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Thank a Farmer Project

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:

View Farm Map in a larger map


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!

A huge thanks to Jessica Roszell for her research and hard work putting together the information for this project.