Values Based Food and Agriculture.

Values Based Food and Agriculture.
We are a small family farm that are driven by our values, and we strive to base every decision on our belief that people, animals and the earth need to be treated with respect. This often includes not doing things the easy way or the fast way. It means looking to our agricultural past to see what knowledge they can pass on and it also means looking to the future to see what new organic and harmonious agricultural practices can help us maintain our values. We are proud to say that:

•We believe that we are stewards of the land and that we should leave it in a better state than when we got it. We do our best to work with Mother Nature and not against it.

•We believe that our children and grandchildren have a right to be raised in a healthy environment. 

•We believe that animals should be treated kindly, humanely, and ethically, and have access to fresh air, clean water and sunshine.

•We believe that a healthy environment and low stress, grows healthy animals, which reduces disease and the need for medications.

•We want to grow good, healthy food for our customers.

Just some of the things that reflect these values are:

We Are Certified Organic
Certified Organic is your assurance that the product has complied with the Canadian Organic Standards and that we have been inspected to ensure that we are following the standard. Certified Organic includes: no chemical pesticides, herbicides; no GMO’s; the promotion of diversity and soil health; and a higher standard of animal welfare. We believe that organic is better for your health, the animal’s health and the health of the environment.

We Are Certified Humane
By buying certified humane products you know that the meat that you are purchasing came from an animal that was treated humanely and with respect. The Certified Humane program is based on the five freedoms of animal welfare: Freedom from hunger and thirst; Freedom from pain, injury, and disease; Freedom from distress; Freedom from discomfort; Freedom to express behaviors that promote well-being.  We strongly believe that animals should be treated with respect from birth through death.

We Are Grass Fed
When we feed animals their original diet, we are feeding them food that is most in harmony with their digestive system. For Cattle this means a 100% grass fed diet. For poultry and pigs, it means access to pasture during the spring, summer and fall along with high quality organic free choice feed.  This naturally produces healthier animals.

We Are Celiac Safe and Allergy Free
We, the Hamilton family, are celiac’s and have severe food allergies. All our sausages, hot dogs, bacon and deli meats are free of gluten, soy, egg, dairy, corn (no fillers), nitrates, sulphates, MSG (no fillers, chemicals or preservatives). Just healthy meat and certified organic spices. Certified Organic honey and maple syrup are used as sweeteners (no refined sugars or corn syrups). Healthy, simple, great tasting food.

For over 28 years we have been farming and making decisions based on this set of core values that we first wrote down 1995 when we attended a Holistic Management course. When you are buy our products you are purchasing food that has value and a positive impact on your personal health, the animals health and wellbeing, our local environment and the wider environment as a whole. We are proud of our beliefs and want our customers to know that every product that we raise and make has been raised according to these core values. 

Your Organic Farmers
Ron and Sheila

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