About Dunbar Organic Farm
Dunbar Organic Farm is a small-scale market garden utilizing organic and ecological practices while fostering community connections through involvement with local city youth. The farm is located on FarmStart’s incubator farm in Hamilton. All vegetables are grown without the use of artificial chemicals, pesticides or herbicides and all seeds are GMO-free. Dunbar Organic Farm supports Neighbour 2 Neighbour Centre and Living Rock Youth Centre with produce donations.
Sustainable farming practices include: yearly crop rotation, cover crops, low-tillage methods, saving seeds, using heirloom vegetable varieties and growing pollinator-friendly plants.
Beans—Green and Royal Burgundy
Beans, Dry—Red Kidney, Black Turtle, Tiger’s Eye.
Beets—Touchstone Golden, Merlin (Red)
Carrots—Scarlet Nantes, Yaya, Dragon.
Greens—Mizuna (Japanese Mustard), Sorrel
Kale—Red Russian, Dwarf Green Curled
Lettuce, Head—Romaine, Green Leaf
Lettuce, Mix—Romaine, Red Salad bowl, Freckles romaine
Onions, Bunching—Green and red
Onions, Cooking—Spanish Yellow, Courtland, Red Wing
Peas—Mammoth Melting snow pea
Peppers, Sweet—King of the North (Red), Sweet Banana (Yellow/red)
Peppers, Hot—Hungarian Hot wax, Bulgarian
Potatoes—Chieftain, Yukon Gem, Russet, Carola
Pumpkins—Small sugar pie pumpkin
Radishes—French Breakfast, Rudolf
Sunchokes—Yellow and Purple
Winter Squash—Delicata, Butternut, Red Kuri Hubbard
Tomatoes, Cherry—Chadwick’s Cherry (red), Gold Nugget (yellow), Peacevine (red)
Turnips—Purple Top White Globe
Basil—Italian large leaf, Lemon Basil