Zero Carbon Garden

Zero Carbon Garden

Tom Towle

Becoming part of the solution is inspiring and bridging the gap between the country and the city, the child and the old ones belies the stirring that the soil brings when touched. Living off the grid and yet one foot in the future assures us of having fresh vegetables, maple syrup from sustainable forests, and watercress from our spring-fed creek. Our times are passing. Let us enjoy the land by using traditional techniques with the best of technology, somewhat 3rd world but effective and FUN.

Products:

MAPLE SYRUP, fresh certified natural grown vegetables and watercress

Location:

37 Front Rd, Bristol, Quebec JOX 1G0

Production Practices:

Natural grown with organic techniques and certified by new grass roots organization. Using natural water system without electricity. We use natural gravity systems developed by the Vermont Maple Research Institute.

Buy & Savour:

We sell to CSA clients, farm markets and deliver to Ottawa/Hull and local grocery stores in the Ottawa Valley.

Contact:

819-486-1132
zerocarbongarden1@gmail.com
zerocarbongarden.com

 

Waratah Downs Farm

Waratah Downs Farm

John Weatherhead

 

Products:

Asian & baby greens, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic scapes, garlic, herbs, hot peppers, leeks, lettuce, melons, onions, peppers, potatoes, radishes, spinach, squash, sweet corn, swiss chard, tomatoes, plus beef & lamb.

Location:

11211 Rowena Rd., Iroquois, Ontario

Production Practices:

Certified Organic, local abattoir

Buy & Savour:

Farm gate by appointment, CSA Boxes, see waratahdowns.com for additional locations.

Contact:

(613) 454-8072 https://www.facebook.com/ZeroCarbonGarden/
waratahdowns@gmail.com
www.waratahdowns.com

 

Upper Canada Cranberries

Upper Canada Cranberries

Lyle Slater

“We’re always in the red,” jokes Lyle Slater. Indeed, while harvesting his crop he is truly in a sea of floating red cranberries. Upper Canada Cranberries is the only cranberry bog in Eastern Ontario, and being within city limits makes it one-of-a- kind in the world. Starting with 100 acres of virgin bush in 1996, Lyle is now harvesting 90,000 pounds of cranberries from fifteen acres of bog.

Products:

fresh cranberries, fresh pressed cranberry and cranberry-apple juices, frozen cranberries & cranberry juice, Cranbee drink, dried cranberries, cranberry sauce, jam & chutney.

Location:

2283 Stage Coach Rd., Ottawa, Ontario

Production Practices:

Pollinated by Bumblebees, packaged on site

Buy & Savour:

Farm gate, orders, Ottawa (Lansdowne) and Carp Farmers’ Markets Metcalfe & ByWard Farmers’ Markets in season.

Contact:

613-822-6036 & 613-798-6232
savour@uc-cranberries.com
www.uc-cranberries.com

 

Trillium Meadows Red Deer & Wild Boar Farm

Trillium Meadows Red Deer & Wild Boar Farm

Hans & Marianne Lindenmann

Hans and Marianne Lindenmann immigrated from Switzerland in 1998 and found their new home in the picturesque town of Vankleek Hill. The decision to farm red deer and wild boar was carefully made as they were looking to farm animals in a natural as possible way. All animals are outdoors throughout the year and are raised in a natural environment with the best of care.

Products:

red deer & wild boar

Location:

1814 Beauchesne Road, Vankleek Hill, Ontario

Production Practices:

naturally raised, no antibiotics, no hormones, no animal by-products, outside all year

Buy & Savour:

Vankleek Hill & Ottawa (Lansdowne) Farmers’ Markets, The Albion Rooms, Wendy’s Country Market

Contact:

613-678-1679
www.trilliummeadows.ca
info@trilliummeadows.ca
Twitter.com/TrilliumMeadows

 

Tincap Berry Farm

Tincap Berry Farm

Iris & Robert Dentz

Iris and Robert of Tincap Berry Farm know a thing or two about growing delicious and fresh fruits and vegetables: they have been in production for over 25 years! With the introduction of each season, TinCap will have new flavours and freshness for you to try. With asparagus in the early spring, juicy, fresh strawberries moving into summer and the deliciously flavourful tastes of the fall harvest, the TinCap bounty is sure to always delight and allow you to savour the flavours of the season.

