Connecting people ๐Ÿค— and  food ๐Ÿฅ•

Our aim is to build a place where people can come together to grow, cook, sustain, and nurture.
We are currently serving our apprenticeship on a small plot in a lovely part of Ontario.

Setana ๐Ÿ’ญ

(n.) [orig. Sanskrit Cetanฤ] The way in which the mind moves an idea in a particular direction. The mental factor that is concerned with the actualization of a goal, manifesting the future, and the most important factor in the generation of karma.

Farm ๐ŸŒฑ

(n) A tract of land cultivated to raise crops or rear livestock

(v.tr) to cultivate the land to rear stock, etc.

(v. int) to engage in agricultural work, esp as a way of life

Here's What We're Mixing Together ๐Ÿฅฝ

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Care

There's lots to care about in farming - yields, productivity, profitability. We don't care (too much) about that. We care about doing the right thing for right now.

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Kindness

We want to produce the best food, which means we don't want chemicals everywhwere and machines spilling oil. We just want great soil & great carrots.

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Imagination

It seems that some of the newest ideas in farming are actually shockingly old. We're summoning up the vision from the past to move ourselves forward.

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Luck 

We are lucky to have a wonderful plot of land to work on, but we recognise that everything we try to do is at the mercy of many things beyond our control.

Stupid Mistakes and What We Learned From Them

The latest from our blog

A Tiny Piece of a Historic Land

Our little living lab is in the beautiful Guelp-Orangeville-Caledon triangle. The information we have available tells us that this is the ancestral land of six nations. That so many people have gathered here through history tells us something of the place's importance. The area is where many important rivers rise; the landscape has wonderful undulating hills offering beautiful views. We can see for miles up here.
It is our intention to use the beauty of the place as a prism to look back into time and return the land to familiar crops and ways of farming, but we will also  look to the future - to new ways of working the land in service of those who have been least well served by recent history.

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Haudenosaunee

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Mississauga

Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation

The Setana-ees ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ

Helen and Chris are a husband-and-wife team who run a tech business together. In all honesty, the farming is a bit of a surprise.

Helen Wilde

Helen Wilde

Helen makes business better. She has grown businesses in Europe and North America, being responsible for P Lโ€™s in size from millions to billions, while keeping customer and employee satisfaction extremely high.
She is an empathetic leader and an inspirational mentor. Outside of work, her creative outlets are gardening, card games and planning her next 10k run.

Expect dog pics ๐Ÿถ.

Chris Bell

Chris Bell

Chris is a technology and marketing professional who has a deep love of food. The opportunity to grow amazing produce was just too good to miss out on.
Outside of work and farming, his creative outlets are cookery, squash, and occasional musical outbursts.
Expect to laugh ๐Ÿ˜น.

Get in touch ๐Ÿ‘‹

We love hearing from people, especially ones that eat food.

Setana Farm
Middle-of-Nowhere
Erin-ish ON


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