About Us Growers of mixed vegetables since 1997 90% of our product is direct marketed Vendor at Pembroke Farmers'Market mid-June to thanksgiving since 1998
Practices (our standards for raising or making our products) We are not organic but limit chemical use wherever and whenever possible. Mechanical weed control, insect traps, crop rotation, cover and green manure cropping are employed. Inputs are purchased, if available, from local (Renfrew County) suppliers who employ local people and buy from local producers.
Buying through the Ottawa Valley Food Co-op (OVFC) is important to me. By making a monthly pick up, I not only save on gas driving around the county picking up food, I know where it comes from. Having a relationship with producers, close by, means that if I have a concern about a product I know where to go for answers. Local producers live in the community and pay taxes here. They are invested and that feels right. I also have a better chance at obtaining food and products that are more healthful and less likely to harm me and the place I live.