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Are you: 
a local farm
Contact person: 
Glenn or Merydth
Phone number: 
613-264-5071
Email address: 
mckenzieorganicfarm@gmail.com
Location: 
Drummond Concession 8A
Closest community: 
Balderson

With our young family in tow, we have taken on a lovely 93-acre farm on a fertile hillside roughly half way between Perth and Lanark, just east of Balderson.

Since the summer of 2013, we have sold eggs from hens provided certified organic feed (and free-ranged on grass and bugs in the growing season). This year we have a limited number of broiler chickens raised on pasture as well as grass-fed beef.

Our practices are consciously in line with those required by organic certifying bodies, although we have not certified to date due to the cost.

We are members of the Canadian Organic Growers and are registered with the National Farmers' Union.

 

Products: 
non-certified organic beef, chickens and eggs; hopefully vegetables in the future
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Are you: 
a local farm
Contact person: 
Tina Frayne and David Gunthorpe
Phone number: 
(613)264-9995
Email address: 
info@lambchop.ca
Location: 
419 Althorpe Road, about 10 minutes west of Perth
Closest community: 
Perth

 

At Ffyniant Ffarm, we pride ourselves in raising animals the all natural way.  Since 2004, we have been building our flock of sheep consisting mainly of pure Romney and Romney crosses.  This dual purpose breed provides us with lean lamb and thick wool perfect for hand-spinning.  Our animals are always treated with respect and given the best care, resulting in premium quality lamb with a wonderfully delicious flavour.
Our signature items include gourmet lamb burgers prepared in four exciting varieties, and jumbo lamb sausages in many delicious flavours.  All of our products are made with fresh local ingredients and contain no preservatives or additives.  Perfect for a special summer BBQ!
Whole lamb is cut and wrapped by a local abbattoir to your specification, and available for pick up at the farm. Orders are pre-booked anytime and will be ready September through December.  Whole lamb freezer packages are also available, each package contains one whole lamb cut to our specification, ready for your freezer.
Freezer lamb and free-range eggs are available year round at our farm gate.  Visit our website for more details.

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Naturally raised lamb available year round as freezer cuts, sausages, and gourmet lamb burgers.  Whole lamb cut to order available September - December.  Raw wool, lambskins, and farm fresh eggs.
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Are you: 
a local farm
Contact person: 
Titia Posthuma
Phone number: 
613-268-2248
Email address: 
tposthuma@storm.ca
Location: 
Old Brooke Road in the Brooke Valley
Closest community: 
Maberly/Brooke

The story of Ravensfield begins with the European settlement of this area in the 1840s and 50s. The rocky Canadian Shield soil was forest-covered: white pine, oak, maple. For the immigrants trying to establish a farm, the mighty trees were a serious problem: they needed cleared land, and the easiest way they knew to deal with the forest was to set fire to it.
This style of agriculture has been practiced since antiquity. From a present day perspective, the ecological cost to the ecosystem is far too great to justify it. But settlers were desperate for food and unable to adapt quickly from the version of agriculture they had known in Europe. So the forest fires in Lanark County burned, some literally for years.
A forgiveness is needed here. As humans we are able to act quickly and have immense impact on ecosystems. Our brains, much as we think so highly of  them, seem less capable of foreseeing the consequences of our actions, and our hearts are not always large enough to care about the bigger picture, or the future, or other humans, present and future, or other species.
The settlers soon learned that the soil under the oaks was thin. Rock close to the surface, crops that grew well only for a few years and thereafter dwindled as the soil nutrients were used up. Yet the human imperative continued: a farm of 100 acres was expected to have 12 cows (plus offspring) if the farmer was to be respected in society.

