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Burdock Grove
Contact: Hayes, Jason
Address: 623262 Negro Creek Rd. RR#1 Chatsworth, ON, N0H 1G0
Email Address: burdock.grove.farm@gmail.com
About Us
Burdock Grove is a 30-acre grass farm near Williamsford that is home to Jason Hayes and Marcelina Salazar. Since 2008, they have raised lamb, pork, duck, chicken and vegetables for chefs and families. Jason and Marcelina's goal is to provide sustainably raised food of the highest quality to the local community.

Jason started working on farms in the late 90's, while finishing university in Peterborough. He and his wife bought their farm in Williamsford in 2008. Jason loves what he calls the enormous challenge of farming. He says it tests his problem solving skills and exercises different muscles everyday.




Practices
At Burdock Grove, vegetables are grown on a couple of the most fertile corners of the farm, both outdoors and in moveable hoop houses. The gardens are planned according to a rotation that includes cover crops, our own compost and naturally sourced minerals that are deficient in our region's soils. Pastures are treated with the same attitude of stewardship, and their ability to sequester atmospheric carbon offers an even greater environmental benefit than our gardens. Chickens, sheep and ducks are moved to new grass daily, optimizing their nutrition and giving the grass time to regrow before being grazed again. These practices are designed to foster a healthy and growing soil layer, which is where healthy and growing plants, animals, and ultimately people come from!