Products:

apples, asparagus, cucumbers, peas, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes

Location:

4035 County Rd #29, Brockville, ON

Buy & Savour:

Brockville Farmers’ Market, Pick-your-own, and available at Farm Gate

Contact:

613-345-3096 https://www.facebook.com/tincapberryfarm/
ridentz@tincapberryfarm.ca
www.tincapberryfarm.ca

 

SunTech Greenhouses

SunTech Greenhouses

Robert Mitchell

SunTech Greenhouses is a 4 acre family owned farm striving to encourage sustainable food production and food security in the nation’s capital. Our vegetables are grown hydroponically in the most efficient and sustainable manner using the industry’s most advanced technologies.

We choose plant varieties based on flavor, not yield, and grow them with high nutrient levels until fruits are vine ripened. We make sure our plants are cared to perfection in our year-round greenhouses and we provide the highest quality of fresh produce as well as a reliable local food source even through the long winter months.

Products:

Tomatoes: Beefsteak, On the Vine, Flavorino, Cherry, Grape;
Peppers: Red, Orange and Yellow Bell; Poblano; Mini Cucumbers, Green Beans, Eggplants

Location:

5541 Doyle Road, Manotick, Ontario, K4M 1B4

Production Practices:

Hydroponically grown, non GMO, no spray pesticides

Buy & Savour:

Farm gate, and all participating Loblaws, Your Independent Grocers, Real Canadian Superstores, Valu-Mart, Sobeys, Farm Boy, Metro, Foodland, Produce Depot, Market Organics, Herb and Spice Wellington, Manotick Village Butcher, Byward Fruit Market, Cedars and Co., Marché LaFlamme, Campbell’s Variety, B & H Your Community Grocer, Foodsmiths, and Mulligan’s Grocers in the greater Ottawa/Gatineau area, and at the Parkdale Market

Contact:

613-692-3388 https://www.facebook.com/SunTech-Greenhouses-Ltd-120517407969315/
suntech@magma.ca
www.suntech.ca

 

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm

Earl Stanley

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm has been open for business since 1993, though the farm has been in the family since 1786. It is a diverse business with its roots in maple trees and of course the delicious liquid gold that comes from those trees, maple syrup. The 200-year old sugar bush is open from early March through mid April and features horse-drawn sleigh rides, a petting farm, a heritage sugar shack and “maple cookery” at the 400-seat Pancake House restaurant.

Earl says that “a love of people” inspired the transformation of the farm to its current state as a popular reception locale for weddings, corporate functions and large or small private parties.

Products:

maple syrup

Location:

2452 Yorks Corners Road, Edwards, ON

Buy & Savour:

Farm Gate, Parkdale Market (Savour Ottawa Field House)

Contact:

613-821-2751
earl@stanleysfarm.com
www.stanleysfarm.com

 

Roots and Shoots Farm

Roots and Shoots Farm

Robin Turner & Jess Weatherhead

“We Dig Vegetables” is an apt slogan for Roots and Shoots Farm, an intensive small-scale vegetable operation in the Manotick area. Robin and Jessica started the operation in 2010 to build the local food system while inspiring customers to explore the wonders of seasonal produce. Roots and Shoots grows a tremendous variety of interesting and colourful varieties sold through their CSA program and at local markets. Roots and Shoots also ‘digs’ working with the local community, from the Ottawa Food Bank and its Community Harvest Program, to COG’s Growing Up Organic program.

Products:

beans, beets, bok choi, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs, kale, leeks, lettuce, melons, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes, squash, Swiss chard, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini

Location:

1004 Manotick Station Road, Manotick, ON

Production Practices:

certified organic by Eco-Cert Canada

Buy & Savour:

Farm Gate, Ottawa & Kanata Farmers’ Market & in Manotick Station

Contact:

613-897-8975         info@rootsandshootsfarm.com https://www.facebook.com/RootsandShootsFarm/
robin@rootsandshootsfarm.com
www.rootsandshootsfarm.com

 

Roadapple Ranch

Roadapple Ranch

Mike Merriam, Kim Woolley, & Ryan Merriam

Mike and Kim started raising their own meat years ago, wanting to control the diet and lifestyle of their animals for the better.  When friends and family ate at the Ranch, they invariably commented on the quality and asked where the food came from, and voila, a business was born!

Thirty years later, at Roadapple Ranch breeds are selected for their meat quality, hardiness, and mothering abilities, so that they can produce the best quality product without chemical intervention.  We give our cattle, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and bees the best lives possible, operating in a sustainable and ethical manner.

Products:

Beef, Pork, Chicken, Turkey, Honey, and Vegetables

Location:

Finch, Ontario

Production Practices:

Ethical, sustainable, and drug-free production practices, following organic principles

Buy & Savour:

Lansdowne, Westboro, and Byward markets, farm gate, and local stores

Contact:

613-314-9994
Mike@roadapple-ranch.com
www.roadapple-ranch.com