Get to Know Us
After growing fruit conventionally for decades, we decided to make the transition to organic back in 2001. The decision to make this change was two fold. In response to climate change and the rapid depletion of resources, our family felt we needed to take a more sustainable approach to agriculture. By eliminating the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, inorganic fertilizers and by drastically reducing our reliance on fossil fuels we have brought our farm back into a more balanced relationship with our natural surroundings. Through the use of cover crops we have positively influenced soil tilth and biota. By preserving and maintaining shelter belts and wetlands, we share this land with many other creatures.
Our family also thought it was imperative to return to a more naturalized and balanced diet. It has become increasingly evident that todays fast and prepared food diet has directly influenced the occurrence of many diseases in both adults and children. What has also become apparent is that many compounds required to maintain a healthy body are absent or appear in reduced quantities in our factory farmed and well travelled foods.
Our goal is to farm this land in a manner that provides the greatest health benefits with the least negative impact on our environment. Every opportunity we are given to positively impact our environment we will take. We also welcome the opportunity to share this experience and wonderful food with our family, friends and neighbours and look forward to helping with the return of healthy, local food.
See you this season!
- The Passafiume Family
All About Organics Farm
Get to Know Our Team
The Organics Farm Crew
Over the years, we have been very privileged to have the help of our children and their amazing group of friends. Together and with the addition of some amazing help we've found, Organics has grown into a great farm family. We're always keeping an eye out for people to join our team!
(Or at least one of them.....)
Those of you who have visited our farm have probably come across one of our three dogs who call our farm home. You may have seen Chopper our Great Dane hiding in the bushes. Who's he hiding from? Barley our Newfoundlander but mostly Maggie, our new Great Dane puppy. She's a handful!
The Other Beasts....
Cattle and Pigs
Over the years we have raised everything from chickens to cows...some of you who have visited will probably recall our troop of piglets that had a love of apples and selfies with customers. After years of raising our animals we're taking a little break for now. We hope to raise animals again in the future.