Our Organic Farmers
Meet some of the faces behind Organic Meadow...
The Biemonds immigrated to Canada from Holland in 1981 with their four children and bought a dairy farm near Iroquois, Ontario. At first they farmed conventionally, but the costs involved and their health concerns about using chemicals forced Pieter and Maria to look at alternative methods. In 1989, the Biemonds quit conventional farming and began farming organically.
Stew Slater, his wife Mari and their children operate the 150-acre Eschol Farm, located in Oxford County, Ontario. Milk from 25 cows - purebred Holsteins and crossbred Holstein/Brown Swiss - is sent to the Organic Meadow Co-operative.