MAPLETON’S ORGANIC DAIRY
BY CHRIS TIESSEN
If you ever find yourself near Moorefield in Wellington County, do yourself a favour and visit Mapleton’s Organic Dairy – Ineke Booy and Martin de Groot’s organic-certified, family-owned dairy farm and on-site processing plant. Heck, even if you seldom find yourself in that neck of the woods, make the drive. (It’s only 45 minutes from Kitchener-Waterloo and 40 minutes from Guelph.) You’re bound to enjoy a full day of family fun.
Meet the animals. Get lost in the maze. And, of course, finish the day with some organic ice cream – ginger, chai, lavender, mint chocolate chip, for example. (Why else would you keep seventy cows?) You can visit all manner of beast while you’re there, including young dairy animals, pigs (for organic pork), free-range turkeys, alpacas, a miniature horse, as well as cats and an Australian Shepherd pooch named Bliss.
Like so many of the extraordinary farms and local food businesses of Guelph and Wellington County, Mapleton’s Organic is a partner of Taste Real – a County-wide program that helps to promote local food and to create active connections among the County’s food businesses, consumers and farmers.
Farmers like Ineke and Martin and their fantastic crew – human and otherwise. Visit mapletonsorganic.ca and
tastereal.ca to learn more.