Matchbox Garden & Seed
Hanna Jacobs is the founder and owner of Matchbox Garden & Seed, a small, certified organic seed farm that also produces a wide selection of bedding plants, and offers a modest summer CSA program.
Now located along the Grand River in Haldimand County, Matchbox began in a 1000 square foot raised bed garden in downtown Toronto. Over the past 12 years, Hanna has produced seeds, plants, and food on gardens and farms up to 4 acres. She has worked in partnership with the TRCA, Bauta Family Initiative For Canadian Seed Security, USC, and The Greenbelt Foundations World Crops Program, among others.
Hanna is a self taught farmer with a passion for biodiversity, seeds, and food. She operates a no till, market garden style farm producing food and seed 10 months out of the year. She is always striving to find better ways to adapt to the changing environment and produce crops that can manage and adapt “quickly” to our changing weather patterns. Her current focus is on seed production and adapting varieties to the Haldimand habitat. She operates her farm with the sometimes help of her 2 children, husband, dog, cat, and flock of chickens.