This is our first year raising grass-fed beef. We are committed to organic practices though not certified.
I am looking for a source of organic hay near Guelph. Would anyone have suggestions?
There does seem to be hay available from older fields that haven’t been sprayed and have avoided non-organic fertilizers. However there doesn’t seem to be a long term plan to build soil health on those fields so it doesn’t seem quite right to buy from these places.
In future years I am realizing probably the best plan will be to rent land for haying and properly build up soil fertility.
I will have some organic certified hay, available mid-August. small squares, $7/each. No delivery.
I do have naturally occurring grasses. I would love to use it somehow. Unfortunately I am in Seeley’s Bay. I would be happy to send you a picture or additional information.
Derek Brouwer is outside of Cambridge and ships organic hay across the province: https://ontariofresh.ca/profile/brouwer-farms
Just wanted to say thanks for sharing! I am following up on these leads.
We have a decent hay crop this year. I have 100 bales available, $7 for each small. Certified, near Aberfoyle
We have organic hay (passed inspection, should be certified this winter after the waiting period). However, we are in Alfred (east of Ottawa).