This certified organic farm is run by the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, "a place of peace committed to fostering an ecological way of life for the well-being of land and people". Their mission is to become a model for organic agricuture and mentor organic growers. Not only does this certified organic farm have 3 acres of community garden plots available for anyone in the community who wishes to farm according to the Canada Organic Standard, but they also rent full acreages out as well. Past farming enterprises have included certified organic fruit trees, hardwood nurseries, livestock, garlic and hops!
Alongside the community garden plots and acreage rentals, they run a 19 acre organic vegetable garden and CSA, and offer internships through CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farming Training) as well as their own Ignatius Farm internship program. The Centre itself is also very active, offering various spiritual and ecological workshops and retreats. They have over 15 kilometers of trails open to the public, situated on 93-acres that is protected by a Conservation Easement with the Ontario Farmland Trust. In short, this is an amazing organization we're very excited to be partnering with!
Certified organic by Eco-Cert.