Our Organic Farmers
Meet some of the faces behind Organic Meadow...
After emigrating from the Netherlands in 1979, Theo and Gerda Booyink farmed in New Brunswick for 9 years, and then moved to a farm near Cornwall, Ontario. In 2002, the Booyinks received their organic certification.
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.