Murray Township Farms
Betty Jean and Colin Crews, and their son Colin, farm in Murray Ward, City of Quinte West. Their home farm is in a sheltered valley in the Murray Hills. They have orchards with the rows of apple trees running up the hillside. The Crews also grow asparagus, strawberries and other vegetables.
They have farmed using a no-till system (without plowing), since the nineties. This is an excellent way of sequestering or locking up carbon in the soil, which helps reduce the green house gas carbon dioxide, as well as preventing soil erosion. The Crews sell their apples and other produce at Crews Family Market at 1125 Wooler Road.