Here We Grow


KAWARTHA LAKES, Ont. — In the evolving agricultural landscape, it can be hard to make ends meet as a farmer; that’s where Kawartha Ecological Growers comes into play.

Mark Trealout launched Kawartha Ecological Growers (KEG), a group that connects 23 local farmers with city dwellers through a community-shared agriculture (CSA) program. His partner, Laura Boyd, oversees their 40-hectare farm, Grassroots Organics.

“We certainly don’st make a lot of money — enough to get by — but we eat well,” Trealout tells a Toronto Star reporter. “With us, it’s more of a lifestyle than anything else.”

The Star article on the story explains the scope of KEG, which was launched in 2005, and sold 200 shares last year. For the complete report, click here.


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