Heartbeet Farm, a one-acre vegetable CSA operation, is located on rented land at Our Farm CSA: a pastured sheep and pig operation. We are based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and what is the traditional unceded territories of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people.
We're a low-till, pesticide-free farm, using a walk-behind tractor and hand tools. We follow sustainable, regenerative growing practices that build the soil, sequester carbon, and increase biodiversity on the farm.
It's our goal to provide you with great tasting, nutritionally-dense food you'll love to eat. Learn more about how to get our food on the CSA page.
MEET YOUR FARMERS
Kate founded Heartbeet Farm in 2018 after spending four years working on organic vegetable farms across Ontario. She first learned about ecological agriculture at Trent University during her undergraduate degree. After completing a Master's of Environmental Studies, Kate returned to farming with a better understanding of the connections between food sovereignty, indigenous solidarity and climate justice.
While she's not growing vegetables, Kate is busy as President of local 362 of the National Farmers Union, and Youth Advisor on the National Farmers Union Ontario Board. She is passionate about building a local food system that is environmentally sound and socially just.
David brings his passion and experience to this community-focused CSA farm. In 2014, David co-founded The BeetBox, a certified organic market garden in West Quebec which later morphed into the BeetBox Co-operative Farm in Ottawa in 2017. With diplomas in Entrepreneurship and Green Business Management from Algonquin College and a certificate in sustainable vegetable production from the University of Vermont, he is thrilled to team up with Kate and provide a variety of fresh food without compromise.