For Sale at the Farm or Farmer's Markets
Bountiful, Organic Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs!
100% Grass-Fed Beef & Grass-Finished from our Scottish Highland Cattle!
According to the Mayo-Clinic and many other authorities, grass-fed and grass-finished beef is becoming a highly sought after commodity for the following health reasons. We have many people coming up our laneway looking for grass-fed, grass-finished beef on the advise of their health care practitioners and dietians.
- Less total fat.
- More heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
- More conjugated linoleic acid, a type of fat that's thought to reduce heart disease and cancer risks.
- More antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin E.
Our tallow is from our wonderful grass fed cows. It is made from the choice fat around the kidneys and liver, high in omega proteins and essential oils. It is processed and filtered down to a state suitable for making soap or to be used as a skin moisturizer.
Tallow is great for cooking eggs, stir fry's, meat, or whatever else that’s savory. Excellent substitute for any recipe calling for shortening or lard. It has sort of a meaty essence, so I’m not sure I’d try to bake something sweet with it. Although I did just bake a batch of muffins and pie crust which were quite edible. You can keep it in an airtight container (mason jar, glass pyrex) just as you would coconut oil or olive oil. Best kept refrigerated. It’s very stable, so it should last quite a long time even out of the fridge or freezer. Tallow from grass fed beef is healthier than trans-fats and processed oils containing GMO's, antibiotics and hormones.
Soap the way it was made by our ancestors. Tallow rendered from the fat of our grass fed beef, and filtered is combined with lye and made into soap blocks. Essential oils (mint and lavender are the most common) are added to reduce the beef smell. Tallow is naturally moisturizing and mild for the skin, producing a gentle lather and the hard bar won't turn to goop in your shower.
Tallow has a very similar composition to palm oil. It makes a hard long-lasting soap with a light creamy lather. Tallow is similar to human fat, and so it makes a great moisturizer, which is compatible with our human DNA.
Since tallow soap is a great moisturizer, it is a favorite among our male customers as it is great for shaving.
Fresh Organic Eggs from Our Free Range Chickens!
Tuscarora White Corn
Also known as Iroquois White Corn, is an ancient heirloom corn traditionally grown by the Iroquois First Nations. Tuscarora is an heirloom variety of eight-row corn that has historically been a staple food of aboriginal peoples. The corn has big white kernels, large ears, and is the perfect consistency to grind into corn meal for breads and soups. Its genetic variability fashions a range of flavors from earthy to sugary. Tuscarora is praised within the Iroquois Nation as a link to good physical health, as well as its intrinsic connection to the vibrancy of traditional native cultures.
Earth Haven Farm is proud to offer this product to our customers. Through our relationships with First Nations and Indian Agriculture of Ontario we have been able to obtain this valuable heritage seed along with the traditional teachings on how to cultivate, harvest and process.
Whole-grain white corn meal is nutritionally superior to refined, unenriched corn meal, due its higher levels of B-vitamins, iron, zinc and fiber. White corn meal can be found in cornbread, corn muffins, tortillas, polenta, grits and tamales. All the nutrition information for this product is for one-half cup of whole-grain white corn meal, but the actual amounts of corn meal used will vary by the recipe. For example, a serving of corn grits or polenta has about a quarter-cup of cornmeal, while an entire 8-in. square pan of cornbread requires about 1 cup of cornmeal.
Basic Nutrition Information: One-half cup of white corn meal has 221 calories, 5 grams of protein, 2 grams of fat, 46.9 grams of carbohydrates and 4.5 grams of fiber, according to the USDA's Food and Nutrient Database. White corn meal, as it is a starch, has a high carbohydrate content with limited protein and fat. The fiber content is significant at 4.5 grams, as the daily requirement for fiber is 38 grams for men and 25 grams for women up to age 50. White corn meal is naturally gluten free.
Dried Red Kidney Beans
A product of our three sisters planting (corn, beans, squash). The beans are allowed to dry on the vines out in the field. They are harvested once the pods are dry, husked and cleaned. These beans are a great stable product and will keep for months, even years, stored in your cupboard.
Great for stews, chili, soups and a great many other recipes.
Loon Song Grains
Loon Song Gardens has been gardening and farming on Manitoulin Island since 2003, growing nourishing foods and cultivating vibrant community connections within their region.
In 2009 they began milling fresh stone-ground flours on-site from cereal grains grown on their farm. Currently they offer some great fresh rolled oats, along with true whole-grain flours from red fife wheat, dark rye, spelt and rolled oats.
Paul and Heather are long time supporters and practitioners of biodynamic agriculture. Earth Haven Farm is pleased to be able to offer these wonderful grains to our customers at farmgate and at our farmers market locations.
For more information, visit Loon Song Gardens at www.loonsong.net
Black Duck Wild Rice
James Whetung, the owner of Black Duck Wild Rice has over 25 years experience in collecting and processing wild rice. He was trained by his elders and holds an immense amount of traditional knowledge in regard to this natural food. His experience and knowledge is the foundation of Black Duck Wild Rice’s education and consultancy work with Indian Agriculture of Ontario.
Wild Rice is a natural and traditional food, native to the Kawartha Lakes Region making it staple food for local aboriginal communities. A great product for chefs, restaurants and resorts as a compliment to any menu. Wild rice can be cooked on its own or mixed with other traditional rice.
Black Duck Wild Rice has worked hard to develop a unique processing method which transforms this edible grass seed into a naturally fresh and nutty flavored grain that keeps it flavor and freshness due to Black Duck's unique curing and maple wood roasting techniques.
Black Duck Wild Rice is available in three sizes - 1/2 lb., 1 lb. and 5 lb. packages.
The integrity that goes with Black Duck Wild Rice products is the key reason why Earth Haven Farm has chosen to support and sell this product at farmgate and at our Toronto farmers markets. They are also members of Indian Agriculture Program of Ontario (IAPO) and appreciate your support.
For additional information on Black Duck Wild Rice visit www.blackduckwildrice.org
Dooganing Maple Syrup
Earth Haven Farm is a supporter of the Indian Agricultural Program of Ontario and we are proud to offer Dooganing Maple Syrup produced annually by Armando and Rose Shawanda from the Wikwemikong First Nation Reserve on Manitoulin Island. Dooganing is harvested and processed out in the maple sugar bush as a family tradition every spring. It is a medium amber colour with a medium maple taste and sugar content. Great on pancakes, hot cereals, as a natural sweetener and in a multitude of recipes.