Windy Hill Farm
Owner: Alyson Chisholm
Alyson Chisholm has been farming in McKees Mills since 2009 when she and a partner bought the land and converted it into a working farm. The farm was certified organic in 2012 and has been producing vegetables for a Community Shared Agriculture program (CSA) since 2011. In 2016 the partner left and Alyson has continued to run the farm on her own. Prior to arriving in New Brunswick, Alyson spent 12 years raising crops and livestock in British Columbia.
Alyson produces certified organic fruits and vegetables and raises dairy and meat goats. She also offers a CSA box program.
Community Supported Agriculture
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a concept which links consumers to local farms. Members buy a share of the produce at the beginning of the year and receive a box of food every week through the season. They can share the risks and rewards of farming and gain a better understanding of the real cost of their food, while knowing that they are investing in their local economy, culture, and food security.
CSA also lets the growers focus on healthy, bountiful crops during the season as opposed to concentrating on mass production which reduces the quality of food.
Alyson Chisholm also sells her organically grown produce at the Dieppe and Moncton Markets on Saturdays. Look for the Organic Corner market stand.
Organic Gardening Course: Alyson teaches an Organic Gardening course at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Moncton. The course runs for four 2 1/2 hour sessions, Saturday mornings in March.
Alyson has a degree in Agricultural Sciences and 20 years experience running her own organic vegetable farm. She is happy to share the benefit of her experience, whether you grow in a few containers on your deck or are thinking of starting your own farm.
Mixed organic vegetables
Late June, early July: vegetables, food boxes, Dieppe/Moncton Farmers’ market
Mid June: Open farm day for the CSAcustomers
September: NB Open Farm Day