Riel Acres Farm – Organic vegetable farmer in Lakefield, Ontario.
Welcome to Riel acres farm. We grow fresh produce for market ten months of the year. You can find us at the Wednesday market in Peterborough May to October. The Saturday market in Downtown Peterborough May to October and indoors at the Peterborough square in the other 4 months. January and February is time to reflect and regroup for the next season.
We have one large heated greenhouse that we start all our seedlings in. We also grow tomatoes and cucumbers extra early in the main greenhouse. This season we also have 6 hoop houses to aid us in bringing more produce extra early to market. Outside we have 3 acres that we rotate with cover crops. Generally, under 1 acre each season is where most of the produce is grown.
On our farm, we don’t use chemical sprays and all of our fertilizer inputs are organic. We are currently transitioning to be certified organic.