GET TO KNOW YOUR FARMERS!
"Growing up, I always knew I would be doing something with food. Working in kitchens for a large chunk of my life, I learned to appreciate the produce and ingredients I was working with. Then the idea started to germinate in my head; I needed to open a farm. And here we are!
After purchasing the land in 2016, I quickly learned about the abundant clay rich soil I was going to be growing my vegetables in. I knew this would pose as a challenge, but i was ready for the opportunity to turn this soil into a happy home for my vegetable.
On top of growing vegetables, I've always had a fascination with the creative process, and creating pottery has been a hobby of mine for many years. Boy was I in luck! Our clay rich soil fires to a cone 04, which gives me a virtually unlimited source of material to create pottery pieces and sell them at the farm. I will continue to experiment with different clay bodies for many years to come, and I hope i can pass this passion on to others with classes.
Im excited to get to know the people in the community, and can't wait to serve your vegetable and pottery needs!"
"I was born and raised in the suburbs of Ottawa! Growing up, I was always that kid that ate my veggies first and left the meat and carbs! Being a vegetarian for 7 years now, It was a ideal meeting a vegetable farmer! My love and passion for the environment spiked the idea of creating a sustainable lifestyle. Family and community are two very important parts of my life! My dreams for the farm is to create a one-stop shop for our customers while supporting other local businesses. I’m also hoping we can add more furry friends to our pasture. I am so lucky to be able to share what I love with my partner by my side!"
-brianna di labio
My name is Winnie and I call March Meadow my home. Mom and dad don’t take me home with them at night because I love it so much here! I spend my days hunting mice, napping and greeting all the customers who come into the store. I have a strange obsession with cars and I like to jump in them, so be careful when you leave because I may be in your back seat!
My name is Zeus (aka the Biggest of Boosters). My two favourite things to do are eat and sleep! I love meeting new people and getting lots of attention, but sometimes it overwhelms me, and I will hide in a spot that feels safe. I don’t always come to the farm because mom and dad say that I run after the cars and bark too much, but its just because I like to say “Hi”.
My name is Odin (aka the littlest of Boosters). I love being at the farm, apparently my ancestors were born to work at the farm! I usually spend most of my time playing fetch or following mom and dad around. I can be shy at times but its only because I don’t know you very well yet!
My name is Turnip! Yup like the veggie! I am the newest member to March meadow. I live at the shop with my sister Winnie. I love to snuggle and play fight with anyone who comes through the door. I'm also a good lap warmer. Anytime mom or dad sit at the front desk I love to snuggle up on their laps. I plan on growing nice and strong so I can wander the garden during the summer months and hunt for unwanted guests!