Our family immigrated from Europe in 2008 to turn our vision into reality.
We see a bright future for Canada, thriving in harmony with the four elements. In order to achieve this, we began at the heart, with our own family. To honour the Earth and respect her needs, we farm organically and non-GMO. The earth we care for provides us with grains and potatoes. Fire burns inside what we do, feeding from our passion, tradition, and passed-down knowledge from seven generation’s. We bake natural and traditional european-style bread, all of which are fermented using a piece of inherited sourdough culture. We treasure this culture as the base for our health and essential to the health of all our customers. The bread is baked by the flame of our brick oven.
By living close to Lake Huron, we have developed a deep love for the Water. This admiration has led us to start our "Plastic Free Business" campaign followed by our project: Great Lakes, Let's keep them great! We are pleased to sponsor the Coastal Conservation Center. The Air has also played an important part, by sweeping in and guiding us to take flight with our ideas and receive inspiration from above.
"Preserve the land and the air and the rivers for your children's children and love it as we loved it. The earth does not belong to us, we belong to the earth."
We must maintain a balance between these elements, to ensure a healthy future for the generations to come and for Canada, a place we are proud to call home. We must leave a legacy of love and honour nature, the greatest gift we've been given. It all starts with family. It all starts now.
I am Christian, happily married father of three, farmer, and a baker of seven generations. In my family, expertise in baking bread and farming has been handed down from father to son very much in the same traditional way for hundreds of years. I graduated with a Master's Degree as a baker in 1988. In 1991, I merited the prestigious CMA* gold metal for Bread Quality. I originally studied to be a micro mechanic but returned to my family business and pursued studies in all areas of bread making, specializing in healthy sourdough breads. Nevertheless my skills in mechanics come very useful to me today more than ever, building, fixing and upgrading our farm equipment, a new aspect of my life since we moved to Canada which I love very much. I'm the cat lover in the family. They are my companions, day and night.
Hi I’m Sophie, you'll find me in our bakery store (in the winter time) and in our little yellow trailer during the warmer seasons, driving from market to market bringing you our products for your table. In between work, I enjoy taking advantage of our beautiful farm life through tending to the happy ducks, chickens and plants that also call our farm home. I am very connected and wish to protect the water, for it is 'life'. I planted the seed for our creation of the Great Lakes Project, because of my love, sensitivity and awareness towards the water. I see a lot of things that i would like to change in the world, regarding environment and social justice and so I try to go step by step.
Hey, I’m Yannick. I have been in many fields of work, including various types of construction, wood work, farm mechanics. A couple years ago after completing my massage therapy degree in Toronto, a calling to come back to the land and pursue organic farming became very strong, I embraced that feeling, and here I am today...doing what I love. I am passionate about growing healthy crops with farming practices that embrace nature rather than harm it. Organic farming definitely keeps me on my toes. I spend a lot of time researching different methods of controlling weeds without the use of harmful chemicals, as well as engineering and creating innovative equipment, as I believe there is a huge gap in organic farm equipment.
Hey It’s Laurie! I am a nature lover, gardening enthusiast, and travel addict… and put quite simply a life lover. Follow along my journey on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/oflaughingwater/
Hey guys, it's Mathieu - After studying acting/film making and doing some travelling, I returned to Huron county to learn bread baking from my dad. I am also really passionate about restoring old unique tractors and am in the process of developing my own metal art studio where I create sculptures from recycled scrap metal from all sorts of different farm machinery, bike parts etc. (website coming soon).
Meet the Life on our Farm
Meet the king! A snuggle seeker and peaceful soul, Elliot also has a timely inner clock for our meal times and appreciatively joins us as soon as the aromas cross his sneaky nose. Very loyal.
Our current kitty momma of the farm; brings to the world a beautiful litter (sometimes 2) of kittens per year. Such a joy to see them grow up from tiny little peanuts to adult companions. If you are ever looking to adopt a kitten, reach out to us, we may just have one that is looking for a home.
Loud and scary bark, but soft and gentle heart. He’s a guardian to the birds and kittens, running buddy, gardening companion, a good host to greet all our customers and is simply the best representation of pure unconditional love and smiley attitude to us all. He loooves the snow!
Roaming around the farm wherever they wish - their freedom is limitless. Digging up worms and insects and sometimes stealing the corn seeds off the field (oops) - their taste is exquisite...and it goes to show from the delicious eggs they lay. Try their free-run, organic eggs here:
We’ve got 5 busy buzzing hives by the creek. Our ladies are working hard, kissing tree and flower buds to make some sweeeet honeyyy (available in our store soon!)
It brings us so much joy to see the Monarch Butterflys fluttering around our farm before they migrate away. Though not ideal for us and our machinery, our weedy Organic fields are wild, full of life, and painted with beautiful colours from wild flowers...a butterfly haven.
First shallow bath for the little ones. One step at a time...dreaming to swim in our lovely pond one day!