BeetBox

The BeetBox

David Mazur-Goulet

Don’t be fooled by the lighthearted name, growing healthy and tasty vegetables is our game! Established in 2014 by a young Ottawa native, The BeetBox is proud to provide this fair city with vegetables even kids will eat. Come share the bounty that seasonal produce has to offer with over 25 types of certified organic vegetables; all grown in nearby L’Ange-Gardien (QC). At our intensive small-scale market garden, we take special measures to nourish the soil which in turn nourishes you, me, and our communities. Visit us online or in person to learn about all our initiatives.

Products:

Fresh, nutrient-dense vegetables: Arugula, Salad Mix, Spicy Mustard Mix, Mild Mustard Mix, Heirloom Tomatoes, Peppers, Green Beans, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Collards, Cucumber, Dill, Ground Cherries, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Scallions, Sugar Snap Peas, Radishes, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Winter Squash, Zucchini
Fine Herbs: Basil, Cilantro Dill, Parsley
Transplants: heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and basil

Location:

550 River Rd., L’Ange-Gardien, QC

Production Practices:

Certified Organic by Ecocert Canada

Buy & Savour:

Lansdowne Farmers’ Market, Byron Park Farmers’ Market, a variety of restaurants, The West End Well Co-op

Contact:

(613)416-9171                            dmg@thebeetbox.ca
www.thebeetbox.ca

 

Barkley’s Apple Orchard

Barkley’s Apple Orchard

Bill, Delia, Solomon, Liam and Denzil Barkley

“This farm is a responsibility,” says Bill. His family represents the seventh generation of Barkleys on the 70-acre spread. Bill previously spent ten years as an Agriculture Specialist with CUSO in Africa and several more as an Organic Inspector in Canada. Any fruit crop surplus is preserved and converted to cider, vinegar, jam, pies and a recently added delicacy, frozen strawberry coulis. A dozen bee hives on the property serve as apple tree pollinators and produce delicious Honey.

While Bill is not certain that his sons will continue the Barkley family’s farming tradition, his own commitment to sustaining the local farm economy provides powerful inspiration.

Products:

asparagus, strawberries, apples, pumpkins, cider, vinegar, honey, jam, pies, vinegar, frozen strawberry coulis, eggs, meat, birds, gladioli

Location:

5179 Smiths Road, Morrisburg, Ontario

Production Practices:

University of Guelph graduate, natural and organic techniques

Buy & Savour:

farm gate store, Morrisburg Farmers Market and McHaffie’s Flea Market

Contact:

613-543-0491
barkhm5@magma.ca
www.magma.ca/~barkhm5

Avonmore Berry Farm

Avonmore Berry Farm

David, Pamela, Andrew, Megan & Alexander Phillips

“In love with the lifestyle,” Pamela and David have pursued farming bliss on their 200-acre Avonmore Berry Farm since 1991 when they took over from David’s parents, who established the business in 1981. Today, the farm boasts 19 acres of “the best tasting strawberries you’ll ever find”, along with 12 acres of summer and fall raspberries, 5 acres of apples and 30 acres of vegetables.

Products:

strawberries, raspberries, apples, asparagus, beans, beets, carrots, sweet corn, cucumbers, garlic, gourds, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, wheat

Location:

16365 Fourth Rd. Avonmore, Ontario

Production Practices:

Integrated Pest Management, crop rotation, on-site bakery, family recipes

Buy & Savour:

On-site at The Pantry, pick-your-own-berries & fruit, Ottawa (Lansdowne), Main Street, Cornwall Seaway Valley, Long Sault & Maxville Farmers’ Markets

Contact:

613-346-2336
pam@avonmoreberryfarm.com
www.avonmoreberryfarm.com

 

Arc Acres

Arc Acres

Amber Payne

Arc Acres is a 4th generation family farm 15 minutes south of Ottawa. Amber practices sustainable agriculture through organic, biodynamic, and permaculture methods. She aims to achieve the highest quality food and food systems while regenerating the ecosystem by building soil fertility.

Amber is committed to raising the highest quality grass fed beef though holistic farming. She aims to regenerate life back into soils and water into aquifers by practicing intensive rotational grazing that benefits the land, cattle and local community. Cattle have unlimited access to high quality forages of diverse varieties, minerals including kelp, clean water, sunshine and fresh air, while growing at a natural pace. By allowing cattle to be within natural habitats, they are healthy animals and we have nutrient rich food.

Products:

Grass Fed Beef, Vegetables, Edible Flowers, Mushrooms

Location:

Manotick Station

Production Practices:

Organic, biodynamic, and permaculture practices

Buy & Savour:

CSA. Metcalfe and Ottawa Farmers Market

Contact:

613-324-0411                              Info@arcacres.ca
arcacres@hotmail.com
www.arcacres.ca https://www.facebook.com/Arc-Acres-1402248406654109/

 

Against The Grain

Against The Grain

Tony & Shelley Spruit

Against the Grain is a family owned and operated farm 30 minutes outside of Canada’s Capital. We’ve meticulously worked to establish and bring back a wide selection of 100% NON GMO heritage and new grains that can be grown locally.

Our unique flour blends, created from ancient grains grown locally are available to you straight from our farm, local farmers markets, and various retail locations. From field to fork, we ensure superior quality by maintaining strict control of the end to end process, including: seed selection, cultivating, planting, harvesting, cleaning and packaging.

Against the Grain is committed to supporting local farming, land stewardship, and biodiversity in Canada.

Products:

Barley flour, barley berries, purple corn flour, purple corn meal

Location:

2147 Jennings Road, Winchester, Ontario K0E 1S0

Production Practices:

NON GMO, heritage seed, local farming, organic, family owned

Buy & Savour:

Savour online, Byward Market, Landsdowne Farmer’s Market, Parkdale Farmer’s Market, farm gate

Contact:

613-406-1969 https://www.facebook.com/AgainstTheGrainFarms/
winchelsea@live.ca
www.againstthegrainfarms.ca

 

Acorn Creek Garden Farm

Acorn Creek Garden Farm

Andy & Cindy Terauds

Cindy Terauds began growing vegetables for sale at the age of six and has never looked back! She met Andy while both were studying agriculture at McGill University’s Macdonald College and together they determined that horticulture was going be their career. Since 1978 they have been operating Acorn Creek Garden Farm on 100 acres in Carp, fulfilling their dream, “growing and selling premium quality produce,” using sustainable agricultural practices.

The fruits and vegetables at Acorn Creek are personally hand picked “at their peak” or visitors may pick their own. At their farm market the Terauds also sell a unique array of ‘Naturally Cindy’s’ gourmet preserves prepared on site from Acorn Creek produce.
“We grow flavour,” is definitely the mantra at Acorn Creek.

A wide variety of locally adapted bedding plants, tasty herbs and delectable melons are grown regularly alongside experimental varieties that the Terauds hope to successfully adapt to our northern growing conditions. Of the 3000 varieties of fruits and vegetables they have grown over the years, only the best tasting make it to the farm gate.

Products:

850 tasty varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, melons, bedding plants, gourmet preserves

Location:

928 Oak Creek Rd., Carp, Ontario

Production Practices:

tile drained, trickle irrigated fields, IPM and crop rotation, personally picked produce, homemade preserves

Buy & Savour:

at the farm market, pick-your-own, and the Carp & Ottawa Farmers’ Markets

Contact:

613-836 2613                        terauds@acorncreek.ca
terauds@magma.ca
www.AcornCreek.com