Growing up on the farm taught me so much about life – hard work, family ties, and good values!
Growing up in Wellesley Township, Donna was actively involved in her family’s farm. Today, she lives in Bridgeport ON, and her brother now runs the family farm, growing corn, wheat, soybeans and hay. Donna is closely tied to agriculture through volunteering, community work, photography, and social media.
Agriculture runs through my body like blood. Even as a young girl I spent all my time at the barn or in the field. I am privileged each and every day to use the gifts that God has given me to grow and help farmers grow food. I love the land and I am humbled to be able to raise my children surrounded by the best industry in the world. Nothing is more special than being able to share this experience with your best friend with the same love of the land and shared values.
Ann grew up on a cash crop farm in North Gower, Ontario (Ottawa Valley) and was the 7th generation on her parents' farm. They still farm in the Ottawa area today. Ann went to the University of Guelph and took Agricultural Science (2003) and then went to Michigan State and completed a Master of Science in Crop and Soil Science (2006). She returned to Ontario in 2006 and worked in industry for a few years before quitting in 2012.
We work hard to continue the tradition of family farming by providing homegrown quality products for our community.
During the busy times of the planting, growing and harvesting season, we work together to get everything done.
All of Samantha's grandparents immigrated to Canada from Holland. Her family farm was purchased late in the 1970's. Today, the Klaver family grows corn, soybeans, and wheat.
Written by RD Cara Rosenbloom for Good in Every Grain.
What is gluten?
Gluten is a type of protein that’s found in wheat, rye, barley and foods made from these grains. It gives elasticity to baked goods, and provides that chewy texture. Gluten in made of two smaller proteins, called gliadin and glutenin. Gliadins and glutenins are the two main components of the gluten fraction in wheat.
We have 3 generations of educated, passionate farmers working together: my grandpa, my dad, and myself. We're committed to providing safe, quality food for the world.
Kurtis' family has been farming since 1852, and today three generations are farming together: his grandfather, his father, and Kurtis. The family farm grows corn, oats, soybeans, wheat, canola, and edible beans.