Ellenberger Organic Farm is the home of Henry and Janet Ellenberger, near the quaint Ontario town of Coe Hill on The Ridge Road. They are the only providers of certified organic seed potatoes in all of Ontario and also offer beef, pork, strawberries, corn and other seasonal produce. The Ridge Road runs north south and is an area of high ground with good soils surrounded by forests. Reeve of Wollaston Dan McCraw remembers being told Coe Hill and area sent carrots to Toronto during the Depression by train.
Henry is the only grower in Ontario of certified organic seed potatoes. He is certified as a grower of seed potatoes by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The Ellenbergers also grow strawberrries, which they sell from their stall at the farm gate along with vegetables.
They breed Tamworth pigs, which they cross with Duroc pigs. They have a herd of Red Poll (Devon) cattle and they now have some Canadienne cows. Janet makes cheese for the family. In the winter, Henry uses his draft horses to take hay to the cows and to collect wood for the wood lot. He finds this more convenient than digging out his tractor. Henry and Janet are members of the Quinte Organic Farmers Co-Operative whose mission is to grow and market local, certified organic products from member farms in a co-operative and sustainable way. Ellenberger Organic products can be found at: Various Toronto Markets, Quinte Organic Farmer's Co-Operative, Coe Hill's Seasonal Market or you can stop by the produce stand located road-side at the farm.
Please call us with any inquiries you may have including pricing information, directions, and current seasonal produce availability. Also, be sure to visit the links we have provided in our sidebar for a picture gallery, driving directions, and other informative websites. Remember: Organic is the Natural Way to Grow!