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Meet your Farmers
Ella's Forest Organics
Fort Augustus, Prince Edward Island

Ella’s Forest is a 400 acre wild blueberry farm in Queens County, Prince Edward Island. They manufacture their own blueberries into tea and powder and sell their products globally. You can find them, Willie, Amy and Ella at home on their little farm, with their two dogs Mickie and Minnie. Their first book “ Mother Nature’s Plan” was released recently.

Red Pine Farm, Pleasant Pork & Dairy
Bedeque, Prince Edward Island

Red Pine Farm is a 5th generation farm on PEI owned and operated by Ranald and Melanie MacFarlane and with their 2 boys, Oliver & Lyric. They farm 160 acres & milk 20 cows, and sell about 150 pigs per year at a local farmers market. Visitors are welcome by appointment.

Grazing Days
St.-André-Avellin, Quebec

Grazing Days is a family-run farm in the community of St.-André-Avellin, Quebec. Owned and operated by Paul Slomp and Josée Cyr-Charlebois, they produce and sell grass-fed Angus beef, pastured pork, and pastured chicken by direct delivery in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

Black Sheep Farm
Chelsey, Ontario

Black Sheep Farm is an agroecological farm, run by Brenda Hsueh and Skyler Radojkovic. They raise sheep on pasture, using intensive managed grazing, to maximize the soil building effects of ruminants, while producing meat and fibre from grass and sunlight. They want to see farming become the climate crisis solution it should be, building soils, sequestering carbon, being a moisture sponge, increasing biodiversity, all while feeding people without exploiting themselves or the people they work with.

Ferme Marcel Goguen Farm
Cocagne, New Brunswick

Ferme Marcel Goguen Farm is a diversified operation featuring 6 acres of apple trees and 4 acres of mixed vegetables, along with small livestock including hens, ducks, geese, pigs and a horse. It is a family farm started up by Joseph Goguen in 1778, around the arrival of the first Acadians to the region. Seven generations later, Marcel and Bernadette Goguen took over operation of the farm in 1987.

Knoydart Farm
Knoydart, Nova Scotia

Knoydart Farm is the Maritimes' only grass-fed, free-range and certified organic dairy farm, belonging to Angela, Adam and Frazer Hunter who produce milk, creme and dairy available for home delivery or sold at select stores, farmers markets and at the farm near Merigomish in Nova Scotia.

Grounded Acres Organic Farm
Gibsons, British Columbia

Grounded Acres is a queer-run farm growing certified organic mixed vegetables and fruit and raising certified organic laying hens for eggs on 2.5 acres of unceded ancestral Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territory on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. They sell to the farmers’ market, a box program, and at their farm stand and to wholesale clients. They use growing practices that regenerate and contribute to the health of our ecosystems and they hope to create safer spaces in agriculture for 2SLGBTQIA+ folks like themselves.

4C Farms
Cowessess First Nation, Saskatchewan

4C Farms is owned by Cowessess First Nation in the rural municipality of Grayson, and operated by Terry Lerat and fellow band members. It is a mixed cattle and grain operation with 2,500 acres of pasture and hayland for the rotational grazing of Angus cows, and 5,000 acres of canola, peas, wheat, and oats. They are a growing business that is passionate about building economic opportunities in the agriculture sector by farming their own land in a sustainable manner.

Davey Creek Ranch
Innisfail, Alberta

Davey Creek Ranch is a farm in South Central Alberta owned and operated by Glenn and Patricia Norman. It was originally a cow/calf operation that grew all of its own feed but, faced with decades of low cattle prices and aging operators, things needed to change. So about 10 years ago they remade the farm as a direct marketing operation. They reduced their cow numbers and elected to market finished farm raised beef directly to consumers. They also produce and market quality hay and honey.

Back to Roots Farm
St. Clements, Manitoba

Back to Roots Farm is a first generation Jamaican-Canadian family owned farm. They farm using holistic and natural based practices. Cultivating mixed vegetables free-range goats, sheep, and laying hens on 78 acres. They sell direct-to-consumer as they believe reconnecting people to local and sustainable food is essential for their community. They utilize regenerative farm and market garden style models to promote a more balanced ecosystem on their farm.

