Since our foundation as a company we have been committed to buying directly from local farmers. Over the years we have developed long-term relationships to enable us to source as much of our produce as possible from the following farms:
Roots and Shoots – Ste.Cecile de Masham, QCwww.rootsandshootsfarm.ca
Ferme Aux Pleines Saveurs – St-André-Avellin, QC
Founded in 2002 by Martin Turcot and Chantale Vaillancourt, the Ferme Aux Pleines Saveurs has been committed to organic agriculture since day one. Martin and Chantale, both from a long line of farmers, take the utmost care of the soil upon which they farm to ensure that future generations can also continue to farm it. Located less than 100 kilometres from Ottawa, all their fruits and vegetables are certified organic by Quebec Vrai.
Les Serres D’outaouais
A social enterprise greenhouse operation that grows organic produce year round while providing employment for adults with disabilities located in Buckingham, Quebec. We offer their tomatoes, peppers and eggplants in the spring, summer and fall. Les Serres will be playing with some winter crops this year and we look forward to adding these to our weekly offer!
The founders of Bluegrass Farm have an exciting vision, to extend the local growing season, to offset produce imports and to keep food dollars local. We share this vision and are excited to offer their greenhouse greens right through the winter.
Ontario and Quebec organic Dairy, Eggs and Meat
A real old-fashion farm” is how we describe Aubin Farm where they raise cattle,sheep, chickens and turkeys. They also manage a large market garden and greenhouse. Their small mixed farm is able to sustain a “no waste, closed loop” practice by utilizing our livestock manure and composted garden waste. This eliminates the need for chemical fertilizers. Aubin Farm believes that farmers must accept the responsibilities of environmental stewardship and make every effort to fulfill their obligation. You can find Aubin beef and lamb on the store.
Harmony Organics – Dairy
Harmony Organic Milk is brought to market by 14 organic family dairy farms from Southern Ontario. Committed to organic agriculture and sustainable business practices Harmony is one of the few companies offering organic milk in glass bottles.
Ferme des Voltigeurs – Organic Chicken
The Ferme des Voltigeurs is a second-generation family-owned farm in Drummondville, Quebec that supplies us with delicious organic chicken products, certified by Ecocert.
Agape Gardens – Artizen Kombucha and Bone Broth
Agape Gardens was founded in 2012 with a goal of creating a land-based, sustainable lifestyle. What started off as offering a variety of vegetables and kale chips at the Perth farmer’s market grew to an established line of foods and beverages: ArtiZen Kombucha in bottles and on tap, ArtiZen Bone broth, ArtiZen Fermentory! Now available across Ottawa, Ottawa Valley and Kingston.