#039 – Life in Elmira – New Leaf Market Garden with Jeremy MacDonald
Jeremy MacDonald and his wife are the proud parents of two children and live in St. Clements, Ontario. With over 15 years of experience growing vegetables, Jeremy is undertaking this New Leaf Market Garden venture, eager to provide fresh and nutritious vegetables for the Kitchener-Waterloo community.
New Leaf Market Garden is an environmentally-friendly farm. They use a handpicked, farming philosophy as the root of their nutritious and fresh produce. Their farm avoids the use of heavy machinery, chemicals, pesticides or genetically modified seed and all of their vegetables are grown in healthy, well-managed soil.
They provide our community with produce that can be purchased at the Elmira farmer’s markets and in shares through our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. By investing in a local farmer, you are keeping the option of eating local alive in our community.
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What is a CSA Food box?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an arrangement where a local farmer commits to providing an invested community with weekly food boxes at a nearby pickup location. This commitment between the farmer and community allows the farmer to plan and grow the most nutritious, hand-picked vegetables in a safe and ecologically mindful way.
By purchasing a share at the beginning of the growing season, members will receive a weekly quota of the farm’s produce throughout the summer and fall. This allows you and your family to enjoy the benefits of a nutritious diet of seasonal food.
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Also the documentary we mentioned is called Kiss the Ground on Netflix