Hi, I'm Hannah, Fresh City's Farm Manager!

These days, when I'm not harvesting microgreens or staring at spreadsheets and field maps, I'm researching. Frozen winter months provide farmers with the time to soak up new knowledge and ideas that will make the next growing season more productive, efficient and sustainable than the last. In December, I attended the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario's annual conference which was 3 days getting to know organic producers from all over the province and attending workshops on topics from soil health to greenhouse systems to labour management. At the end of the conference, our delegation of Toronto farmers decided to keep the ball rolling and meet throughout the winter for a (very nerdy) farming book club. It's comforting to be surrounded by people who share my desire to read books about soil microbes or seed-saving or building a more efficient wash-station.

- Hannah, Farm Manager