Thank you to our partners and supporters:
Kemptville Kinsmen Club
Municipality of North Grenville
Kemptville Business Improvement Area
B&H – Your Community Grocer
The Kemptville Farmers’ Market is a Member of:
Other Sites of Interest
Sustainable North Grenville
Kids Zone Providers
BeaconHolme Farm is a smallholding growing organic fruit and vegetables and raising free range chickens and turkeys. What started out as self sufficiency, health has overflowed to the local Kemptville Kinsmen Farmers Market and we are now in our 5th year there. Our produce is used in the jams and preserves that are sold at the market. We also sell homemade baked goods including the best pastry in the Market.
Luke and Liza…kia ora mate! I’m Farmer Luke and this is our farm…As a New Zealand farmer, capsule I was trained to rotationally pasture-raise animals in order to gain the most nutrients out of the earth’s grasses while saving on the cost of grain feed.
This environmentally sustainable method of farming compliments organic practices and provides a healthier meat product completely devoid of any chemical intervention.
Years of training in both New Zealand and England have left me confident in my ability to farm grass-fed animals and I am excited to apply that knowledge to my own pasture-raised farm here in Canada.
We have taken our environmentally sustainable practices one step further by introducing “tractors” to the pasture. These large moveable cages protect the animals from predators and provide an intensive grazing area which changes daily. We manually move the tractors everyday which supply the animals with a new patch of grass ~ a fresh buffet of grass and bugs, this web if you will! By changing the location of the tractors daily, we do not need to medicate our animals as they don’t live in an environment that is able to breed parasites or disease. We currently have tractors for our laying hens, meat birds, and turkeys. Our 100% organic grass-fed lamb flock is ready this season and our beef herd is expanding and will be ready for 2016. With our organic angus cattle managing our pasture’s long grass and our lambs keeping the lower grasses at bay, after the chicken’s fertilize, the rest will happily follow behind! I am considering introducing pigs in order to till the pastures for better grass growth. Why not utilize the animals instead of depending on tractors and gas….aka sustainable. We are a truly synchronized local organic grass-fed farm ~ come see for yourself ~ we’d love to show you around!!!!!
Our ever-changing market garden reflects that when I arrived in Canada from New Zealand, I noticed a number of vegetables from home were missing from the stores. In an effort to introduce new varieties to the market, I have introduced some new strands of veggies from home. These varieties complement our heritage breeds giving our organic gardens a wonderful offering! Come see what’s new for this season ~ bet you’ll find something new and exciting to taste!!!!
~Our family is pleased to bring you quality, environmentally sustainable organic food that honours the Earth and its harvest