Indian Creek Orchard Gardens

Indian Creek Orchard Gardens

Marisa Buccione & Scott Sigurdson

Indian Creek Orchard Gardens is an organically managed micro farm, intimate in scale. We are nestled on five acres along the shores of Indian Creek, just outside Pakenham. At Indian Creek Orchard Gardens we are experimenting with a hybrid of permaculture, agroforestry and organic farming principles. Our vegetables are alley cropped between rows of fruit trees, bush fruits and aisles of grape vines. We have purposefully left tracts of our farm wild, especially on the creekside.

We value what nature brings to the table and attempt to work with it, bringing our intervention to a minimum. We favour low tech, 100% natural, cultural and biological practices over chemical and heavily mechanized ones. Some of what we are attempting to do is tried and true and a lot of it not so much. Every day in the garden is a lesson.

Our goal is to provide a satisfying stream of safe, organic, wholesome fruit and vegetables for our community the whole growing season long.

Products:

Amaranth, Arugula, Beans, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Chard, Corn, Chilipoti Onions, Chinese Cabbage, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Green Onions, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Kale, Mache, Microgreens, Mizuna, Mustard Greens, Onions, Radish, Spinach, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips, Winter Squash, and Zucchini.

Location:

919 Sugar Bush Road, Pekenham, ON K0A 2X0

Production Practices:

Permaculture, agroforestry, organic (non-certified)

Buy & Savour:

CSA, Farm stand, Ottawa Farmer’s Market, Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

Contact:

613-914-7444

info@indiancreekorchard.ca www.indiancreekorchard.ca

 

Seedling Microgreens

Seedling Microgreens

Katie Demyen, Blake Irwin and family

Seedling Microgreens is a hyperlocal urban producer of a variety of microgreens. They are located right in the city of Ottawa. Varieties of herbs and vegetables are available year round without the use of herbicides or pesticides. ‘We started this business with the intention of being part of a movement that empowers people in many ways including growing their own food. By demonstrating this in an urban setting we are able to show that a large amount of land is not essential to growing a large amount of food.’

Products:

A wide variety of herbs & microgreens

Location:

Hunt Club, Ottawa, ON

Production Practices:

Organic (non-certified), organic soil, organic seed, no herbicides or pesticides.

Buy & Savour:

Restaurants, Byward Farmers Market, Landsdowne Farmers Market

Contact:

(306) 501-0433; info@seedlingwork.ca http://seedlingworks.ca

 

Blue Shoes Honey

Blue Shoes Honey

Brian Lacey

Blue Shoes is a family business where our goal is to produce a superior quality, artisanal honey while treating our bees with love and respect. At a time when many businesses believe that bigger is better, our bees have taught us that small is beautiful. We plan to maintain a modest operation that serves the local community and allows us to treat our bees as partners rather than possessions. To guarantee the purity of our honey we never use synthetic chemicals or antibiotics on our bees. Our honey is cold-processed (Raw) or minimally heated (Liquid) in small batches to preserve its pollen content, unique floral character and living enzymes.

In gratitude to honeybees and all pollinators, 10% of our profits are donated to pollinator research and conservation efforts.

Products:

Raw honey, liquid honey, beeswax candles

Location:

279 St. Thomas Road. Vars, ON

Production Practices:

synthetic chemical and antibiotic free beekeeping

Buy & Savour:

Metcalfe Farmers’ Market, Ottawa Farmers’ Market at Landsdowne Park

Contact:

613-443-2101
blueshoeshoney@gmail.com
www.blueshoeshoney.ca

 

Mayo Hill Garlic

We are a small family farm. We have been growing vegetables organically for 20 years, and have started growing gourmet garlic commercially 6 years ago. We are committed to chemical free gardening and sustainable farming practices. We value the quality of our soil and water, our family’s and our customers’ health. Our operation is completely organic but we are not certified. We grow over 25 varieties of garlic for seed and eating, and also some herbs and vegetables.

Products:

Garlic for seed and for eating; herbs and vegetables. Garlic products.

Location:

3790 Route 315, Mayo, QC

Production Practices:

Ecological farming practices ~ we do not use pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers.

Buy & Savour:

At the farm, to restaurants and caterers, and by mail order (garlic seed), as well as markets

Contact:

819-281-1496
mayo.hill.garlic@gmail.com
www.mayohillgarlic.com

 

Upper Canada Creamery

Upper Canada Creamery

Rudi, Jennifer, Josh & Ellen Biemond

We are a second generation, family operated, certified organic dairy farm and have recently added an on-farm processing facility (Upper Canada Creamery) to our operation. We process only our own milk to produce a top quality, organic, grass-fed, probiotic, plain yogurt. We take pride in our ability to close the gap between the farm and the fridge by providing a transparent, educational approach to the local public with our second story viewing hall, on-site retail area as well as offering tours and workshops. We strongly encourage everyone to come out for a visit during business hours or by appointment.

Products:

Organic Grass-fed Probiotic Plain Yogurt

Location:

11575 Waddell Rd. Iroquois, ON  K0E 1K0

Production Practices:

We are organic, grass-fed and local.

Buy & Savour:

See a complete list of sales locations on our website.

