Our farm is located in the middle of the world’s largest permanently protected green space called the Ontario Greenbelt. Within the Greenbelt, we sit on top of its most important geographical feature, the Oak Ridges Moraine.
Permanently Protected Land
The Greenbelt is 2 million acres which protects productive farmlands, forests, wetlands and watersheds from urban development and sprawl. The Greenbelt is the solution for sustainable agriculture, fresh air and clean water.
Within the Ontario Greenbelt, our farm sits on top of the most important geographical feature called the Oak Ridges Moraine.
Oak Ridges Moraine
The Oak Ridges Moraine was formed from topsoil scraped away from the Canadian Shield as glaciers moved from north to south.
This distinct ridge is a 13,000 year old remnant of the last ice age and one of the most critical aspects of our wheatgrass juice production.
Our farm spans 15 distinctive properties and hundreds of acres of land which are all dedicated exclusively to making wheatgrass juice.
The moraine soil is unique because it originated in other places and as a result, it varies widely in composition. This means that adjacent fields can feature radically different soil types.
These soil types are critical in allowing us to deal with variable weather conditions and work without the use of any chemicals. As an example, we double plant all of our crops on both sandy loam soil and heavy clays. In seasons where we have plentiful precipitation, the well draining sandy loams will produce the best crop. In seasons which are dry, the heavy clays which retain moisture will produce the best crop. The variability of the land is essential and the key factor that allows us to produce exceptional juice year after year.