LedgeCrest Family Farm

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Our Story

We are a small, diversified family farm located above the beautiful Niagara Escarpment.The locals refer to this as living on “The Ledge”. This farm has been in our family for over 75 years. Hans grew up on this farm, which was started by his Grandparents, Ernst and Alma. He was joined on the farm by Monique when we were married in 1993. Our family includes 4 adult children and 3 grandkids who love to help “Papa and Nana” on the farm. Our youngest son, Eli, has always had an interest in the farm and purchased his first hog at about the age of 8. He continues to be an integral part of the farm and has chosen this as his path in life. He isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty!
Our farm began as a conventional dairy but as we educated ourselves, we became concerned about the impact on human health, animal well-being and the nurturing and care of the Earth. We continue to strive for creating nutrient-dense food for our family through improvement of soil health and are happy to share our bounty with others. Our land is fertilized using a custom-blended fish emulsion and recently we began exploring the use of worm castings as a spray or directly applied. We also use composted manure sourced only from our own livestock. We maintain a buffer zone around our farm. No chemicals are ever used.
The grain and flour we offer began with our desire to continue diversifying our farm, produce pollinator-friendly forage (yes, we do have bees!) and to broaden the array of self-produced foods we gather for at our table.Your purchase provides income for 3 farm family members, living and working on the farm. We Trust Local!
*I am happy to share a great buckwheat pancake/waffle recipe I have.

>Growing Practices<

NO Synthetic Preservatives
NO Synthetic Fertilizers, Pesticides, Herbicides, or Fungicides
YES Organic approved Fertilizers
-Fish Emulsion
-Worm Castings
-Manure (only from LedgecCrest livestock)

We have bees on the farm and have created a buffer zone surrounding the property.

>Our Products<

Ancient/Heritage Grain Flour
-Emmer Flour
-Einkorn Flour (coming soon)
-Spelt Flour (coming soon)
-Buckwheat Flour, sifted or unsifted (naturally gluten free)
-Wheat Flour (organic wheat, high quality baking flour)
-Wheat Bran

>Pork Producta<
-Humanely raised (mama and babies stay together until weaning, no antibiotics, no tail docking, etc.)
-No nitrites, MSG, dextrose or sugar used in processing of products.

>Who Do You Support When Buying from Us<

Monique and Hans Herzog and their family.

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