Producing on less than a half acre, Off Beet Farm grows nutritious and delicious salad greens, mixed vegetables, mushrooms, herbs and flowers. We rotate our crops, feed our soils and are careful about where we source our seed, always using non-GMO varieties and certified organic when possible. Off Beet Farm is an experimental endeavour for Jamie and Sarah. Starting with minimal experience they are working towards maximizing the amount of high quality, delicious food they can produce to feed themselves and their communities.
Cow Bay, Nova Scotia
Off Beet Farm is named not only for what it grows, but also for its location. Cow Bay’s rocky soils, wind and fog may be some of the less desirable traits for farming, but there are many stories of farmers past, cattle and sheep roaming the coast line and produce being taken to Halifax markets via horse and buggy. We find these stories energizing and encouraging, connecting the past with the present.
About the Farmers
Sarah and Jamie are first generation farmers that are learning as they go. Jamie has a background in mental health, and a passion for mushrooms and fermenting vegetables. Sarah brings her graphic design skills to the farm through web design, market displays, variety selection and everything in between. They are drawn to farming because they value nutritious, sustainably grown food and an active lifestyle. They also appreciate the creativity and problem solving farming requires.