Located in the beautiful rolling hills of southern Ontario, Everdale is one of Canada's oldest not-for-profit community farms (established 1966).
We are a federally registered charity, and our goal is to help to build food resilience in local communities. To accomplish this, we operate a productive community farm, grow food for people in need, and offer programs and services that increase people's capacity to be impactful ecological and social leaders and innovators.
OUR MAIN ACTIVITIES
We operate a social enterprise farm. Since 2000, we have produced over 1.8 million kilograms of fresh food. Farm profits support our charitable programs below. The farm serves as an outdoor classroom and program/meeting space for community members. Our main farm products are organic vegetables. We also have small flocks of sheep and chickens and occasionally other livestock. We sell directly to local households as we grow food for food banks and other local organizations that support people in need.
The Good Food Project
We grow food for and with community members experiencing food insecurity. Since we started this work in 2018 we have grown over 100,000 kilograms of fresh food for neighbours in need.
Food & Nature Literacy
We help people of all ages develop food skills and ecological tools. For example, our award-winning Farm School program has taught more than 40,000 school children.
Our community needs a new generation of farmers who can effectively care for the land and for people. We have trained hundreds of young regenerative farmers.
Growing food in cities contributes to human health and ecological diversity. We have helped several urban communities start their own not-for-profit community farms which offer similar programs and services to Everdale.
Festivals, Weddings, Overnight Rentals
When people connect with food, the land, and nature they become healthier and more able to contribute to global recovery. That's why we host music festivals, food celebrations, and private events.
Board Of Directors:
Everdale is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors whom provide leadership and guide the strategic direction of our organization. Over the years we have had many great volunteer board members step up from the community and many are still involved with Everdale! Interested in participating as a board member? Please contact Gavin to learn more.