Maplelane Farm is an organic community farm, thriving on an exchange of support with the community of friends and neighbours whom it feeds. We are not currently certified organic, but we do farm in accordance with the organic certification guidelines.
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. Our farm is located near Lanark Village in Lanark County, amidst the rolling hills of the Lanark Highlands that mark the edge of the the Ottawa Valley. This means that our soils are sandy, with the Canadian 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.
We raise organic pork, a few layer hens, vegetables and honey plus hay to feed our pigs and Winnie and Zeus, our Suffolk Punch workhorses. We feel 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, pork and honey are available at the Almonte Farmers Market, or from the farm by arrangement. Pork can be reserved by the whole or half animal, or by the piece. If you would like to pick something up, please contact us to make a date.
If we can do one thing really well, it is grow vegetables. Vitality, quality, peak freshness and flavour are our priorities.
Unheated and Untreated! We don’t use any heated tools during honey processing so it is truly raw, and we don’t use any chemicals on our bees.