Farmer Spotlight: Matchbox Garden & Seed Company

Author: Sophie Beaudoin  •  Date: October 10, 2014  •  Appears in: Community, Farmers

Farmer Spotlight: Matchbox Garden & Seed Company

Hanna Jacobs began farming in 2006 in an urban backyard garden to provide safe food for her family and community, but her passion for cooking quickly transformed into farming vegetables. Matchbox Garden & Seed Company now operates on a quaint 2 acres, but produces over 120 varieties of open-pollinated, heirloom and rare vegetables, herbs, flowers, seed and seedlings! Hanna is well on her way to realizing her dream of a whole, bio diverse farm. 

Hanna also writes a wonderful blog chalked full of planting, harvesting, natural pest control and seed saving tips interspersed with big, beautiful pictures of the farm and its many crops. Check out her blog here.

Fun fact: Before becoming a full time farmer, Hanna trained at Le Cordon Blue in both culinary and patisserie arts!

Where in the world are they? Caledonia, Ontario, Canada

What in the world do they grow? Heirloom and rare vegetables, herbs, flowers, seeds and seedlings.

Find out more about Matchbox Garden & Seed Company

Sophie Beaudoin


Sophie is Soil Mate's social media maven. When she isn't posting, tweeting, commenting or liking all things food and all things local, you will find her in the woods with her furry friends or in the garden, hands in the dirt, coaxing the tomatoes to ripen a little sooner.
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