Mount Wolfe Forest Farm’s growing practices reflect our love of this land and our sense of responsibility for its long-term health. This is a responsibility we take very seriously. For the past 50 years, we have demonstrated how reforestation and conservation efforts can regenerate depleted farmland and improve biodiversity, soil health and ecological integrity.
We operate from the premise that our whole farm is an integrated system. This includes the management of woodlots, perennial grass–covered fields, our 10-kilometre trail system and market garden plots.
Guided by our parents’ legacy and the current generation’s commitment to conservation of the land, our farming and forestry practices are grounded in ecological approaches that improve and enhance soil fertility, biodiversity and animal health. For example, allowing free-range chickens into fallow market garden plots to feed on insects fertilizes the soil for next season’s crops and provides a pest-management solution.
Although we have not gone the organic certification route—which can be a cumbersome administrative process—we encourage you to speak with us about our ecological and regenerative growing practices. Even better, as a Mount Wolfe Forest Farm member, you are invited to visit the farm to witness the care that goes into protecting our land and growing your food. A 10-minute walk through our trails, fields, woodlots and gardens will tell you more about our land ethic and the love we have for this farm than could ever be conveyed by certifications. We hope to see you here!