Maplelane Farm is an organic community farm, thriving on an exchange of support with the community of friends and neighbours whom it feeds. We re not certified organic, but we do farm in accordance with the organic certification guidelines. We believe it is important to be open with our customers about our farming practices as well as the economic realities of our operation. If you have questions, you need only ask. Our vegetables are available at the Almonte Farmers Market, or from the farm on arrangement. For honey, please call us to pick some up at the farm or visit us at the Almonte Farmers Market. Pork is currently pre-ordered. Please see the “Pork” page for details.
We, Nick and Hilary Moore took over Maplelane Farm in 2009. It had been farmed organically for over 30 years by the time we arrived. Located near Lanark Village in Lanark County, in the Ottawa Valley, the farm is situated amidst the rolling hills of the Lanark Highlands. This means that our soils are sandy, with the Precambrian Shield not far below. Diversity is the spice of life, and so we maintain that diversity on our farm enriches the soil, the plants and the animals.
Currently, we raise roughly 1 acre of vegetables, Tamworth pigs, laying hens, bees, and our two Suffolk Punch work horses, Winnie and Zeus. We also raise pasture and hay for our horses and pigs.