About our Farmers
Fresh Garden Produce, Selema and Edward Martin, Elmira, ON
Selema and Edward grow a wide variety of chemical free vegetables at the edge of Elmira. Their specialties are peas in the pod, sweet corn and leeks. Selema's sister Erma Martin lives on the farm too and grows a selection of herbs.
Woodside Country Farm, Murray and Erma Wideman, St. Jacobs, ON
Murray and Erma grow mostly vegetables and a lot of strawberries. Their specialties are spinach, potatoes and grape tomatoes. They have a little store on their farm where they welcome the public.
Ivan and Almeda Brubacher, Waterloo, ON
Almeda and Ivan live so close to the city of Waterloo they are a few hundred meters from the city limits. Their mixed farm includes a patch of raspberries that they sold to Bailey's Local Foods unsprayed.
Elmira Produce Auction, Elmira, ON
Bailey's Local Foods sometimes buys local foods from the auction. This auction only sells local produce (within 74 kilometers) and mostly from Old Order Mennonite farmers. The auction has encouraged many farms in the area to grow produce that they can then sell at the auction.
Kernal Peanuts, Nancy and Ernie Racz, Vittoria, ON [www.canadianpeanuts.com]
If you are ever in the Simcoe area, stop at Kernal. They have a great store where you can taste over 10 different flavours of peanuts. They also sell little cups of vanilla ice cream with a swirl of chocolate and Kernal peanuts inside.
Palatine Fruit and Roses, Eva and Rene, Niagara, ON
Eva and Rene farm their soft-fruit orchards with organic methods even though they are not certified. They grow sweet cherries, plums, apricots, peaches, nectarines, and pears.
Pleasant Berry Blueberry Farm, Grace and Anton Gdyczynski, Brantford, ON
Grace and Anton have been farming blueberries for years and are lucky to have one of the longest fruit seasons in Ontario. They provide Blueberries from the end of July to the middle of September!
Soiled Reputation, Sebringville, ON
Antony John and Tina Vandenheuvel grow temptations from the garden for many restaurants and for us at Bailey's. Soiled Reputation's salad mixes are divine and available year round. You may also recognize Antony as the Manic Organic from the Food Network.