WE ARE NOW GMO-FREE!

Pigs on FarmFinding livestock feed that does not contain GMO crops has become more and more difficult over the past 5 years.

Livestock feed produced with GMO crops used to make up 20% of the feed in 2011. In 2016, it makes up over 80% of the feed.

So last year I contracted my neighbour farmer to custom-grow the beans, barley and corn for the grain portion of my pigs’ diet using only non-GMO seed.

I am pleased to announce that as of this year, my pigs will be GMO-free!

CSA 2016 Open to New Members

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CSA IS SOLD OUT FOR 2016

Grass-fed beef, pastured pork and chicken

Community Shared Agriculture is an approach to growing and purchasing food products in which the farmer and consumer are working cooperatively. The customer enters into an agreement of purchase with the farmer prior to the start of the season. The farmer gains a guaranteed market; the consumer gains high quality food.

For details, please visit the CSA page and the pricing details.

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Farmers’ Markets Updates – New Location

You can find Upper Canada Heritage Meat on Saturdays in two locations:farmers market 2015 003 compressed

Westboro Farmers’ Market – corner of Richmond, Byron and Golden Av
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Main Farmers’ Market – Canadian Museum of Nature, McLeod and Metcalfe Av
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

And on Sundays:

Ottawa Farmers’ Market – Lansdowne Park
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

I have a great selection of pork, including chops, roasts, ribs, sausages, bacon, deli ham, and much more. Feel free to send me an email to heritagemeat@sympatico.ca to reserve your favourite cuts, or come on down to browse.

 

Note that I am no longer attending the Wednesday and Friday markets at Lansdowne Park.

Ottawa Farmers’ Market at Lansdowne Park

Aberdeen Pavilion

We are back at Lansdowne Park after 3 years in our temporary home at Brewer Park. The Farmers’ Market is back in its old footprint beside the Aberdeen Pavilion.

The Winter Market continues inside each Sunday from 10:00 to 3:00. As of May 3rd, we will be set up outdoors. Perhaps the snow will be gone by then.

New this Year

The Ottawa Farmers’ Market will run on 3 days:

Sundays          8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   (starting May 3rd)
Wednesdays    11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.   (starting May 6th)
Fridays            11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.   (starting May 8th)

 

CSA 2015 – Open to New Members

Community Shared (or Supported) Agriculture is an approach to growing and purchasing food products in which the farmer and consumer are working cooperatively. The customer enters into an agreement of purchase with the farmer prior to the start of the season. The farmer gains a guaranteed market; the consumer gains high quality food.

Pastured pork, beef and chicken. Full shares and half shares available.

For details, please visit the CSA page and the pricing details.

Where to Buy My Pork this Winter

Christmas Farmers’ Market

This Market is returning to its home in the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park. Look for my stall near the main entrance.

November 30th
December 6, 7
December 13, 14

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Winter Farmers’ Market

For the first time ever, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market will be open during the winter! Look for me in the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park.

Every Sunday, beginning January 11, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Time to Book Your Fall Freezer Order

Fall has crept up sooner than expected. Now it’s time to think about placing a freezer order. The pigs have been treated to lush pastures since May and are at their peak!

Whole Pig (approx. 160 – 200 lbs)                            $5.50/lb**

Half Pig  (approx. 80 – 100 lbs)                                 $5.50/lb**

Quarter Pig (approx. 40 – 50 lbs)                             $5.90/lb**

**hanging weight (expect about 15% weight loss due to trimming)

Learn more about Placing a Freezer Order.