We sell to and source local products from a variety of small community businesses including restaurants, retailers and other farms.
Half Moon Herbals
Farm & Apothecary
Nikola Barsoum is a certified Community Herbalist, Permaculture Designer, Ecological Farmer, and owner of Half Moon Herbals. She offers monthly Learnng Circles, a Medicine Garden Mentorship program, and Permaculture Consultations for urban and rural locations. Nikola has been running her small-scale ecological operation at Fertile Ground since 2021.
The Caring Mushroom
Eric of The Caring Mushroom grows a variety of mushrooms in the Waterloo Region: oysters, chestnuts, shiitake and more. He offers an optional mushroom share add-on for CSA members who would like to receive a 1/2lb of mushrooms with their weekly veggies.
Andrea of Brookfront Farm sources stone fruits from Palatine Farms in Niagara. Although not organic, the trees are not sprayed after fruit set and pests are managed through IPM (Integrated Pest Management) practices. CSA members are able to order fruit through Brookfront Farms for delivery to CSA pick-ups through the summer months.
Laepple Organic Farm
All of our CSA potatoes are grown at Linda and Fritz Laepple's certified organic farm just outside of Ayr. The Laepples grow excellent potatoes - much better than our sandy soil will ever produce - and have the equipment to do it without breaking backs like we would. They also provide us with straw to mulch our garlic.
Vernon took over Bowman's Organic Produce in Wallenstein a couple of years ago and specializes in fall storage crops. Fall crops have always been a challenge for us to manage at our farm as their mid-summer planting schedule comes while we're often overwhelmed with big CSA harvests, drought and weeds. We've been so happy to contract him to grow some of the fall crops for our CSA, including leeks, cabbage, celeriac, onions and sweet potatoes. His vegetables are of fabulous quality and he is pleased to be supporting another local farm rather than trucking his crops to Toronto.
Each season Darrell raises a different assortment of pastured chicken, ducks, pigs and grass-fed beef. He sells organic (non-certified) meat to CSA members as available. Darrell gets damaged veggies and scraps to use as animal feed (and helps with some of our infrastructure maintenance and tractor work too!)
Mike and Debbie Loepp farm in Wellesley where they grow field squash as well as tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers in their greenhouses. They've been growing squash for our CSA since 2009! Kingwood Farm is a Certified Organic operation.
Find our vegetables for sale at these fabulous local establishments:
Eat our vegetables, deliciously prepared, here: