I visited the website and chose Glencoltan Farm Field Trip. Run by trailblazers Michael & Elisa Schmidt, Glencolton is a true Biodynamic Farm! The farm made headlines in 2006, when the farm was raided and charges were placed on Michael for selling raw Milk. Champions of food, environment and community, Michael and Elisa continue to fight for freedom of food choice and food security!
The tour of the cheese making facility, cow milking operation, house garden, apple orchard and a visit to all the animals -cows, chickens, pigs and ducks was followed by a lunch of farm fresh pizza, coleslaw, apple cake and yes you guessed it Milk!
"To me farming is an artful work, one that requires a certain consciousness and passion in order to transform the earth to a place where food can be grown for nourishment. Today there is a clear disconnect between the health of the environment, food and ourselves. Food has simply become entertainment”
|43 Cows on site, 8 get milked at a time. Conventional Dairy Cows are|
killed after 5 years because of the excessive way they are pushed to give milk. Michael has cows that are 17,, still giving nourishing milk naturally.
Field Trip Toronto runs various field trips to farms such as Everdale, Avalon Orchards, Cookstown Greens even Organic Winery Tours. If your passionate about food I highly recommend you check out Field trip Toronto at http://www.fieldtriptoronto.ca/
The scope of what happens on the farm far exceeds the depth of this blog post, I encourage you to visit the website for further information.
|Farm fresh pizza with quark, grass fed beef|
pepperoni, tomatoes and zuchinni.