‘While this pandemic has been undoubtedly awful,’ remarks Caitlin Hall as we make our way across a field of free-range laying hens, ‘it seems to have heightened folks’ awareness of the importance of locally-grown, organic food.’ As Caitlin climbs inside a picturesque wooden trailer that houses her hens, scattering feed along the way, I scan my environs. Past the hens, I spot a greenhouse and expansive garden plots. Beyond these, a herd of cattle gather beside a century-old barn. And beside the barn, a farm store beckons visitors. Here – at Reroot Farm. Caitlin’s farm.
‘I purchased this seventy-acre farm back in 2010,’ Caitlin notes as we walk toward the barn. ‘And while I raise chickens, hens, pigs, beef cattle, and honey bees, growing vegetables and herbs remains my main focus.’ Her certified organic produce can be purchase through the farm’s CSA
shares (sold out for 2020), at the farm store (where you can also find Reroot free- range eggs, Berkshire pork, chicken, raw honey, grass-fed Angus beef, grass-fed lamb, and products from neighbouring farms), and at local markets.
Like so many incredible food businesses and farms that dot Guelph and Wellington County, Reroot Farm is a partner of Taste Real – a County of Wellington program that promotes local food and facilitates valuable connections among food businesses, consumers and farmers. Farmers like Caitlin – whose Reroot Farm brings flavour to our region.
Learn more at reroot.ca