Rooted Oak Organic Farm
North Augusta, Ontario

Rooted Oak Organic Farm is a family-run farm in the community of North Augusta, Ontario. Owned and operated by Nikki and Stuart Oke, they use the principles of agroecology to produce a variety of vegetables that are sold through community supported agriculture (CSA) and farmers markets in the Ottawa, Kingston and Augusta regions.

Hakkers Organics
Newtown Cross, Belfast, Prince Edward Island

Hakkers Organics is owned and operated by Martien Hakkers in Newtown Cross, Belfast. Hakkers Organics made the transition from conventionally farmed onions, to now growing certified organic potatoes for wholesale distribution across North America. "PEI is famous for potatoes. It's the rich iron soil, the great long seasons, moderately warm fall, and then the frost cycle through the winter. It's everything we need to grow good crop potatoes." -Martien Hakkers

Lucky Bug Farm
Baden, Ontario

Lucky Bug Farm is a one-quarter-acre ecological market garden operating on rented land 25 minutes from Kitchener-Waterloo. Lucky Bug Farm relies on interplanting and minimal tillage to build soil health and in turn, a productive ecological market garden. They buy organic seeds as much as possible, use organic potting mix and do not use synthetic amendments, sprays or fertilizers.

Ferme Coopérative Tourne-Sol
Les Cèdres, Quebec

Ferme Coopérative Tourne-Sol, located in Les Cèdres, Quebec, is a 15-acre ecological farm that produces certified organic vegetables and seeds. Founded in 2005 by 5 young farmers keen to make a living from sustainable agriculture, the cooperative now has 10 members and a total of 20 employees. Tourne-Sol seeds are sold online and in stores across eastern Canada. CSA vegetable baskets feed 700 families each season, connecting the community with local agriculture while contributing to building a resilient food system.

Barnyard Organics
Lower Freetown, Prince Edward Island

Barnyard Organics is owned and operated by Mark and Sally who farm with their four children in Freetown, PEI. While grains, poultry, cattle and feed make up the bulk of their operation, they try to keep the soil as their primary focus. Incorporating grazing into their cropping rotation, using no-till when possible and planting a diversity of cover crops are all efforts they’re making to build the healthiest soil for the healthiest food.

Spring Tide Farm
Lapland, Nova Scotia

Jessie and Rebecca MacInnis are sisters and first-generation farmers based in Kespukwitk, Mi’kma’ki (Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia). Together they operate Spring Tide Farm, where they focus on mixed vegetable and cut flower production, growing in fields and greenhouses for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members, farmer’s market, and wholesale. Their farm is certified organic and they strive to adhere to the principles of agroecology.

TapRoot Farms
Port Williams, Nova Scotia

TapRoot Farms is owned and operated by Patricia Bishop and Josh Oulton who grow veggies and fruit, raise free-range hens for eggs, and pastured animals for meat sold through their CSA, farmed using organic, agroecological and regenerative practices in Port Williams, NS.

Corn Hill Nursery
Cornhill, New Brunswick

Corn Hill Nursery is family owned and operated for more than 40 years. They grow and sell a complete range of hardy plant material suitable for northern gardens. Serving both wholesale and retail customers, they are one of the largest production nurseries in Atlantic Canada, located in the gently rolling hills of Kings County, New Brunswick, approximately 30km from Sussex or 15km from Petitcodiac. Their Cedar Café was opened in 2000 and runs seasonally from May until October.

The Toasa Cooperative Ltd
Nauwigewauk, New Brunswick

The Toasa Cooperative Ltd is a worker-owned cooperative market garden incorporated in 2021 who works to create a local, sustainable food system and to build community.

La Coopérative Ferme Terre Partagée
Rogersville-Ouest, New Brunswick

La Coopérative Ferme Terre Partagée est une coopérative de travailleurs à Rogersville au Nouveau-Brunswick. Fondée par quatre membres en 2018, elle produit des légumes biologiques et pratique un élevage paysan. Ses produits sont vendus presque entièrement par l'entremise des paniers bios et des marchés de proximité. Ses membres voient l'agriculture comme un geste politique qui permet de participer dans un mouvement international d'agroécologie et qui vise la souveraineté alimentaire des communautés.