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Organic vegetables, wide range:Kingston MarketSaturdays from May 1 to Nov 1Tues. and Thurs. from Aug. 1 to Thanksgiving CSA Weekly Vegetable Boxes:  20 weeks of veggies from late June to end Oct.Large shares-$500 per season, small shares $320.Perth: Wednesday afternoons, delivered anywhere in Perth or on my route in to PerthKingston: Pickup at Kingston Market Sat. morn. before noonWe also sell some produce through Foodsmiths in Perth, Ont. Organic  Tamworth Pork Pork freezer orders:1/2: custom cut to your specifications; appr. 100 lbs.Variety packs: 20 lbs. and 50 lbs. Sausage--farmer's and Hot ItalianCheck availability for lard, rendered and not rendered Purebred Tamworth weaner pigs.
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Are you: 
a local farm
Contact person: 
Jeff and Karen Wright
Phone number: 
613-267-7930
Email address: 
jkwright@storm.ca
Location: 
5615 Hwy 43 Perth 6 km from Perth and 13 km from Smiths Falls
Closest community: 
Perth

Cedar View Dorpers is owned by Jeff and Karen Wright and their three children Natasha, Katrina, and Jarrett.  Since 1998, the Wrights have raised Dorpers, a hair sheep with thickly muscled hind quarters and long loins. Dorpers are renowned for their mild and tender meat.
Currently the flock consists of 100 ewes, full blood and percentage.The sheep graze on about 60 acres of the 180 acre farm. The Wrights produce their own hay and purchase grain from neighbouring farmers.
In addition to running the farm, Jeff and Karen both work other fulltime jobs and participate in the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency's sheep health program.  Half of lamb production is sold as breeding stock to other producers and half are sold for meat at local sales barn or through direct lamb sales at the farm.  All lamb is processed at Rideau Meats in Smtihs Falls.
Lamb is available by individual cuts such as leg roasts, loin chops, racks, sausage, shanks, ground and premade lamb burgers.

Products: 
Lamb cuts, leg roasts, loin chops, racks, sausage, shanks, ground and lamb burgers.
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Are you: 
a local farm
Contact person: 
Dan Ribbink
Phone number: 
613-267-9848
Email address: 
elmark@ripnet.com
Location: 
5968 County Road 43
Closest community: 
Perth

Elmark Farms is a 4th generation 230-acre family farm. It began as a conventional 40 cow dairy farm and now produces pastured poultry (chickens and turkeys) as well as pork, lamb, beef, and eggs. The rotational grazing system also includes custom grazing of cattle and horses from other farms.
Dan is passionate about intensive grazing and its benefits. Intensive grazing is a method of rotational pasturing that has a high animal-to-acreage ratio. When managed properly, the animals are moved every 12 to 24 hours to a new plot so as not to be detrimental to either the land or the animals. In addition, since most worms are species-specific (i.e. horse worms have no impact on cattle), by grazing different animals over the same ground, less harmful worms are ingested. Organic matter in the soil also increases which translates into increased water holding capacity. This is especially important in Elmark Farms' shallow soils. And finally, this method of husbandry allows the animals to be in their natural habitat while being protected from predators. As a result, Dan finds that the land is able to give the same production value without the inputs he used to need, and the nutrients stay—or increase--in the soil.
Modeling his methods after those of Joel Salatin, a pioneer in grass based farming and people friendly food, Dan believes strongly that in allowing animals to behave in the way nature intended produces healthier, more contented animals. For example, chickens love to scratch in the dirt to find bugs, horses like to continuously graze, and cows find comfort in lying down in a grassy pasture.
In the end, rotational grazing produces a better product and the animals, environment, and families benefit.

Products: 
grass-fed chicken and turkeys, pork and eggs. Order meat at the beginning of the season (March - April). Custom grazing, Gallagher electric fence supplies, riding lessons and boarding.
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Contact person: 
William and Heather Griffith
Phone number: 
613-283-6388
Email address: 
aaafarm@canada.com
Location: 
R.R.#4, 514 County Rd. 1, Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 4S5
Closest community: 
Smiths Falls

William and Heather Griffith own and operate Triple A Farm. The farm has been operating since 1985 and for the past 14 years William and Heather have specialized in raising Emus. Triple A Farm distributes Emu & You skin care products including: emu oil, lotions, day and night facial creams, and bath soap. Emu meat, oil, and crafts are available at their Farm Store, at Carp Farmer's Market, and at selected retail stores.

