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Heart Beet Organic

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Heart Beet Organics Farm

 

Farmers’ names: Amy and Verena

Address: Darlington, PE

Website: www.heartbeetorganics.ca

Email: info [at] heartbeetorganics [dot] ca

Organic certifier: Ecocert Canada

We are two girls on a 1.5 acre, organic, biodynamic, and diversified vegetable farm. We took stewardship of our little piece of paradise located in Darlington, Prince Edward Island in September 2010. We love to grow beautiful, delicious and nourishing food for our neighbours and our community. We grow over 40 different vegetables (including some unusual items like oyster mushrooms and ginger!), with a focus on unique, high quality, heirloom varieties. Our farm also contains a small orchard and a few berry bushes, all managed organically. We are also learning how to save seeds from crops we grow and are helping to start a lending seed library!

We’re happy with the size of our little farm and have proven that it’s possible to feed many people off of 1.5 acres, by running a financially viable and sustainable farm business. We believe in working with nature; we focus on building healthy, rich soil & increasing biodiversity so that we can produce food that is as nourishing as it is beautiful.

Our goal and philosophy is to leave the land better than we found it. What that means to us is to give back some of the nourishment, richness, subtleness and love to the earth that sustains us each and every day. We chose to become certified because we believe in the Canadian Organic Standards – we rely on them ourselves as consumers. We believe food should

be a source of enjoyment and health, not something that can make you sick. When buying food, we also look for the Certified Organic logo to assure us that the food contains no GMO ingredients, and that it was produced in a way that is safe for the growers, safe for the earth, and ultimately safe for the consumers.551553_484687228252999_65254299_n