about Our farm

Ferme Larkspur Farm is a certified organic vegetable and flower farm in L’Ange-Gardien, QC serving Ottawa and Gatineau communities.

 

We are first-generation farmers currently renting at the incubator project, La Plateforme Agricole de L’Ange-Gardien. We offer a 20 week Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that runs from June to October. You can also find us at the Old Chelsea Farmers’ Market. Cut-flowers are available through our bi-weekly subscription program and for environmentally conscious weddings and events.

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
― Masanobu Fukuoka

At Ferme Larkspur Farm we practice agroecological farming.

 

To us, this means empowering our community through deeper connections to healthy, ecologically grown food. It is a re-imaging of the organic farm within the greater context of our local ecosystem, food system and global climate.

 

We grow on a small, 1.5 acre scale using only human-powered tools and close plant spacing. This allows us to enjoy the feeling of soil beneath our feet and to explore the intimate connections between the soil, the plants, and the diverse array of living things that also call our farm home.

The Farmers

Doug Bishop (he/him)

 

Doug’s path to farming came from the culmination of his love for the outdoors, for natural ecosystems and for work that is challenging and creative. He is happiest when he is out in the fields at dusk, taking in the calming energy of the plants, birds and insects. His favourite summer dish to prepare at the farm is barbequed chicken skewers with peppers and red onions. He is also a musician and an avid hockey enthusiast.

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Alix Tabet (she/her)

 

Farming merges two of Alix’s most beloved things: nature and food. She’s passionate about food as a way to reconnect us to the natural world, culture, and community. On the farm, you can usually find her with her hands in the soil, arranging flowers, and on the lookout for life above and below ground. She loves to experiment in the kitchen, and her favourite meals are ones made entirely from local ingredients - grown at Larkspur and by farmer friends in the area.