and even okra.
  • Gourd family abound – cukes and zukes, and winter squash too!
    • Bitter melon and luffa: Bitter melon and eggs stirfry is our favourite way to prepare, and this recipe looks good and simple. Luffa or loofah, yes as in the spongy scrubber luffa, is edible and delicious when young, and simple to prepare, as in this and silky luffa recipe with tofu.

Raw honey from Capital Bees! Have 500g and 1 litre jars.

Jam from Nanabush Food Forest – new varieties!

AND – we reuse the glass parts of all jars – honey, jam, ferments, oil, etc. Bring them back to the Chi Garden table where they are gladly accepted.

August Farm Stand Bountiful and Beautiful

August seems some of the hottest days yet this year. According to forecast, August 7th will be hot and humid (feel like 40C?!).

Well, thanks to the heat and farmers’ labour of love, we are seeing super bountiful farm stand Sundays.

Flat Earth Farm – lamb and maple syrup. Check out their online shop.

Capital Bees – certified natually grown raw honey (find them at Chi Garden table)

7 Hues EcoFarm – Ferme aux sept couleurs – Curly Endive (Chicory), Fresh garlic, Pink Celery, Purple Napa Cabbage, Sweet and hot peppers, Beans, Kangua magic melon, Zucchini, Green Onions, Water Spinach, Beets.

Nellai Farms – onions, fresh young celery stalks, bush beans, jalapeño peppers and fragrant genova Basil.

Earth and Heart Organics is on social media! Go ahead and give them a like. They have potatoes, pepper (hot ones too!), and squash ready.

Cadence Ecological Farm has cucamelons (picture below!), cucumber, zucchini, kale, sweet peppers, hot peppers, okra, carrots, beets, and lots of microgreens! The garlic is still drying, but will be available soon!

Nanabushi Food Forests – excellent low-sugar jam from forest-grown fruits and berries (at Chi Garden table). 

Chi Garden has specialty veggies and ferments, and mushroom oil. August specialty:

– Heirloom snap beans – Specialty pole beans developed 500 years ago in NE China near Siberia. They are dongbei youdou – snap beans (not stringless French beans) and horticulturally they are common beans – Phaseolus vulgaris var. chinensis Hort. They were developed for their protein-rich (20%!), fleshy, tender, and snappy pods, and need longer cooking – minimum of 10 minutes above 100 Celcius to rid of antinutrients found in all common beans.

– Garlic chive scape (a once-a-year treat) – sweet, tender, wonderful on its own stir-fried, and goes well with any protein.

– Diversity salad with edible flowers. First flush of Japanese squash – kabocha. First harvest of bitter melon!

Hope you are keeping cool and see you on Sundays

Farmers at Just Food Farm Stand

Just Food Farm Stand Opens on Sundays from July – October, 2022.

Starting from July 10th, Just Food Farm Stand 2022 summer outdoors markets will be open weekly on (most) Sundays from 10am – 1pm.

Farm Stand poster 2022 – diverse farmers, diverse products, all ecological, all local.

Fresh and diverse vegetables and herbs. Berries, jams, and jellies. Fermentation (kimchi, hot sauce) and preserves. Maple syrup and maple butter. Raw honey and bee products. Lamb and lamb products. Mushroom products. Seasonal food offerings are made from farm-fresh produce.

Our products are naturally and ecologically grown. Vegetables are certified organic by Ecocert Canada and grown at Just Food Community Farm.

MARKET LOCATION AND TIME

2391 Pepin Ct, Just Food Community Farm

Direction: Turn left from Innes bypass onto Innes Road, to Blackburn Hamlet, about 200 meters on the left you will find us set up outside on Innes Road. Across from soccer/baseball fields in Tauvett Park. Google map location.

We open from 10am-1pm on Sundays from July – October 2022*.

  • due to long weekend schedule, we will not set up on July 31, September 5 and October 10, to allow farmer vendors to take these holidays off.

Follow us on our facebook page #justfoodfarmstand, or use google map Just Food Farm Stand to learn more.

CHECK OUT OUR PRODUCTS!

MEET THE FARMERS

The Chi Garden – diversity salad, specialty Asian veggies and herbs, fermentation, mushroom oil, preserves.

Flat Earth Farm – lamb and lamb products. maple syrup and maple butter.

Nanabush Food Forests – jams, jellies, preserves.

Capital Bees – honey and bee products.

Nellai Farms

Nanabush Food Forests

Capital Bees

7 Hues EcoFarm – Ferme aux sept couleurs

Cadence Ecological Farm

Shuyon Garden

Earth and Heart Organics

Urban Fresh Produce

Find us here!

