First Generation Farmers
In 2015 we purchased our first farm, a modest 3 acre property in Mapleton Township. The small farm allowed us to learn and grow but we quickly realized we needed more space. In 2019 we purchased and move to our 'forever' farm, a 100 acre parcel just outside the town of Damascus.
We are proud to be serving Wellington County providing local and sustainably raised pasture meats, free range eggs, and seasonal products.
OUR MISSION & VALUES
Besides our love for animal husbandry and sustainably working our land we value knowing exactly how and where our food comes from, and sharing that with our community.
We are committed to farming without compromising our precious resources so our son, and future generations can continue to do the same.
We are advocates for accessible, local, nutritious, affordable food for all. We use the farm to raise funds supporting organizations with similar values and promote grow your own with our vegetaBALES initiative.
IN THE MEDIA
Ontario’s local food report, 2021 edition (www.ontario.ca)
Local Food Week showcases the importance of supporting local farmers(www.citizen.on.ca)
Circular Business Highlight (www.foodfuture.ca)
Local farm giving away 500 free window herb kits (www.guelphtoday.com)
Local farm offers free window herb kits (www.wellingtonadvertiser.com)
Ont. producers launch online farm school (www.farms.com)
Wellington County farm family launches online videos to teach kids about agriculture (www.cbc.ca)
Local farm creates online education snippets for young remote learners (www.thestar.com)
With school trips cancelled some local farmers offer virtual farm visits (www.wellingtonadvertiser.com)
Local farm family launches online educational videos for young learners (www.thegrand101.com)
You can camp with pygmy goats in Ontario and get farm-fresh eggs for breakfast (www.blogto.com)
Farm & Food Care Ontario Farm Tour (www.youtube.com)
Consulting Farm for Investigating Incentives for Regenerative Farming Practices Report (www.wellington.ca)
We are one of the 38,000 farm families proudly represented by OFA across the province.
OFA is a dynamic, producer-led organization based in Guelph, Ontario that works to represent and champion the diverse interests of Ontario’s agri-food sector and rural communities.
Our Farm has an
Environmental Farm Plan.
Environmental Farm Plans are assessments voluntarily prepared by farm families that highlight their farm's environmental strengths identify areas of environmental concern, and set realistic action plans with time tables to improve environmental conditions.
Farm Partner of Taste Real
Taste Real supports local businesses and farms by building strategic relationships and partnerships within the farm and food industry. We focus on building strong rural communities and growing one of the most vibrant local food economies and food tourism destinations in Ontario.
Recipient of Seeding Our Future Micro Grant Program.
Seeding Our Food Future provided grants to help individuals, businesses and social enterprises across Guelph and Wellington County promote a green economic recovery and enhance food security as part of their plan in response to COVID-19.
Proud Artisanal Chicken Farmers.
The Artisanal Chicken Program by the CFO (chicken farmers of Ontario) provides opportunities for small, independent, locally based farmers to meet local demands for safe high quality chicken.
Recognized as a producer of Ontario Food.
All of our products have been verified as produced in Ontario by Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. We have been approved to use the Foodland Ontario logo on our products.
Supporter and partner farm with Farmers for Climate Solutions.
Farmers for Climate Solutions is a national alliance of farmer organizations and supporters who believe that agriculture must be part of the solution to climate change.
Recipient of Harve$t Impact Cultivator Loan 2021.
Supporting Guelph-Wellington food system businesses in their recovery from current economic shocks, and to help them shift their practices in a way that contributes to a more sustainable, equitable and healthy food economy.