Products: 
emu meat, skin care products
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Contact person: 
Rosemary Kralik
Phone number: 
613 268-9999
Email address: 
rosemary@abrushwithimmortality.com
Location: 
113 Clarendon Rd. at the Kingston Line
Closest community: 
Between Elphin & Maberly

Tiraislin Fold is a 722-acre farm in Lanark Highlands, 100km west of Ottawa, where Rosemary Kralik raises Tibetan Yak, Highland Cattle, Sheep, Goats & occasional Tamworth pork. Rosemary is an exponent of Freedom Food; all the animals are pasture raised, with free access to browse and forage.
The most important promise she makes to them is that they will have a happy, healthy life, and when their time comes, she accompanies each in comfort, calm, and quiet. Kralik is convinced that the meat from happy, strong animals makes a huge difference to one’s health. People often visit to experience the marvel of the animals’ presence and interactions.

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Yak, Highland beef, lamb, goat, available in roasts, stew, chops, minced, sausages, salami, soup bones, tallow, wool yarn, pelts, hides, fleeces, paintings, sculpture & Portraits on commission .
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Are you: 
a local farm
Contact person: 
Sarah Mackenzie and Eric Stewart
Phone number: 
613-284-0578
Email address: 
sarah@hollyhockgrange.ca
Location: 
577 Kitley Line 1, Smiths Falls, On K7A 4S5
Closest community: 
Smiths Falls

Eric and Sarah moved to their 100-acre farm near Smiths Falls in 2000 and put considerable work into restoring the fields and outbuildings that had been unused for decades as well as into creating a market garden plot, all using organic methods. They began selling produce at the Perth Farmers’ Market in 2001 and at the same time bought a small flock of sheep.
Though not certified, Eric and Sarah work diligently to maintain the quality of the soil through composting, mulching and organic pest control. Sheep manure is used to increase fertility in the soil and the waste from the garden goes back to the sheep. The farm is full of bees, frogs, snakes, worms, birds and butterflies that enjoy a pesticide-free environment. Farm volunteers work in exchange for learning about small-scale farming and sustainable agriculture.

Products: 
lamb, vegetables (salad, greens, beans, snow peas, beets, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, cucumber and others), eggs
Are you: 
a local farm
Contact person: 
Liz Dickie and Denis Gagnon
Phone number: 
613 519-6862
Email address: 
eliden@elidenfarm.com
Location: 
13351 Co. Rd. 15, RR2, Merrickville (7 km south of Merrickville)
Closest community: 
Merrickville

Producing local food since 1993 for sale at Farmers' Markets, we are now selling from the farm gate as well as offering CSA baskets .  Open Saturday mornings, we offer many organically grown vegetables and garlic; as well as organic free range chicken eggs, organically fed pork, chicken , veal and grass fed Dexter beef!
Come and see us any Saturday morning, from May until October or call to arrange your CSA basket, 1/2 and full shares available.
Call us for a visit any time!
See you at the farm!”  Liz and Denis

Products: 
vegetables, CSA baskets, free-range eggs, pork, chicken, veal, and grass-fed Dexter beef
Are you: 
a local farm
Contact person: 
Richard and Cheryl Allan
Phone number: 
(613) 326-0573
Email address: 
rcallan@battleriverbison.ca
Location: 
15593 Hwy 7, R.R. 6 Perth, ON K7H3C8
Closest community: 
Perth

Battle River Bison is named after a river that runs through several family farms in Alberta. Richard Allan brought his dreams to Ontario when he, his wife Cheryl and their two children made Drummond Centre just outside of Perth their new home.
Since 2006, they have raised bison for meat while working to make their land once again, farmable. “These beautiful animals are a joy to watch and we encourage everyone to bring their camera and stay for a visit,” says Richard. Animals raised at Battle River Bison are free of steroids and growth hormones.
The meat is sold at the Carp Farmers Market, Foodsmiths (Perth), Garden Market (Smiths Falls) and the Natural Food Pantry (Kanata). If you are dining check out the Dalhousie Lake Restaurant in McDonalds Corners for our burgers. Farm-gate sales are also available.
Among the many health benefits of bison are, low levels of cholesterol and fat and high levels of omega 3 fatty acids, as well as iron.
Members of: Canadian Organic Association, Ontario Bison Association, Canadian Bison Association

Products: 
bison meat
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