Ga Gitigemi Gamik (We Will Plant Lodge)
Manitoulin Island, Ontario

Ga Gitigemi Gamik (We Will Plant Lodge) is envisioned as an ecological centre on a permanent Indigenous-stewarded site on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, where women and 2SLGBTTQQIA+ persons can work on the land together in a 12-week immersion program that will help them (re)learn ancestral agricultural methods lost to colonization. The documentary provides insight into the efforts to revitalize traditional agricultural knowledge, emphasizing the importance of cultural sustainability in farming.

Kitchen Table Seed House
Wolfe Island, Ontario

Kitchen Table Seed House is owned and operated by Kathy Rothermel and Annie Richard. They grow certified-organic varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers for seed over three acres and two separate fields on Wolfe Island, Ontario.

Meeting Place Organic Farm
Lucknow, Ontario

Meeting Place Organic Farm is a woman-owned and operated organic farm in Ontario now being farmed by the second generation of McQuails in a sustainable, environmentally conscious manner. They aim for more than regenerative agriculture with their grass-fed and finished Ontario beef, pasture-raised pork, organic chicken and certified organic apple orchard. They believe in the importance of building strong local communities and being good stewards of the land and animals they tend.

Pfenning’s Organic Vegetables
New Hamburg, Ontario

Pfenning’s Organic Vegetables has been proudly growing certified organic vegetables since 1981. Located between New Hamburg and Baden, the farm now stretches over about 700 acres. Although best known for their delicious carrots, they also grow over 40 other varieties of vegetables: leafy greens, brassicas, squash and root veggies that grow best in their region. Respect and care is at the heart of everything they do. Respect for the environment that sustains us all, for each other, and for generations that will follow.

Kenli Herefords & Apiary
Haldimand County, Ontario

Ken and Lisa Bassindale run a cow/calf operation, raising registered polled "Kenli" Herefords using a mix of ecological and conventional practices. They keep approximately 25 female cows on 50 acres of rotational pasture from May to November. The Bassindales have also been raising honey bees for over 10 years and produce honey for sale under KBee’s Honey. They’ve also recently taken up raising pastured chicken. They farm an additional 400 acres of cash crops, including hay, wheat, soybeans and corn. Their farm is chemical free and uses cover crops to nourish the soil.

Ottawa Valley Farm to Fork
Scotch Bush, Ontario

Ottawa Valley Farm to Fork are the ultimate farm-to-table party animals. They whip up gourmet goodies straight from the land - grass-fed beef turned into divine sausage rolls, and organic potatoes transformed into lip-smacking pierogi. The farm is small but mighty, proving there's no limit to deliciousness. Their furry and feathered friends get the royal treatment too. They pamper Scottish Highland cattle, dairy goats, and free-range chickens. Happy animals mean tastier treats! They’re also veggie virtuosos, growing organic, heritage crops. Sustainable and scrumptious! Plus, they are all about community, hiring locals and cooking up a storm.

Wilfred Harder Farms Inc.
Lowe Farm, Manitoba

Wilfred Harder Farms Inc. is a 3rd generation family-owned conventional farm growing grains and oilseeds on over 4500 acres.

Ferme Fiola Farm
Ste-Geneviève, Manitoba

Ferme Fiola Farm is a family-owned and operated farm on the 120-acre Fiola family homestead, located in the Franco-Manitoban community of Ste-Geneviève. They sell direct market, pasture-raised lamb and wool products, pasture-raised chicken and more, using sustainable practices.

Penny Lane Organic Farms Ltd.
Swift Current, Saskatchewan

Stewart Wells and his partner, Terry Toews, live on the original homestead of his grandparents and are the third generation to operate the family farm in southwest Saskatchewan near Swift Current. On their 3,500 acres they grow certified organic grain, alfalfa and pulse crops, and rent 1,200 acres of permanent pasture to neighbours. He has experience serving on many farm organizations, including the NFU, the Canadian Agri-food Policy Institute, the Canadian Wheat Board, and the Western Grains Research Foundation.

