Welcome to Corwhin Herbs and Produce. We grow vegetables, some fruit, a little bit of hops and of course herbs on reclaimed land. Currently, we offer a weekly and bi-weekly Farm Share (ie. CSA, veggie box) during the summer.
This started as a way to get outside while studying engineering, grew to a hobby, led into the world of farmers markets and now shares of the harvest are sold as Farm Shares. Off farm work still pays the bills, but this is what pleases the heart.
Raising our own food has been a long family tradition. My families came to Canada for the freedom and abundant agriculturally productive land. Gardening and farming has been the way my family made a living and kept food on the table. Everything is produced like we are going to eat it, which we probably will if there are no takers.
1) Because you like food. Real food. Fresh food. That's what makes a good dish
2) You want to support a local rural business. Corwhin is within 30 minutes drive from Guelph, Hespeler, Milton and Waterdown.
3) You want to reduce your food footprint. The average meal travels 2000 miles to get to you.
4) You can see the plants growing.
Involvement in the family dairy farm and garden as a youngster was all about work. What the farm taught was 1) work makes things happen and brings results, 2) if you don't work there's nothing good to eat, 3) the more time you spend on a specific area of food production, the more you learn about it.
At the peak, about 60 different types of herbs were grown in my gardens. At the Aberfoyle and Humber Bay Shores farmers' markets I was known as "the herb guy". Herbs are amazing plants. Unfortunately, most market visitors didn't know how to use fresh herbs. The variety of herbs has decreased, but there is still a large amount.
Herbs were the gateway to growing. Then world crops were trialed. Currently, our focus is on providing a Farm Share/CSA during the growing season. Here, we offer a wide variety or vegetables, some fruit, a growing amount of flowers and of course herbs. Weekly or bi-weekly harvests are divided up into shares for clients to pick-up. These are popularly known as Veggie Boxes.
One of our specialties is rhubarb. It grows well here. Because of that we are expanding to meet demand. Not having enough isn't fun for anyone. Lawn is being turned into garden, we'll just have to find other spots to park. With this expansion, we will become the biggest rhubarb producer in the area. Contact us in May/June to order.