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The farmers, the farms (en français très bientôt!)

The following is a list of the farms we work with. I am happy to say they are all farms in the most traditional sense of the word.  They consist of land that is mostly green in the summer and snow covered in the winter and animals that graze and roam and live like they were meant too when it is nice out, and are provided with shelter that permits them to carry out their animalish behaviours and predilections when it’s cold out. They are managed by people that have particular ideas about how agriculture should be practiced and who have chosen a style of farming that is different from the mainstream style. They work hard and have to find a niche market for their product, and I think often about how nice it is that we found them and that they found us. Some of them are farmers that hail from many generations of farmers, and some are people who have carved new paths midway through life, having already lived a whole other life doing something nothing to do with farming. When you come to our shop you can ask us whose pork or whose beef we have that week, and we will be able to tell you. I’m not sure how many people realize how unusual that is. It’s what makes this work exciting for us, and is hopefully one of the reasons you keep coming back.

Les Viandes Rheintal

http://www.rheintal.ca/fr/

Sebastien Angers and Guilaine Buecheli raise organic pigs, finish organic beef for other organic beef producers, grow all feed for their animals, and produce a range of charcuterie and transformed products.

Ferme Riverview

http://www.fermeriverviewfarm.ca/

Robert Meyer and Isabelle Guibert raise Angus beef on their farm in Boileau in the Outaouais region of Québec.

 

Ferme Priestcreek

http://priestcreekfarms.com/fr/index.php

Neilon Donovan Jr. and Tammy McGarry raise Angus beef and pure bred Australian Cattle dogs at their farm in Poltimore in the Gatineau region of Québec.

Ferme Claunik

http://www.boeufbiologique.com/

IMG_1381IMG_1372Claude Pelletier raises organic Angus beef at his farm in Rivière-Bleue in the Bas-St-Laurent region of Québec.

Ferme Lamont

http://www.fermesvalens.ca/david.html

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Jackie Lamb’s farm in Godmanchester, Québec is one of the farms that make up Valens cooperative. She raises organic Dorset  lamb.

 

Ferme le Crepuscule

https://www.fermelecrepuscule.com/

Jean-Pierre Clavet raises organic chicken and turkey and runs a Cabane à Sucre on his farm in Yamachiche in the Laurentides region of Québec.

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Ferme Peabody

http://www.peabodyfarm.com/fr/

IMG_0115 IMG_0107 IMG_0110Pierre Laframboise and Linda Marsters raise pastured pigs on their farm in Low in la Vallée de la Gatineau region of Quebec.

Ferme des Arpents Roses

http://www.fermedesarpentsroses.com/wordpress/

Ludovic Beauregard and his partners grow organic vegetables, produce maple syrup and and raise pigs in the warm season on their farm in Ste-Mélanie in the Lanaudière region of Québec.

Ferme Au Pied Levé

http://www.aupiedleve.ca/



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Marie-Thérèse Bonnichon raises small numbers of pigs, highland cattle, wild turkey, guinea fowl, ducks, geese, and goats (!) on her farm in Magog, in the Estrie region of Québec.

 

Ferme Blackview

http://blackviewfarm.com/

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In Listowell, Ontario, Northwest of Toronto, deep in Mennonite country, Bill Parke is a third generation farmer on his land. He raises Angus beef, pigs, and various heritage breed poultry.