Who We Are
We are a family run farm using organic methods to produce food for the local market. We cleared a 3 acre garden on Maude Island in 1993 and have been growing vegetables ever since. Two of our three children were born in a humble cabin right on the farm. The pristine remote setting inspires us to care for the land so it will produce perpetual abundant crops of healthy food for many generations to come.
Certified Organic for Consumer Confidence
In order to be Certified Organic a farm must follow stringent Canadian Standards that involve more than just avoiding herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Farmers need to know whether their seed is chemically treated or genetically modified. Long-term crop rotation plans are developed in order to protect soil from erosion. Fertilization plans include what goes into the compost and where and when it is applied. In short, there is a lot more to sustainable organic agriculture than meets the eye. Many who claim to be organic are not familiar with the Standards and may be unknowingly using unacceptable practices. The best way to know that the foods you are buying are organic is to know they have been inspected and verified by a third party.
It Takes Many Hands to Grow Organic Food
With the help of long-term hired apprentices and volunteers from Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, Maude Island Farm has grown abundant crops of veggies for over 20 years. It has also served as an inspiration for young people who are interested in organic farming and sustainable living.
Hydro Power from the Creek Lights Up the Farm
Maude Island farm is situated on a remote island off the grid. In order to have power for lights etc. Laird built a 10 kilowatt turbine that is run from the creek on the farm. We produce our own power 8-9 months of the year.