CFFO members operate their farms as both a business and a way of life. These are some of their stories.
Al and Diane Bergsma
CFFO members Al and Diane Bergsma share the tragic loss of their son by suicide and their work to help farmers and first responders struggling with mental health.
Ray and Sharon Halma
After disaster struck, organic grains farmers Ray and Sharon bounced back, revitalizing their farm business.
Brian and Elisabeth Vandenberg
Dairy farmers Brian and Elisabeth have taken an unusual approach to farm transition, inspired by their commitment to the next generation of farmers.
Victor and Julia Brassard
New farmers Victor and Julia Brassard left city life in Montreal in 2016, when they purchased a fifty-acre farm in eastern Ontario.
Jan & Jony Roos
Jan and Jony bring grit and creativity to their growing dairy goat farm.
Mike and his wife, Angela, run their outdoor flower farm in the heart of the Greenbelt.
Sarah is a first-generation farmer operating her urban farm as a social enterprise.
The Oosterhof Family
The Oosterhof family have a multi-generation dairy farm in Eastern Ontario.
Bethanee keeps her purebred Dorset sheep on 34 acres in the heart of Huron.
The Bulk & DeBoer Family
Rosa Flora has grown specialty flowers for the North American market since 1978.