Contact:

613-803-8890                          sales@uppercanadacreamery.com
www.uppercanadacreamery.com
www.facebook.com/uppercanadacreamery

 

Pinnacle Haven Farm

Pinnacle Haven Farm

Tyler & Shanna Armstrong

At Pinnacle Haven Farm, animal care, food safety, sustainability and family are what are valued most. Tyler and Shanna realized their dream to farm together in 2010 when they purchased their farm and continued the family tradition of sheep farming. Located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, we operate sustainably pasturing our sheep as long as the growing season allows with intensive rotational grazing. No animals are given hormones and anyone requiring treatment with antibiotics is not sold to our customers. Pinnacle Haven prides itself on being a supplier of quality and consistent lamb every single time, all year-round.

Products:

Lamb – all cuts, sausage and pepperettes

Location:

865 Garden of Eden Road, Renfrew, ON  K7V 3Z8

Production Practices:

Our sheep are raised on pasture and fed hay and local grain. Raised without antibiotics or given any hormones.

Buy & Savour:

Renfrew and Deep River Farmers’ Markets and from the farm (best to call ahead)

Contact:

613-433-8255
pinnaclehaven@gmail.com
www.pinnaclehaven.com

 

Coronation Hall Cider Mill

Coronation Hall Cider Mill

Graham Family

Apples from Third Line Orchard owned by Greg & Ronda Graham are processed at Historical Coronation Hall. Established in 2003 there are over 1300 apple trees of various varieties. In 2008, Greg & Ronda along with their parents & brothers established Coronation Hall Cider Mill to process & market their apples. The old dance hall has been used to host art shows, theatre and dances. Visitors can enjoy tours of the cider making process, the 1930s dance hall and have tastings in the market store.

Products:

Cider, Flavoured ciders (raspberry, strawberry, cranberry), %5 alcoholic cider, apple baked goods, preserves

Location:

206 River Road, Bristol, QC

Production practices:

preservative free cider

Buy & Savour:

Wakefield Farmers Market, Ottawa Valley Food Co-op, MSRO, Whole Foods, Metro, Loblaws, Giant Tiger, farm gate

Contact:

819-647-2547
norma@coronationhall.com
www.coronationhall.com

 

Dorothy’s Ducks, My Favourite Farm

Dorothy’s Ducks, My Favourite Farm

Dorothy Edwards

Dorothy is raising pastured Ducks, Geese, Chickens, Turkeys, Goats and Lamb for the celebrations in your life. At night the birds and animals are in a secure yard and buildings, but for at least 12 hours per day, they all free range over 10 acres of pasture managed field, and retreat to the woods for shade on hot days.

They eat only grain from Homestead Organics, and never get hormones or antibiotics. The meat from this livestock is really delicious with the best flavour and texture. They all lead a very healthy life that provides delicious, healthy meat for you.

Products:

Ottawa Valley Ducks, Geese, Chickens (meat and eggs), Goat and Lamb

Location:

73 Schoolhouse Road, Pembroke, ON

Production Practices:

Organic practices on the farm, free ranged animals and birds, fed only Homestead Organics grain. Pasture managed.

Buy & Savour:

Home Delivery, Ottawa Christmas Farmer’s Market, Ottawa Valley Food Co-op

Contact:

613-735-5549
myfavouritefarm@gmail.com
www.myfavouritefarm.com

 

Bryson Farms

Bryson Farms

Terry Stewart, Stuart Collins

Bryson Farms, located on land that has been in the Stewart family for generations, has in the past 10 years, become “the largest producer of heirloom organic vegetables in Canada”. An extensive greenhouse operation allows year-round production for weekly delivery to customers throughout the Ottawa-Gatineau area. Everything that Bryson Farms delivers to their current roster of 400 clients is hand picked the previous day, washed, dried and packaged in biodegradable, recyclable or re-usable containers.

Bryson Farms hires staff locally and further supports their community by participating in fundraising activities. These proud pioneers in the organic movement fulfill speaking engagements and informally offer advice in order to share their expertise, experience and enthusiasm.

Products:

certified organic vegetables, mushrooms, fiddleheads

Location:

R.R. #1, Shawville, Quebec

Production Practices:

Organic: heirloom seed, green manure, composting, biodegradable row covers, hand-harvesting, washing and drying, biodegradable, recyclable or re-usable packaging, OCPP/Pro-Cert certified

Buy & Savour:

by order (delivery) & at Parkdale Farmers’ Market (August-October)

Contact:

819-647-6785
info@brysonfarms.com
www.brysonfarms.com

 

Bleuetiere Hector Dignard and Fils

Bleuetiere Hector Dignard and Fils

Michel Dignard & Jeannette Mongeon

There are 35 acres of raspberries and seven acres of blueberries at Bleuetière. Features such as high-bush blueberry and raspberry bushes with row-side benches, picnic tables, refreshments and a kiddie playground, all contribute to the enjoyment of the ‘pick your own’ experience. The Dignard’s recognize the health benefits of eating fresh local fruit and value the opportunity to provide produce that will encourage consumers to become “berry healthy”.

Bleuetière Hector Dignard and Fils is a member of the Ontario Berry Association and the Canadian Farm Management Council. To maintain best production practices, the family participates in George Morris Centre seminars and Agriwebinar conferences. Sticking with family tradition, Michel’s eldest daughter Sonia is currently studying Horticulture at College La Pocatière.

Products:

blueberries, raspberries, honey

Location:

1436 Ste. MarieEmbrun, Ontario

Production Practices:

net protected blueberries, insect traps, windmills for pond aeration, and provincially inspected

Buy & Savour:

at farm-gate & pick your own

Contact:

613-443-2671, 613-443-5244
mdignard@rogers.com
www.BleuetHectorDignard.com