McCreary Land and Livestock Ltd
Bladworth, Saskatchewan

McCreary Land and Livestock Ltd is owned and operated by Ian McCreary. They run a grain and livestock operation using renewable energy and significant reductions in nitrogen fertilizer.

Prairie Garden Seeds
Humboldt, Saskatchewan

Founded in 1986, Prairie Garden Seeds is a small, family-operated seed company based in Saskatchewan, Canada, operated by daughter-father team, Rachelle Ternier and Jim Ternier. They organically produce about 95% of the seeds offered in their seed catalog.

Red Barn Dairy
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Red Barn Dairy began in 2016 and is owned and operated by Hal Jadeske using organic practices. The operation consists of 160 acres of land, a herd of 60 milking Alpine goats and a processing facility where milk is bottled, as well as a number of cheeses and yogurts are prepared, in addition to goat meat for sale at a number of retail outlets in the Saskatoon area including the Saskatoon Farmers Market.

The Gathering Place Coop
Waskatenau, Alberta

The Gathering Place Coop is a co-operative and food hub of producers based in northern Alberta who grow food and direct sell to eaters. Additionally, they prepare the ingredients into meals that are sold online or served at their restaurant.

Backwoods Buffalo Ranch
Mayerthorpe, Alberta

Chad and Laurie Trigg are young farmers from rural Alberta. Starting the ranch from the soil up at 22 and 23 years old, they were excited to start a new venture in the bison world and deemed their ranch "The Backwoods Buffalo Ranch" after their metis heritage and the bluff of beautiful spruce in the "backwoods". The couple now pride themselves on being a community based around food by offering solace to individuals from around the world through various volunteer and apprenticeship programs. The ranch is not only home to the Bison but pastured pork, free-range chickens, horses and milking animals. Laurie is an avid chef and prides herself on using all of the parts of the animal while educating others how to do so, while Chad educates but more so on his multifaceted skills especially related to harvesting and hunting. The couple is welcoming their fifth baby this winter and are just so happy to be a part of the Depth of Field project. Welcome to the Backwoods, welcome home.

Klippers Organic Acres
Similkameen Valley, Cawston, British Columbia

Klippers Organic Acres began as a small 5-acre Certified Organic farm, created by co-founders Kevin and Annamarie Klippenstein. With a history in organic farming and the restaurant industry, they were eager to start their farm and directly produce the food that people eat. Over the years they worked towards having a positive impact on the community by offering apprenticeships on the farm and giving away Community Supported Agriculture shares (CSA's) to single parent families and homes with at-risk kids. Today they are proud of the team they have built to ensure that Klippers Organic Acres is providing healthy produce to customers--on site, through Vancouver farmers markets, local restaurants, and have expanded the processing side of the business to eliminate the food waste at the farm level. Today they farm 65 acres with an onsite marketplace & cafe, an award winning restaurant, a cidery and guest suites.

Spray Creek Ranch
Lillooet, British Columbia

Spray Creek Ranch is a regenerative organic, Animal-Welfare-Approved livestock farm raising grass-fed cattle and sheep, and pasture-raised chickens, hens, pigs, and turkeys. They sell their products directly to consumers throughout the Sea-to-Sky region though their online shop. Since 2014 they have transitioned over 400 acres into organic production, and are currently working on building an on-farm abattoir. They believe in the power of regenerative agriculture to change the world, the power of food to connect people, and the power of consumers to change how farms are managed.

Glorious Organics
Aldergrove, British Columbia

Glorious Organics Cooperative is a small-scale, cooperatively owned and operated, certified organic farm located on unceded Kwantlen traditional territory in Aldergrove, BC. They grow mixed vegetables for farmers markets, restaurants and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and they save seeds for sale through BC Eco Seed Co-op. They are known for their specialty salad blends and for being obsessed with growing, eating and talking about Radicchio. They love being farmers and aim to grow good food and support sustainable food systems in their province while doing it.

 
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