About

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Our 57-acre organic farm is nestled in a beautiful setting in the County of Brant, in southern Ontario between Brantford and Dundas. We are bicycle friendly – located right along the Great Trans Canada Trail with a cycle repair station onsite. We offer Farmstay experiences at our quaint suites and camping sites on the farm. Our current focus on the farm is growing medicinal and edible herbs. We sell our herbs, dried and wildcrafted and related products.

Ella Haley and Richard Tunstall owners of Hearts Content

Richard Tunstall and Ella Haley are the energetic and busy people behind the scenes at Heart’s Content Organic Farmstead. Richard is a retired Naturopathic Doctor and Ella is an Adjunct Professor in Sociology of Environment and Health. They love living on the farm and when COVID19 restrictions allow, they also love having people visit and share the experiences available here. It is easy to reach by car or by bicycle. In addition to the Farmstay experiences, guided medicinal plant walks are available on request. There are many attractions within cycling distance from the farm. Make plans to visit, relax and experience Heart’s Content!

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OUR history

2006

  • Started organic farming on family farm
  • Began selling produce at the Brantford Farmers Market
  • First year of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
2007
  • Purchased farm from our family and began transitioning it to organic
  • Much of the heavy field work was done with Belgian workhorses

2012

  • Collaborative work with the Langford Conservancy to establish the Langford Schoolhouse a community food hub
2014
  • Initiated marketing organic wildcrafted herbs
  • Helped secure approval and launched the certified kitchen at the Langford Schoolhouse for community use
2015
  • Workshops held at the Langford Schoolhouse and at our Farm with topics including¬†fermentation, edible wild plants, mushroom cultivation and medicinal herbs
2018
  • Switched from farming with horses to our 100% electric tractor

2019

  • Introduced Farmstay¬† experience with the creation of 2 new Suites at our Farmhouse, plus camping onsite
  • Added onsite Cycle Repair Station

Our areas of interest and specialization include environmental health, community organizing, wild crafting, fermentation and baking.

Through the Langford Conservancy we educate about the importance of protecting farmland, and we work to foster a welcoming, inclusive sustainable farming community, to protect migrant workers and to help new farmers access land.
We also work with Sustainable Brant/Better Brant to protect farmland and the Grand River Watershed.