All Things Grow Market Garden & Flower Farm

About Us

Welcome to All Things Grow Market Garden & Flower Farm. We're Christina and Alicia, a two-mom family passionate about growing a healthier and more sustainable world for our seven-year-old daughter and our wider community.

Before we found our green thumbs, we ran a home goods business out of our home in Toronto called Sea + Lake Paper Co. Alicia, an illustrator, designed all of our products and together, we ran the business. However, in spring 2020, the world changed. COVID-19 saw us all at home and while helping our daughter with her gardening project, we discovered not only our love for cultivating the earth but also a new direction for our lives.

Our venture into urban gardening quickly turned into a deep dive into the world of regenerative agriculture, indigenous farming techniques, and Korean Natural Farming. We were alarmed at the ecological impact of modern agriculture, but excited by the potential of small, sustainable farming to make a positive difference. Soon, our entire Toronto backyard was transformed into a productive urban farm, but we dreamed bigger. We sold our house and were fortunate to find the perfect spot just north of Guelph, Ontario, giving us the space we needed for our dreams and easy access to the community we love.

Today, we cultivate a third of an acre, divided between vegetables and Alicia's love, flowers. Alicia enjoys growing unique, seasonal flowers, creating vibrant arrangements that you won't find at the grocery store. We also grow a diverse range of gourmet vegetables, from flavor-packed cherry tomatoes to succulent eggplants and a rainbow of other fresh veggies.

While the move from the urban life to the rustic charm of our 140-year-old farmhouse came with its fair share of challenges, we wouldn't trade it for anything else. Every day, we get to work with our hands, learn, and grow as individuals and as a family. Our daughter enjoys roaming the flower fields and occasionally lending a hand to earn her 'market cash', although she does miss the flat floors of our Toronto home!

Our journey has not been without its challenges. Adapting to the changing dynamics of farmers markets during the pandemic has been one of our greatest tests. But, every difficulty has brought us closer and made us more resilient.

Looking ahead, we dream of introducing farm animals to our family, converting a large portion of our property to indigenous perennial plants, trees, and grasses, and creating a small pond. One day, we also hope to offer our produce and flowers to local businesses such as chefs and shops. Our long-term plan includes building a small home on our property to welcome visitors for longer stays.

For now, we are committed to nurturing our small corner of the world. Every Wednesday, we harvest fresh produce for the Rockwood Farmer's Market, and on Fridays for the Aberfoyle Farmer's Market. We do everything by hand - the largest machinery we have is a John Deere lawn tractor with a small trailer. We practice a deep composting method and use only organic inputs to ensure our farm is an oasis for pollinators, microbes, and critters of all sizes. This way, we're doing our small part in making the world a better place, one vegetable and one flower at a time.

We hope to see you soon, either at the markets or at our dream roadside stand in the future!

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