dried herbs

Are you: 
a local farm
Contact person: 
Ali Gangnier Ross
Phone number: 
613 264 0809
Email address: 
swallowtailfarm@storm.ca
Location: 
2191 Bathurst 5th Concession, Perth, ON
Closest community: 
Perth

Swallowtail Farm is a family farm-based small business. 

Ali Gangnier Ross and Glenn Gangnier along with our children began our adventure at Swallowtail Farm on the Scotch Line near Perth almost 10 years ago.

Our home farm location has recently changed locations to 2191 Bathurst 5th Concession where we focus on growing great garlic.

For more than 10 years we have been committed to growing organic, award winning heirloom garlic, for planting (seed garlic) or culinary purposes (table or eating garlic). We also offer delicious garlic sauces, spreads, pestos and organic garlic powders and spice blends. We typically grow 10 varieties of hardneck and softneck garlic.

You'll find us at the farm, farmers market or a garlic festival near you. 

Find us on Facebook    https://www.facebook.com/SwallowtailFarmOrganic/

Products: 
Garlic Scapes,Seed Garlic, Garlic Braids, Table Garlic, Garlic Powders, Garlic Spice Blends, Garlic Sauces, Pestos, Garlic Spreads, Garlic Jellies,
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.

Products: 
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: 
Aaron and Samantha Klinck
Phone number: 
613-275-1917
Email address: 
info@funnyduckfarms.com
Location: 
963 Morrison Road, R.R. #3 Jasper
Closest community: 
Eastons Corners/Jasper

Welcome to Funny Duck Farms! We are a small, diverse, certified organic farm that does not use any soybeans in our animal feeds. We are striving to create a sustainable system wherein we produce all our livestock feeds on farm, and traditionally grain fed animals (like pigs and chickens) are converted to forage eating instead. Out in our pastures and woodlands are where you will find our laying hens, ducks, broilers and heritage pigs, beef & dairy cows. Pasture raised animals provide excellent, nutritious food for people without harming the land, the environment, or resorting to the use of chemicals and medications. All of our certified organic feed rations used to supplement our animals are free of soybeans. We are pleased to be Canada's only year round certified organic Whole Farm CSA. Our CSA runs 50 weeks of the year. Shares include a bit of everything grown on the farm: certified organic beef, pork, chicken, duck, lamb, all you can eat eggs, honey, maple syrup, veggies, some fruits, and herbs both culinary and medicinal. We have limited spaces for the 2016 season, please contact us if you would like to be on our waiting list.

Funny Duck Farms is a family owned and operated 224 acre farm Certified Organic by ProCert-Organic Systems.

Products: 
Our farm fresh foods are available through our Whole Farm CSA only. We also offer an Organic & Natural Food Co-op buying club. Farm tours can be arranged if you would like to learn more about how the sun is connected to the grass and soil, which are connected to the cows, chickens, and pigs, which are connected to the gardens, which are all connected to our health. Any fresher, and you’d have to slap us!