Totally Unexpected

This weekend was filled with excitement and surprise. 

After the Just Food Farm Stand on Sunday, we came home to unexpected guests. When we opened the barn door our dog, Mirissa was running around all excited. We followed her and to our amazement there were twin lambs (males)! It was from a first time mom, Braye. We adore this ewe, she is so friendly and we knew she would be a good mom because her mother is an exceptional one. 

After we set up the pen to put the mother and lambs in, we encouraged Braye to walk in the pen with her lambs. Once that was done, I ran into the house and grabbed as many towels as I could to wipe the wet ones down. We were a little concerned for the lambs because that night was going down to -19. We were going to use a heat lamp, but the circuit breaker tripped and would not reset—of course on a Sunday night! So, we did a last rub down, covered them in straw (when they were lying down) and left the barn with our fingers crossed. The first 24 hours for lambs is the most crucial time. They can get cold very quickly and it can be fatal. 

Needless to say, I did not have the best sleep. I woke up at 4 am, got dressed, put on the headlamp, and went to the barn. As soon as I opened the door I heard the lambs. Yay! Then …I heard new lamb calls and Mirissa came running to me and jumped up and then quickly ran to another corner of the barn. I went to investigate, and sure enough, twin lambs (male & female)! This time it was Braye’s mother, Alderney. Again, we did the same thing, rubbed down the lambs and covered them with straw. The temperature was -19 and warming up to -8. The electrician arrived that morning to fix our outlets. 

All in all, lots of excitement for a while, then the calmness of the barn returning to some form of normal. Last night we slept well knowing that the lambs nursed all day and were completely dry, so everything should be okay. The lambs tend to sleep on each other to stay warm and sometimes they are at their mother’s head or cuddled behind her. 

Today, I walked into the barn to see lambs jumping around in their pen and I laughed. Unfortunately, I did not have my camera ready for that, but I did manage to get a couple of cute shots. 

Morse & Phantom (Braye)
Albert & Saye (Alderney)

Local Flavours Holiday Market December 2021

Our popular holiday market has returned this Holiday Season!

Opens two weekends.

When Saturday and Sunday, Dec 4-5, 11-12, from 11am – 2pm.

Where 2391 Pepin Ct (in Blackburn Hamlet), inside Just Food Community Farm’s Big Red Barn.

About Eight farms will use local ecological ingredients to create food and holiday gifts! Herbal tea, fermented products (kimchi!), lamb products, freshly-made baked goods + food items, jam and jelly, ancient grain and corn chips, honey and bee products, mushroom products, gourmet salt, and much more! COVID rules apply. Please wear a mask while inside and follow public health advisories.

Learn more on our facebook page

Participating Farms

The Chi Garden

Nellai Farms

Flat Earth Farm

Nanabush Food Forests

Capital Bees

Leaf House Organics

7 Hues EcoFarm – Ferme aux sept couleurs

Fall and Colourful Farm Stand

Just Food Farm Stand will open outdoors

Farm Stand OPENS on Sundays, October 3, 17, 24, 31. November 14 and 28th, from 11am to 1pm.

Christmas market coming soon!

Farmers of Just Food Community Farm are happy to be back and to serve you and your family good, healthy, and nutritious local produce and food! Runs every Sunday during October except for the Thanksgiving weekend. We welcomed new startup farmers joining the farm stand in 2021. Follow us on facebook and instagram – @justfoodfarmstand.

Our popular Sunday farm stand is a community spot, to meet farmers, buy direct from organic veggies, natural honey, yummy preserve such as kimchi, jam and jelly and mushroom oil, lamb cuts, sausage, ancient corn chips, and much more.

WHERE @ Just Food Farm Stand is located inside Just Food Community Farm, 2391 Pepin Ct, in Blackburn Hamlet community. Take Innes bypass, turn onto Innes Road, make an immediate turn into Pepin Ct. We will set up at the corner of Inness and Pepin.

COVID rules apply

We follow public health rules and advisories.

  • Vendors will wear masks.
  • Please use sanitizer at the door before entering.
  • Please keep appropriate distance.

