At goodfood2u we prioritize local farms and producers. Below are some of the local farms you can regularly find in store.

Ferme Chapeau Melon

Location: L’Ange Gardien, Quebec

Owned & Operated By: François Biron

Primary Products: Sweet potatoes, ginger, melons, spinach, squash

Certfied Organic

Imagine a picturesque fall day in the tranquil outskirts, where the sun bathes everything in a warm glow, leaves dance in hues of orange and yellow, and the distant honking of migrating geese fills the air.

As the harvest season draws to a close, with just a hint of frost lingering in the air, the fields buzz with activity. While sweet potatoes weathered the chill, the bounty of melons, cantaloupes, watermelons, and squash await their journey to market. Across eight bustling greenhouses, vibrant leafy greens thrive, extending our season well beyond its natural limits.

Yet, despite their efforts, there has been a recent decline in sales—not due to a lack of produce, but rather a diminished demand. After years of unprecedented interest during the COVID years, we find ourselves with surplus goods and insufficient markets. While our local food banks benefit, we dream of a world where we have sufficient market for what we grow and can also be generous with the food banks.

Goodfood2u is proud to offer Chapeau Melon products in our store! To learn more about their greenhouse growing you can check out this TeleQuebec documentary that features Chapeau Melon and several other Quebec growers. To learn more about Chapeau Melon you can visit their site here and to order local producer visit our local produce page here.

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Ferme Corne Abondance

Ferme Corne Abondance

Location: Thurso, Quebec

Owned & Operated By: Krystal and Marc-Andre

Primary Products: So many! Leafy greens, broccolini, beets, carrots, spinach, garlic and more!

Certified Organic

Ferme la Corne d'Abondance lies just off the highway 317, between the hills. There's no flashy signage, for years I drove by here and didn’t even know they were there. And yet within they are hidden gem—a family-owned and operated farm cultivating the finest broccolini and arugula I've ever tasted.

As you arrive on the farm, playful kittens frolic, tractors hum, and barns stand tall. Fields of seasonal vegetables stretch out, while several greenhouses stand testament to the farm's dedication to extending the growing season.

Here, I meet Krystal and Marc-Andrew, the heart and soul behind the farm's operations. With just the two of them, alongside occasional part-time help, they manage to run the farm whilst balancing the demands of a young family. Their decision to maintain a manageable scale reflects a quest for equilibrium—finding harmony between productivity, sales, and personal well-being in the realm of small-scale farming.

However, amidst the picturesque tranquility lies a sobering reality: a surplus of supply eclipsing dwindling demand. The pandemic spurred a surge in local support, yet as we tentatively embrace a new post-pandemic normalcy, shopping habits return to the familiar, often neglecting local produce.

This shift is of concern for the future resilience of local farms. Will they endure and be there the next time there’s a crisis?

In recent years, the Quebec government's subsidy initiatives have fostered the proliferation of greenhouses, bolstering food security and lengthening the growing season. While this bodes well for revenue streams, a conundrum arises: a saturated market vies for the attention of a niche local consumer base, while aspirations to supply larger institutions remain aspirational.

Navigating this delicate balance is the essence of business, a tightrope walk between ambition and practicality. At goodfood2u, we champion the cause of local small-scale farms like Ferme la Corne d'Abondance. If you seek local fare in Ottawa, look no further—we curate a diverse selection from farms, bakeries, and artisans, nurturing a vibrant food community for generations to come.

Ferme Aux Pleines Saveurs

Location: St-André-Avellin, QC

Owned & Operated By: Chantale Vaillancourt  and Martin Turcot

Primary Products: Tomatoes, leafy greens, carrots, asparagus, strawberries, squash, root veg and so much more!

Certified Organic

This family farm is the fruit of a long labour by owners Martin Turcot and Chantale Vaillancourt, each from a long line of farmers. In turn, they pass on the values inherited from the agricultural world to their two children, Alexia and Nathaël. What lies before your eyes is the interpretation of a dream shared by two enthusiasts who have chosen to dedicate their lives to the development of this nourishing land.

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Ferme Reveuse

Location: Curran, Ontario

Owned & Operated By: Kornel and Olga Schneider

Primary Products: Eggs, Chicken, Beef, Spätzle

A family-owned and operated farm known for their mobile chicken coops that allow chickens to roam freely and be protected from the elements and predators!

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Harley Farms

Location: Keen Ontario

Owned & Operated By: Roger, Julia, James and Emily

Primary Products: Chicken, Pork, Beef

At Harley Farms, our goal is to produce livestock and crops in a way that aligns with the surrounding natural environment and with a special focus on animal and bird welfare.

  • Providing our animals with as much fresh air and abundant space to roam as possible
  • We rotate the animals over our 1200 acres of GMO-free crops and pastures

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