Camp Kawartha’s food philosophy is to use local, seasonal food as much as possible. Purchasing produce and meat from the Peterborough and Lakefield farmers’ markets, our Food Services Manager facilitates a reduced dependency on large food distribution companies. This is who we can think of during our camp grace: “Thanks for the food and those who made it!”
Here is a map of our current local farmers. Click on an icon to read more about each farmer:
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A huge thanks to Jessica Roszell for her research and hard work putting together the information for this project.
Meet the Farmers
- Algonquin Tea Company (Eganville, Ontario) – Growing wild craft herbs in the bush, using ethical standards, so as to protect the planet, for 16 years!
- Allin’s Orchard (Newcastle, Ontario) – Growing 26 varieties of apples, sweet corn, plums, 6 kinds of squash and 4 kinds of pears, for 3 generations!
- Beyer’s Farm (Douro, Ontario) – Growing all root crops (carrots, onions etc.) and cole crops (broccoli, etc.) for 2 generations!
- Circle Organic Community-Based Organic Farming (Peterborough, Ontario) – Growing 50 varieties of certified organic vegetables, or everything the community (CSA) might need, since 2009!
- Lunar Rhythym Gardens (Port Perry, Ontario) – Growing salad greens, broccoli, onions for 36 years! Much of their farming is horse-powered!
- McLean Berry Farm (Lakefield, Ontario) – Growing strawberries, raspberries, and other fruits and vegetables since 1991! In the Spring, they make their own maple syrup!
- Pinehaven Farm (Millbrook, Ontario) – Growing over 70 varieties of potatoes, as well as other seasonal summer vegetables, for 3 generations!
- Traynor Beef Farm (Keene, Ontario) – Preparing corn-fed, hormone-free beef, along with turkey, pork and trout filets, since 1957.
- Waymac Mushroom Farm (Lakefield, Ontario) – Farming organically-grown shiitake mushrooms, organically-grown hay with kelp additive, fallow deer venison, for 20 years!