Tim and Darcy Maude operate Moonshine Farm Organic Mushrooms on a 100 acre farm in Tyendinaga. They grow certified organic oyster mushrooms and other certified organic crops that support the mushroom operation. A 150 year old barn on their farm houses the 3 heated growing rooms.
The Van de Heyden family have been growing vegetables since 1981. Ann and John and their four daughter live and work at Wooler Dale Farm nestled in the Murray Hills. John and Ann emigrated from Holland. The growing seasons begins in April with salad greens;, asparagus is ready in May and strawberries in June. By mid summer they have eggplant, tomatoes, beans, leeks and more. They grow crops that they can store over the winter like potatoes, squash, carrots, onions, garlic and dried herbs.
CIPM farm is a certified organic cash crop operation, growing about 350 acres of cereals and other grains each year. The farm is located in the Spry Settlement, north of Stirling, and consists of 56 rolling fields surrounded by forest. The sandy soils are quick to warm up in the spring and are ideally suited to cereal production. Organic farming procedure requires rotation of crops and the CIPM rotation includes spelt, spring wheat, buckwheat, soybeans, rye, flax, hemp and oats. All cereals are underseeded with red clover to fix nitrogen for the following crop.