- Increasing your understanding of where your food comes from and how it’s grown
- Reducing your carbon footprint and supporting more environmentally friendly farming practices
- Supporting the local economy and encouraging a sense of community
- Increasing the health benefits and flavour of your food
- Improving food security
Many families are now choosing to join this growing movement by purchasing part or all of their groceries from a local source.
A list of local farms in the Merrickville-Wolford area is provided below. Each farm offers a choice of services from CSAs to home-cooked prepared meals, and many offer tours so you can see for yourself whether their practices meet your needs. Contact them to find out more about their products and open yourself up to a whole new range of possibilities.
Did you know? Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a food production and distribution system that directly connects farmers and their customers. People pay upfront at the beginning of the season for their shares of a farm's harvest and then receive a portion of the crops as they are harvested. Check the list below for farms that offer CSAs.
If you know of a farm that we may want to add to the list, please contact us at: info@sustainableMW.org.
Local Farms and Community Gardens
- Offering wholesale, and retail purchase options for flour, whole grains, and baking mixes, and traditional Mexican corn nachos.
- Produce is sold in stores and restaurants with some bulk orders offered for delivery or pick-up, contact the farm for more information.
- A CSA program is available with home delivery or pick up options.
- A farm stand is located at the corner of Flycreek and Jellyby road from May to October with market vegetables, transplants, and flowers
- Preserves and savoury pies are available at the Brockville Farmers Market from May to December.
- A CSA program is available; produce is also available for sale to local restaurants and at local farmers' markets. Delivery is available at a flat rate to Brockville and the surrounding area; locations beyond can contact the farm to make arrangements.
- Weekly free deliveries are provided to customers in Ottawa/Gatineau and Brockville, or orders can be picked up at the farm in Brockville. Visit the farm website for more information.
- A CSA program is available; produce is also sold through local businesses, e.g., at Healthily Ever After in Merrickville.
- Honey is available for pick up from the farm or at Healthily Ever After and the Sunday Market in Merrickville; deliveries may be available depending on location.
- Sold directly from the farm.
- Weekly orders can be purchased via the website with free local Friday deliveries to Merrickville and Kemptville.
- Added to their offerings for 2020 are prebuilt cedar raised beds that include delivery and growing support for the 2020 season.
- A CSA program is available; produce will also available at local farmers’ markets when they are open; check for updates on their Facebook page including the possibility of an online farmers' market.
Windchime FarmWindchime Farm, a small family enterprise, raising grass-fed Belted Galloway Beef and Shropshire Lamb for the health conscious consumer's table.
- For more information, contact email@example.com