 Vendors and Products

  • Cadence Ecological Farm – veggies, microgreen. facebook, instagram.
  • Chi Garden – Veggies, fermentation such as kimchi and kale kraut, and mushroom oil from the Chi Garden Open Food Network Store. Check out their facebook and insta page.
  • Flat Earth Farm – Lamb products such as sausages and chops, ancient grain corn chips, maple syrup and maple butter by Flat Earth Farm
  • Capital Bees – Honey from Capital Bees can be ordered from Chi Garden store. For other bee products visit their online store.
  • Nanabush Food Forests – jams, jellies, preserves, mushroom powder, hot sauce and more! website, facebook.
  • Part of Summer/Fall market
    • Van Vlient Horticulture – instagram and website.
    • 7 Hues EcoFarm – Ferme aux sept couleurs – facebook. NEW VENDOR 2021!
    • Nellai Farm – facebook. NEW VENDOR 2021!

We look forward to seeing you. Thank you for your support!

Summer Farm Stand Opens Every Sunday July – October 2021

We are back! Outdoor market opens every Sunday.

Farmers of Just Food Community Farm are happy to be back and to serve you and your family good, healthy, and nutritious local food! Runs every Sunday from July 11 – October, we welcome new startup farmers joining the farm stand in 2021. Follow us on facebook and instagram – @justfoodfarmstand.

Our popular Sunday farm stand is a community spot, to meet farmers, buy direct from organic veggies, natural honey, yummy preserve such as kimchi and mushroom oil, lamb sausage, ancient corn chips, and much more.

WHERE @ Just Food Farm Stand is located inside Just Food Community Farm, 2391 Pepin Ct, in Blackburn Hamlet community. Take Innes bypass, turn onto Innes Road, make an immediate turn into Pepin Ct. We will set up at the corner of Inness and Pepin.

WHEN

OPENS Every Sunday from July 11 to October. 10am – 2pm.

COVID rules apply

We follow public health rules and advisories.

  • Vendors will wear masks.
  • Please use sanitizer at the door before entering.
  • Please keep appropriate distance.

 Vendors and Products

We look forward to seeing you. Thank you for your support!

2021 Spring/Summer Farm Stand is OPEN

Our 2021 Spring-Summer Just Food Farm Stand is open!

We, Cadence Ecological Farm, Chi Garden, Capital Bees and Flat Earth Farm are happy to be back and to serve you and your family good, healthy, and nutritious local food! Coming July there will be more farmers joining the farm stand. Follow us on facebook and instagram – @justfoodfarmstand.

WHERE @ Just Food Farm Stand is located inside Just Food Community Farm, 2391 Pepin Ct.

WHEN

  • January Market – 11am – 1pm,Sunday Jan 17th, 2021
  • Feburary Market – 11am – 1pm, Sunday Feb 14th, 2021
  • March Market – 11am – 1pm, Sunday, March 14, 2021
  • April Market – 11am – 1pm, Sunday, April 11, 2021
  • May Market – 11am – 1pm, Sunday, May 9, 2021. Seedlings for sale from Greens Creek Organic Nursery. Order HERE.
  • May 30 Market – 11am-1pm, Sunday. Seedlings for sale from Greens Creek Organic Nursery. Order HERE.
  • COMING UP: June 20 Market – 11am – 1pm, Sunday.

SUMMER MARKET OPENS on July 11 and runs through October. 10am – 2pm, every Sunday.

COVID rules apply

With lockdown and stay-at-home order, we will open as essential services, and strictly follow public health rules.

  • Please wear a mask (mandatory).
  • Please use sanitizer at the door before entering.
  • Please stand 2 m apart.
  • Please follow maximum # of customers. Only 1 family per vendor table.

Consider Ordering Online

We strongly suggest that people order online. We will have two lines. One for online pick up only…that one will be served first, and the other for people who did not order online. 

 Vendors and Products

We look forward to seeing you. Thank you for your support!

Local Flavours Holiday Market Starts Sunday, November 22, 2020

@ Just Food Farm Stand will be hosting a Holiday Market in the coming weeks, every Sunday from 11am-1pm at Just Food Community Farm, 2391 Pepin Ct. starts November 22nd and runs through December 20th, 2020.

OVER 100 Local flavours products and great holiday finds including Microgreen, Veggies (for as long as possible we will supply fresh carrots, sunchoke, diversity salad…), Lamb products (leg of lamb, merguez and fine herb sausage, lamb chops, rack of lamb), Fermentation (kimchi, sauerkraut, hot sauce, kale kraut mountain style and many other specialty products), Honey and honey products (honey, lip balm, lotion bars, and candles), Herbal products (herbal teas, herbs, finishing salt, dried bouquets), Ancient grain corn Chips, Maple Syrup and maple butter, Low sugar Jam, Jelly, Preserves, mushroom blend and spice blend, and much more!

All Ecological and Handcrafted! Over 100 products!

Just Food Community Farm has ample free parking, and is accessible by bus 25 at Tauvette/Innes stop (5 minutes walk).

Check out our location on this aerial view showing our Holiday Market aka Winter Farm Stand location in the spacious Green House.

Image may contain: sky, outdoor and nature, text that says 'Red Barn Just Food Community Farm 2391 Pépin Court Green House Just Food Farm Stand Christmas & Winter Pickup (Sunday 11-1) Visitors Parking Innes_Road Innes Just Food Farm Stand (June-October Sunday 10-2pm)'
(photo credit @Ron St. Louis of Capital Bees)

Some of the products at the Holiday Market. Our farmers are organic and use ecological practices. Our food is local and handcrafted – some of the best in Ottawa!

See colourful products from our vendors on our Facebook page HERE. #Justfoodfarmstand.

**We are very mindful of the pandemic, and all public health advisories

Our Farm Stand vendors will

  • – As long as weather allows, set up outside;
  • – Wear masks;
  • – Keep distance among each other, and with customers;
  • – Have measures in place for safe pick up;
  • – Only vendors can touch products;
  • – Follow Ontario farmers market protocols – https://www.farmersmarketsontario.com/covid-19-modifying-m…/
  • – Put out a table with a sanitizer bottle for customers.

Customers are welcome to our market if you:

  • Have no symptoms, have not travelled in the past 14 days, and have not been in close contact with a COVID-19 case.

Please do the following to prevent the spread of COVID

  • – Practice physical distancing keep 2-meter space.
  • – Wash hands or use the hand sanitizer before and after shopping, or having touched cash.
  • – Try to make your purchases as quickly as you can;
  • – Please do not touch the products – ask the vendor to chose them and package them for you;
  • – Wear a mask if possible.

We look forward to welcoming you on Sundays.

Fall/Winter Market Starts on October 25th, 2020

Please note that Just Food Farm Stand will be CLOSED on Sunday October 18th, getting ready for our FALL/WINTER market. Details are as below:

  • October 18th (Sunday) Farm Stand CLOSED
  • October 25th (Sunday) Farm Stand OPENS from 10am – 2pm.
  • November 1, 8, 15 – Farm Stand OPENS every Sunday from 11am-1pm.
  • November 22, 29 December 6, 13, 20 Farm Stand Christmas Market OPENS every Sunday from 11am-1pm.

For fall/winter market, browse products and pre-order at

Pickup at Just Food Farm Stand  every Sunday, from October 25 – December 20th

Farm Stand Address: Inside the Just Food Farm at 2391 Pepin Ct. We will be setting up inside the newly covered Greenhouse. See the photo below. The greenhouse is to the west of the Big Red Barn. If you come into the farm from the Pepin Ct entrance, it’ll be to the left of the barn.

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On-site sales will be available. Pay by cash, e-transfer. Some farmers may take card payment. See below for COVID safety measures.

See colorful products from our vendors on our Facebook page HERE. #Justfoodfarmstand.

*Order online from
Cadence Ecological Farm (https://openfoodnetwork.ca/cadence-ecologicalfarm/shop),
the Chi Garden and Capital Bees (https://openfoodnetwork.ca/the-chi-garden/shop)
Flat Earth Farm (https://openfoodnetwork.ca/flat-earth-farm/shop) Nanabush Food Forest Nanabush Food Forest
More farmers joining soon!

**Safety is our top-most priority.

Our Farm Stand vendors will

  • – As long as weather allows, set up outside;
  • – Wear masks;
  • – Keep distance among each other, and with customers;
  • – Have measures in place for safe pick up;
  • – Only vendors can touch products;
  • – Follow Ontario farmers market protocols – https://www.farmersmarketsontario.com/covid-19-modifying-m…/
  • – Put out a table with a sanitizer bottle for customers.

Customers are welcome to our market if you:

  • Have no symptoms, have not travelled in the past 14 days, and have not been in close contact with a COVID-19 case.

Please do the following to prevent the spread of COVID

  • – Practice physical distancing keep 2-meter space.
  • – Wash hands or use the hand sanitizer before and after shopping, or having touched cash.
  • – Try to make your purchases as quickly as you can;
  • – Please do not touch the products – ask the vendor to chose them and package them for you;
  • – Wear a mask if possible.

We look forward to welcoming you on Sundays.

Follow us on FACEBOOK #justfoodfarmstand – https://www.facebook.com/justfoodfarmstand/