Together, Paula and Dave own and operate Salad Days Farm. We've quickly learned that this means we are also the carpenters, weeders, plumbers, accountants, photographers, cultivators, stewards of soil, composters, egg collectors, transplanters, website designers, and CSA packers. But, we love what we do and we love working together.
We hope you'll support us by becoming a member of our farm-ily!
Paula grew up in the suburbs of Toronto and though she had little exposure to farming she always had an affinity for nature and a strong interest in science. Her love for the natural world led her to the completion of both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Biology where her studies focused on ecology and entomology. After learning about the shortcomings of modern, industrial agriculture she felt a strong need to become involved in environmentally responsible food production. In 2014 she joined Fresh City Farms as the assistant farm manager to hone her farming skills. In 2015 Paula and David bought the 7 acre property in Belwood they now call Salad Days Farm.
Dave grew up in rural Ontario near the small town of Victoria Harbour. He had little exposure to farming aside from helping his mother and father in their large backyard vegetable garden. He didn't get into farming until he met Paula, when he fell in love with her and her passion for organic farming. He considers himself the Assistant Farm Manager and the farm's official tomato taster. When he's not working on farm in the vegetable field, Dave works for a local municipality in the GIS field.
Teddy is a Great Pyrenees that rivals Paula in stature. Don't be fooled by his cute, cuddly appearance. He is a fearless guardian who always sleeps with one eye open. He keeps our fields free from animal intruders and our laying hens safe from predators. Some of his favourite things include armpit scratches, sleeping in shady spots in the summer, and frolicking in the snow in the winter.