We welcome back Manorun Organic Farms after a 1 year hiatus to our show:
ManoRun Organic Farm is located in Copetown near the intersection of Hwy 52 and Governor’s Road. Copetown is situated on the rural border of Ancaster and Dundas – just a short 5 minute drive from either town. Chris Krucker and Denise Trigatti have been farming organically for over 15 years and offer organic vegetables, beef, eggs, jams and pickles through a “farmer to eater” relationship known as Community Supported Agriculture or CSA. The farm is 25 acres in total and includes vegetables, herbs, some fruit, pasture, grain and hay. Most of the work on the farm is done by hand and so that involves lots of help. Chris and Denise work with local staff, intern volunteers and their 4 children to plant, cultivate, harvest the vegetables and go to farmers markets, manage the livestock and bring in the grain and hay crop.
In addition to the current CSA membership of 150 families the farm sells produce at 2 markets in Hamilton:
- Dundas Farmers Market – Thursday 3pm-7pm located on Hatt St.
- Locke St. Farmers Market – 10am-2pm, Location: corner of Charlton and Locke
If you are looking for that local organic food connection ManoRun is exactly that. Pick your share up at the farm and get to choose your vegetables, spend time with the farm animals and see our farm store with some of our other farm products including, jams, pickles, beef, eggs and more! Or, pick up your CSA membership for 2014 at this year’s Nutrition & Wellness Expo and arrange pick up at one of the convenient locations nearest to you.
Visit Chris on this virtual tour of his farm and then be sure to stop by his booth and speak to either he or Naomi, his daughter about becoming a share holder.