We met through various Junior Farmers events, and were married in Keene, Ontario in January of 2012, on a bitterly cold day for the year. Madeline was born in May of 2013, and Bridget in April of 2015. They’re both growing up fast!
Today, Marie and Adam farm with Adam’s parents, since they have all of the good barns, and our new ‘home’ farm is only 2 miles away. The farm that we bought in the summer of 2012, is going to be a good, productive farm for us in the future, and the house is a gorgeous field stone built in 1841, but unfortunately the barns are quite run-down.
We maintain a flock of mostly Dorset influence, but there are many that are crossed out with many various breeds, giving the flock a different look to it. The Dorset sheep make great mothers, are fairly tough, and good natured. We have grown our flock from 10 sheep only a few years ago to over 150 today.
We sell lamb from our farm, and Marie also attends Wednesday and Saturday Farmer’s markets in Peterborough as well as the semi-regular market in Millbrook. The Saturday market is year round, and the Wednesday market is seasonally open during the summer. Currently, almost all of the lamb we produce is sold directly to customers. We send our finished lambs to a local butcher, and they cut the carcasses to our specifications. This way we are able to offer custom cuts, wholes, halves, and all sorts of different cuts. Which is great! It means that we can satisfy the needs of just about anyone.
Marie’s mother, Geraldine (Sannox Farms) raise the pigs on her own farm in Indian River. She also has a flock of sheep and some beef cattle. We send her pigs to the local butcher, and sell them at the farmers markets as well.
We are very proud to have a direct connection to our customers. In the end, that is our role as farmers. Connect with the people who consume what we produce and strive to make it the tastiest, and safest food possible. The story of where our food comes from and how it arrives at your plate is important to us, and it is something that we hope you will want to share in with us.