We are Francis and Kathie Groenewegen and have been dairy farmers all of our lives. Twelve years ago we decided to transition to organic agriculture for a healthier, more meaningful way of life. Our two children Patrick and Olivia will be working with us to process pasteurized, organic dairy products in our new creamery on our Certified Organic dairy farm on Sydenham Road. We do not use pesticides or herbicides. Our milk is so fresh it will have traveled less than 1 food mile.
Opening Spring 2012, is Limestone Organic Creamery. We will complete our line of dairy products from Organic Meadow, a farmer owned co-op where we have been members for 10 years along with 5 other local farmers.
Many other local and organic whole foods will be available in our farm store and through our home delivery service.
We are processing milk right here on our farm - something Francis has been looking forward to since he began farming full time 40 years ago! Delivering milk will also be a thrill as his father Case delivered milk in Holland in the thirties with horse and wagon. When Case would talk too long at a stop, his horse "Henny" would move on to the next house. After the last delivery, Case could nap because "Henny" knew the route and would take him right home.
We would like to thank you because when you support local farmers, and eat organically in particular, you are doing many great things for our environment, from fewer chemicals in the water table to fewer food miles traveled and fossil fuels used. You are helping to encourage a new generation of farmers, to rebuild the local food system, and strengthen economic stability; all of which leads to the security of our food.