Ever since David was 5 years old he knew he wanted to farm. Dave grew up on a conventional hog farm with his parents, two brothers and two sisters. David and his brother Murray eventually formed a partnership with their dad and in time allowed their dad to retire and formed a two way partnership. At that time the farm included a 110 sow farrow- to- finish operation and a 30 cow- calf operation.
David and Murray started transitioning the farm to organic in the mid 1990’s. In 2001, the farm had its first organic beef to sell. In 2004, David and Murray divided the operation to farm with their own families. David and Sandra took over the beef operation and Murray and his wife, Carolyn, the hog operation.
David and Sandra added pastured chickens and turkeys to their beef operation and worked at marketing their products through the Dieppe and Kingston Peninsula Farmer Markets.
After 10 years going to Farmer's Markets we transitioned to monthly deliveries, allowing for more time on the farm and less time marketing. This has been a positive change for the whole family.
David and Sandra are parents to Marta, Jacob and Daniel who have grown up on the farm and have always been integrally involved. The children have been homeschooled since 2007, which has allowed them to take on their own roles on the farm. Marta grew vegetables for Market and then ran her own CSA vegetable program for 4 years before leaving home. She is now married and living in Winnipeg, MB and continues to enjoy growing vegetables there. Jacob managed his own goat herd for years and is now working full time on the farm with us. Daniel is finishing up his homeschooling years along with working on the farm and raising rabbits.
As a family we enjoy living, learning and working together.
We believe healthy food starts with healthy soil. A healthy soil is rich in biological activity, organic matter and is balanced with a full complement of vitamins and minerals. We believe animals and people are healthier when fed food grown from healthy soil.
We also believe that it is important for people to know how and where their food is produced. Much food value can be lost in the processing and handling of food products. When food is purchased direct from the farmer you benefit by knowing the freshness and quality of the food you are purchasing. Direct purchasing also supports the local economy and helps to maintain the health of our traditional rural communities.
We are pleased to be able to grow and produce for you high quality products that we feel you and your family will enjoy.