Chickabiddy Acres operates on a 72 acre farm near Peterborough, in the beautiful Trent Hills. It is surrounded by lush pastures, dairy farms,
woods and many rivers. The area is largely free of big scale mono-crop
farming which ensures clean and relatively pesticide free surroundings.
Although we are not yet certified organic, we never use herbicides,
pesticides or chemical fertilizers on our land. Rich compost, crop
rotation, tilling and good management are the tools that we use to
maintain the soil and grow healthy, natural food.
The farm was purchased in 2003, giving the vegetable garden a permanent
place to call home. Previously we had run the business on land owned by
friends and supporters. The first was chef Michael Stadtlander's Eigensinn
Farm, where Chickabiddy got its start in the year 2000 with 12 members, as
well as supplying Michael's world famous farm restaurant.
Our present day membership is 90 households and we have added free range
chicken, heritage pork and eggs to our vegetable offerings. As well, we are always on the look-out for like minded farmers in the neighbourhood who can supply us with naturally raised beef, cheese, maple syrup and honey throughout the year.
We welcome visitors and helpers throughout the growing season, by
appointment. Please visit the contact page for phone number and