Located near Elie, Manitoba on Treaty 1 Territory, Hearts & Roots is a small-scale, certified organic fruit and vegetable farm producing high quality, hand-tended produce for its community.
Our methods are informed by a commitment to treating this land we call home the best we can. We are certified organic by EcoCert Canada. For weed control we hoe, flameweed and mulch with straw or chippings. For soil health we use compost, organic fertilizers, green manures, permanent beds with minimal tillage and a ten-year crop rotation. Instead of getting bigger, we've shrunk from five acres to four since we started farming as we've implemented more intensive practices; we intend on staying small and to continually learn better ways to make use of our land and improve our soil. If you would like to learn more about the way we grow our food, please get in touch!
Established in 2015 and certified organic since 2017, Hearts & Roots is owned and operated by us, Justin Girard and Britt Embry. We thoughtfully and sustainably grow over 50 different fruits and vegetables on four acres. The farm is devoted to growing good food while properly stewarding our land. During the season, we hire two full-time employees who work alongside us seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting and washing all of our produce. The farm prioritizes the people it employs, the folks it serves and the health of its land. We farm because we find it nourishing, purposeful, challenging, humbling and we can’t imagine doing anything else. To read some more about our beginnings, check out the following features:
Join our CSA and enjoy our farm’s seasonal bounty from June to October.
WHAT IS A CSA?
Community supported agriculture is a stronger relationship between farmer and community member. CSA members sign up for weekly farm shares prior to the growing season and by paying up front, they help us purchase seed and equipment before planting begins. Members receive boxes of produce for weekly pick up from June to October and, in turn, take on some of the risk (and share in the reward!) of farming.
We farm in good company in Manitoba, and one of the best parts of CSA is finding the right one for you. Our CSA is small in number, but big in taste and variety. Keeping it small ensures that we can offer our members specialty produce that we do not grow on a large scale. We are also present at pick-ups to visit and chat anything farm-/food-related. Please fill out the form to your right and learn more about eating seasonally with us.
CSA INTEREST FORM
Sign-ups officially begin in February, but we encourage you to fill out our interest form to learn more and to be notified when our sign-ups open so you don't miss out!
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