Affinity is part of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and was initially an asparagus farm many, many years ago. For over 50 years, was no agricultural activity on the site.
That has now changed. Affinity has secured farm status and for the last four years, we have been steadily improving the agriculture production with approximately 6 acres now being actively organically farmed.
David and Diana Pink are knowledgeable and passionate disciples of permaculture agriculture. They now live on the property and are managing and expanding the farming operation, following the principles of permaculture. This means no artificial pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers are involved.
Over the last two years the production has steadily increased and in addition to a raspberry field, blueberries and significantly wild black berries, there are now many raised beds, and extension of the existing box garden and the many fruit trees on the property are being managed to increase productivity.
A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program has started, produce is delivered to local grocery outlets, and there is a fully stocked farm stand on the property.
In terms of seasonable vegetables, the farm now produces: Red Russian Kale, Lacinato Kale, Leeks, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Genovese Basil, Parsley, mixed greens and edible flowers, Swiss Chard, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Artichokes, Zucchini, several varieties of cabbage, and several varieties of squash and pumpkins. And more.
Fruit in season includes: several varieties of apples and pears, raspberries, blue berries, and blackberries. What is not sold fresh is frozen. We also produce apple juice, apple and raspberry cider, and blackberry port for use on the property.
As the farming matures, we will be looking at using the production to support a number of value added products.
We invite all visitors to Affinity for events or to experience nature, to visit the farm stand and leave with the freshest and best food anywhere! Or just come to visit the farm stand!