About the Weatherhead Family
John and Colleen and family hav e been farming for well over 25 years. John was born and raised on a dairy farm in Queensland Australia, and has really been farming all of his life- that’s a few years more than 25! Colleen worked on farms in Ontario while attending school and went on to study agriculture at the University of Guelph. Colleen and John farmed together in Queensland for about 13 years, before moving to Canada in 1995. They have been farming in eastern Ontario since then. Their three children have been actively involved in farming since they were born. Because of the diverse and manual intensive nature of the farm, the whole family has to work. We also try to employ local youth whenever possible. If you know of anyone who would like to work on an organic farm, please direct them our way. Colleen is the Women’s President of the National Farmers Union of Canada. The farm is an extension of her activism, which focuses on social justice around food, farming and land. We welcome visitors to our farm. Please call ahead. We are closed on Sunday.