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Welsh Bros.

Scotland, Ontario

In the year 2001 we planted our first crop of organic asparagus. It is now half of our total asparagus production. This has been an interesting experience to see how to grow a crop we were very familiar with in an entirely different manner. No longer able to rely on chemical fertilizers or pesticides we have begun using cover crops of rye, and Dutch white clover in between the rows of asparagus to suppress weed growth. We have also started using organic compost for fertilizer. We think these measures have helped us produce a premium quality asparagus without the environmental impact of the conventional.

Our story

The Welsh family has been farming in Southwestern Ontario since 1855! They specialise in GMO-free sweet corn, conventional and certified organic asparagus and Jamaican Pumpkins. Their strategy has been to focus on a few crops, on a very large scale. They sell mainly to the Toronto Food Terminal, but also directly off the farm. They just started growing organic asparagus in 2001. It now is half their total asparagus production, and we're very happy to help grow this proportion as much as we can! The asparagus we get from them is certified organic by Pro-Cert.

Welsh Bros.
Scotland, Ontario
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