Organic farms in Southwestern Ontario are gearing up for their summer growing season. There are so many compelling reasons to eat organic – including fewer pesticides & heavy metals, more healthy fats, and more antioxidants. In addition to the health benefits – eating local organic food benefits neighbourhood farmers.
In Southwestern Ontario there is no shortage of organic growers. We have featured farms from Stratford to Kitchener that you can visit today to purchase organic produce, meat, dairy, and more!
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Martin’s Family Fruit Farm
“Farming is hard work. But at Martin’s Family Fruit Farm it has been a labour of love for nearly two centuries. Here in our orchards, at the heart of Ontario’s beautiful countryside, we bring our passion to growing the most flavourful, richly colourful and extra–crisp apples you’ll find anywhere. Our promise of quality and freshness extends to customer service that has made Martin’s one of the largest apple growers, packers and shippers in Canada.
The Martin family has farmed these Ontario lands since 1820. The apple growing part of our history began with a suggestion from Branko Premlec, a Yugoslavian exchange student with a background in horticulture. Branko and Leighton Martin agreed that the region’s combination of warm summer sunshine, adequate rainfall, rich soil and cool autumn nights would be perfect for producing the sweet, juicy apples that the Martin’s Family has become famous for. With a future full of fine apple varieties in mind, they planted their first trees and waited patiently for them to mature.”
“At Organic Oasis our goal is to re-connect people to their food source. Real food, sustainably grown. Our farm is certified organic by Eco-Cert so you can have every confidence that the produce you’re purchasing is free from toxic chemicals. Yet there is so much more to it than that! Farming from a holistic perspective is the approach we take. Our work space isn’t a sterilized clean cubicle, but rather one teeming with microbial life.
The rustic 1800’s building was possibly the original barn on the property, with some of the beams even coming from the old log house. It was later used as a shed to house farm machinery and has now become home to Organic Oasis Farm store. We left the original hand-hewn beams exposed to try and preserve as much of the original character, as possible, while adding a fresh new look. Our store is open Tuesday to Saturday offering you the bounties of each season. Spring brings organic seedlings for your home garden. Summer and fall offer an abundance of fresh garden produce. And winter provides you with bounty from our greenhouses.”
“Fertile Ground is a small, organic farm offering a bounty of vegetable goodness! If fresh, local & organic food gets you excited we’ll probably get along. We produce vegetables and eggs at our farm, and offer pastured meats and cut flowers through our partners. We’re located just west of Waterloo.”
“Vibrant Farms has been certified organic for 32 years and we continue to raise organic grass fed & finished beef and pasture-raised poultry without the use of hormones, antibiotics and medications. We also carry local farmer’s pork and lamb various times throughout the year.
Visit our online store where you can shop 24 hours a day from the comfort of your home. We look forward to assisting you and ensuring you find the right product or package for your budget, household size & freezer space capacity.
Our team prides themselves on making it easy to purchase meats direct from the farm – walking alongside you to ensure you have a positive customer experience.”
Lynn River Farm
“My Grandparents had a small farm just outside of Stratford where my Grandma always had a magnificent garden. They had cows, some horses, a small acreage of land and lived what seemed to me a simpler life. My husband and I purchased this land in June 2009 with efforts to fix up the house built around 1836, bring back life inside the barn and in hopes to also try and live a simpler life.
We believe in farming as naturally as possible, all our animals have access to outdoors, fresh air and sunshine. We use certified organic seeds and non-GMO. We are excited to announce we [are] Organically Certified!”
Laepple Organic Farms
“We sell our quality organic product directly from the farm. Our farm is located just a short drive from Kitchener, Waterloo, New Hamburg, Baden, and Cambridge. We would love to have you to the farm to purchase our organic beef and potatoes. If you would like to come at another time, please call first and we will be happy to accommodate you.”
Plan B Organic Farms
“Plan B Organic Farm was established in 1997 by Rodrigo Venturelli, Alvaro Venturelli and Melanie Golba. This will be our 19th season growing organic produce here at our 50 acre farm in Flamborough. Our farm is Certified Organic by OCCP-Pro-Cert Canada. What we do:
Grow: 30 acres of vegetables, fruits, greens, & herbs using Certified Organic farm management practices in accordance with the Canadian Organic Standard in harmony with our local ecosystem.
Gather: Find and build relationships with other certified organic farmers across Southern Ontario to bring their delicious food to our customers through our Multi-Farm CSA program.
Share: Share our farm, our story, & our expertise with our community through School Tours, New Farmer Internships, On Farm Events, and at Community Events, Public Speaking Engagements, & Community Project Consultations.”
Stevanus Family Farm
“Our family is the fourth generation of produce farmers that have sold at local markets since 1921. You could say growing vegetables is in our blood.
In 1999 we purchased the family farm and became part-time produce farmers. Our theory was that if we grow produce the way we like it, others may like it too.”
Hilltop Acres Poultry
“We strive to provide the freshest meat and poultry products possible to you and your family. We believe in going the extra mile to respond to our customers’ needs, whether it’s catering to food allergies or bringing in new products like pies or in season vegetables to help them get a better shopping experience.
To make sure you get the best possible products, we hold our suppliers to strict quality standards. Almost everything we sell is wheat, gluten and lactose free, and we don’t tumble our poultry products in salt water.”
If you live in the central Stratford area, Soiled Reputation can deliver to your door! Eating delicious, local produce year-round, was never so easy! There’s no money up front, and there’s no extra charge for this service. You’re billed monthly or bi-monthly.
Soiled Reputation is committed to producing gourmet-quality, organic produce year-round, so we ask our customers who sign up for this service, to try us for one year. Want to get even closer to your food? Come out to the farm!
McCully’s Hill Farm Market
McCully’s Hill Farm specializes in the production of maple products, natural meats, home-made baking and preserves, and garden fresh produce such as sweet corn, pumpkins and other vegetables. Our farm Market is the retail outlet for these products, and is also the Visitors’ Centre for individual and group tours.
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