Each year COG OSO likes to highlight the creative efforts of local organic growers by organizing tours to farms and gardens in the region. These casual events are lots of fun – come on out and make new friends, learn a little, and enjoy the beauty that comes from working the land organically. There is no set admission fee; donations to support COG OSO educational programming are encouraged.
COG-OSO 2016 Summer Tours: two locations same day!- Saturday June 25th, 2016
Mark your calendars! COG-OSO Summer Tours: Saturday June 25th, 2016, 10 am at Josh Biemond`s New Care Farms and Upper Canada Creamery, followed by a tour of Homestead Organics` new facility at Morrisburg, ON at 2.00 pm.
Come see and experience a certified organic dairy farm and tour its innovative value-adding yogurt creamery. Bring your own lunch, and eat it on the patio at the creamery. Then, after lunch, tour the new grain milling, seed and feed preparation facility that Homestead Organics has added to its services to organic farmers in Eastern Ontario.
Location: Josh Biemond`s New Care Farms and Upper Canada Creamery, 11586 & 11575 Waddell Rd, Iroquois, ON at 10.00 am, followed by a tour of Homestead Organics` new facility at 45 Allison Avenue, Morrisburg, ON at 2.00 pm.
Participation by donation to COG-OSO.
Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org, (Dick Coote, COG-OSO Farmer Outreach Lead).
COG-OSO 2nd Organic Farm Summer Tours, Sunday 14th August, 2016
Please join us for two certified organic farm tours on Sunday, 14th August in the Vankleek Hill area: 1st: 10.00 am at Rod Ewing’s certified organic field crop farm, Innisdale Farm & Forest, located about 10 kms south of Vankleek Hill, Civic address is 1255 Highway 34, K0B1E0 (on the south side of Hwy # 34 about ½ km. west of the Lochinvar Rd. turnoff).
Participation by donation to COG-OSO. Bring your own lunch, or buy it in Vankleek Hill.
2nd: 2.00 pm, Justin Reeves’ Meadowlark Rise Farm, 420 County Road 10, Vankleek Hill ON, K0B1R0. This will be a great opportunity to see certified organic field crop and vegetable production here in eastern Ontario, and to have your questions answered by experienced growers. Please register by e-mailing Dick Coote at email@example.com.