Established in 2015 and certified organic since 2017, Hearts & Roots is a farm devoted to growing good food and being excellent stewards. We are passionate about growing produce that is eye-catching, delicious and hand-tended. Every variety of vegetable, herb, fruit and flower that we grow is one that we enjoy. We grow over 50 varieties of fruits and vegetables and every year we trial new veg that may not be familiar to all our customers - one of our favourite parts of farming. To read some more about us, check out the following features:
We are certified organic by EcoCert Canada. We grow more than 50 different fruits and vegetables on three acres without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. All of our seed is either organic or untreated and none of the species are GMO. For weed control we cultivate, hoe, flameweed or mulch with straw and biomulch. 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 continually learn better ways to make use of our land and improve our soil.