Thank You Interns!
In the face of all the demands of farming it is easy to let slip the chance to pause and consider all that has gone well in a season! We can become too focussed on the crop that is not doing well, the chickens that are not laying, the rain that has not come. One […]
Increase in Beef Prices- An Explanation-
Beef Prices Are Rising!!! After the mad cow crisis a few years back the beef industry took a major hit. Prices for beef animals dropped to record lows and a lot of producers, due to high feed costs, sold their herds. However, beef prices today are hitting and exceeding record highs, resulting in a huge demand for live […]
The Birds & The Bees!
Ban the Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides – An Update! Last October we posted news about the issue of neonicotinoid pesticides. We have further news that not only bees but birds as well are at significant risk. On our farm we have hives that belong to a local beekeeper. While his bees are safe on our land […]
Willo’Wind Wednesday Farmer’s Market
On Wednesday June 4th Willo’Wind Farm pops up a tent at our third Farmer’s Market location for the 2014 season. Willo’Wind will now be part of the MyMarket Farmer’s Market at their Bloor-Borden location. MyMarket is the result of the work done by Farmers’ Markets Ontario (FAO) in response to the growing problem of identifying the difference between real farmers and those […]
Welcome Spring and Happy Easter to All
It is Definitley Easter on the Farm! Chicks are here, kittens are born and Madeline, our proud muscovy duck, is setting on her nest! Some sure signs that spring is here and the Easter season is upon us! This time marks the begining of our season. We invite you this year to learn the […]
Summer CSA Applications Now Available!!!
We have started our CSA membership sign up for the coming 2014 season!!! A very big thank you for supporting our farm for the 2013 season. A strong local sustainable food system is only possible because of people like you who support it. We hope you enjoyed the benefits of receiving fresh local organic food […]
Eleven Little Piglets Willo’Wind’s First Batch of Piglets Born On Farm On March 10th around 3am Sandy, our Birkshire sow, gave birth to 11 little piglets. Close to 4 months ago Sandy was bred to a Large Black boar at another Organic Farm near Stouffville. Sandy is now producing close to 10 kg (22 […]
We Have Some More Additions to Introduce Angie Angie is an eight month old gilt (young female pig yet to have piglets) that we aquired from another farm in the area. We have never seen a pig as frendly as this. She will actually lay down to get a belly rub. We are currently waiting […]
Meet Willo’Wind’s Gentle Giants
Maggie and Millie Millie 2000 lbs and 6ft at shoulders Millie came to our farm Mid-December from an Organic Farm in Elora, Ontario. We are still getting to know Millie. She is very reserved for affection, playing hard to get. However, her ability to respond to comands puts Maggie to shame and makes Millie […]
PUPPIES! PUPPIES! PUPPIES!
We Have Puppies! Two of our farm dogs, Jax and Jessie have had puppies. Jessie, the great mum that she is, raised a litter of eight health pups that are now ready to go to new homes. Currently available are two females and 3 males. All puppies have been dewormed and have had their 1st […]