What Is A Fiddlehead?

A fiddlehead is the tender growth of the Matteuccia Struthiopteris or more commonly known as the ostrich fern. It is a green vegetable that is considered to be a nutritional wonder. The end of a fiddlehead is curled in a tight spiral. This spiral shape resembles the head of a fiddle, hence the name “fiddlehead.”

Foods that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered superfoods. These foods are typically loaded with a combination of critical fatty acids, anti-oxidant phytonutrients and essential amino acids. Fiddlehead Greens picked in the wild are considered an extraordinary superfood.


What Does A Fiddlehead Taste Like?

If you like the flavours of asparagus, spinach, and/or broccoli, then you will love the unique taste of fiddleheads!



Did You Know?

Fiddleheads are often described as one of the “healthiest vegetable’s on earth.”

Fiddleheads have twice the antioxidant activity of blueberries.  Fiddleheads are a non marine source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids. Fiddleheads are also rich in:

Fiddleheads are nutrient-dense.  Prepare nutrient-dense meals by adding nutrient-dense superfoods, like fiddleheads to your dishes.  Organify your life with wild harvested NorCliff Farms fiddleheads.


To be healthy or unhealthy?  The choice is yours.

 NorCliff Farms Donates to local Food Banks – Most Charished Moments.

NorCliff Farms Inc. is the largest producers and packers of Fiddleheads in North America. Our goal is what is best for the consumer.  In the past, we have enjoyed 7 years of running a  Culinary Competition to raise funds and awareness for various Charities.


Recently… we have been rebuilding and expanding our plant to accommodate our new found interest in producing wild harvested fiddleheads in trays. Keeping up with Food Safety and educating the consumer of the nutritional value of Fiddleheads have absorbed much of our time.

We now have decided as a new initiative to donate a very healthy food  being fiddleheads to Food Banks. Grateful for the help of C.B. Stealth Transport who has graciously volunteered trucks for delivering  NorCliff Farms fiddleheads as a charitable donation to the following Food Banks:


  • Eden Food For Change
  • North York Harvest Food Bank














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