"Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one." -John Keats
WHO WE ARE
Corey Ceccolini. Farmer, foodie, seed saver, activist, athlete, teacher. Corey has been digging in the dirt since arriving in nova scotia in 2007 – initially growing organic garlic, then moving into subsistence gardening and finally acting on her dream of starting a CSA and shifting gears into market gardening.
Justin Smith. Farmer, gold miner, entrepreneur, beekeeper, dreamer, jack-of-all-trades. Justin grew up on a small horse logging farm and purchased 150 acres just down the road from there to begin his homesteading dream.
WHAT WE DO
Hilltop Homestead is a small-scale farm located in Pictou County, Nova Scotia that grows a wide variety of mixed vegetables using all natural and organic practices.
Our farm grows an abundance of garlic and operates a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program that offers weekly deliveries of fresh, high quality vegetables to families in the local area.
To steward the land; sustain biodiversity; provide fresh and organically grown vegetables to local families; encourage a seasonal approach to eating and drive the local food movement in Pictou County.
"Eating is an agricultural act." - Wendell Berry
WHAT IS A CSA?
Not sure what a CSA is? Don’t worry, you’re not the first to ask…
CSA stands for community supported (or shared) agriculture. It is a local food option that allows people to participate in a direct relationship with farmers, cultivating an intimacy and connection with how and where their food is grown.
On the most basic level it is a arrangement in which consumers sign up for a share in a farm at the beginning of the growing season, and then receive a weekly portion of the farm’s harvest throughout that season.
The contents of the baskets will vary depending on the time of year, availability of certain produce and weather conditions.
By building strong connections between local farms and local families, a CSA program exposes people to what vegetables are in season, contributes to the local economy and rural employment and creates a more dependable regional food system.
"The simple hearth of a small farm is the true centre of our universe." - Masanobu Fukuoka
"He who plants a garden, plants happiness." - Chinese proverb
"Know your food, know your farmers, know your kitchen." - Joel Salatin
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