Roots Down Organic Farm is owned and operated by Jeff and Sue Klug, along with their two children Mara and Neville. 2012 will be our 7th year farming here and running our CSA. We are located north of Gananoque near Seeley’s Bay, Ontario, in the heart of the Frontenac Arch Bioshpere. Here, five eco-regions merge, with the highest acre per acre biodiversity in all of Canada. Our fields were first cleared in the 1850’s and have been farmed ever since. In 1972, the farm was purchased by three families who over the years have planted more than 10,000 trees. Through their efforts, what was once one large cornfield has now become many small fields surrounded by forest, the perfect balance between farm and nature. Every season we are continually amazed by the number of different plants and animals who also call this land their home.
Healthy soil grows healthy food, it’s as simple as that. We strive to achieve this by using compost, cover crops and biologically based soil amendments. All weeds on our farm are manually removed, no herbicides are ever used. Insect pests are dealt with by manual removal, covering of crops with physical barriers, and by encouraging beneficial insects to feed on them. No genetically modified seeds or plants are ever used on our farm. We have been Certified Organic by Ecocert Canada since 2007.