Backyard Bounty is Guelph’s urban farming business. Since 2008, we have partnered with members of the community to convert more than 35 parcels of land into productive gardens growing vegetables naturally. Our aim is to increase awareness about urban food production and provide nutritious food to the community while improving the biodiversity and reducing pollution in Guelph.
It is our hope to foster community, utilize urban space in an ecological manner and increase local sustainable food production and education. The organically grown produce is sold to local consumers through CSA shares, at farmer’s markets and is available in many restaurants in Guelph.
The vegetables that we grow vary over the growing season.
- Spring: arugula, lettuce, beet greens, radishes, turnips, kohlrabi, kale, broccoli, green onions, corn salad, spinach, snap peas, edible flowers, herbs.
- Summer: zucchini, cucumber, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, radish, beets, carrots, Swiss chard, basil, eggplant, herbs, cut flowers, snap beans, peppers.
- Fall: cabbage, kale, broccoli, squash, pumpkin, beans, fennel, beets, leeks, onions, arugula, lettuce, radishes, herbs.
Backyard bounty believes in a balance of environmental, social and economical values. Though financial excess is not our focus, we recognize the importance of economic sustainability in continuing to meet our social and environmental goals.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us here.