Katrina and Chris Anderson started Kinburn Farms in back 2012. They provide their community with healthy, local pastured meats and organic vegetables. The Andersons raise pastured beef, pork, chickens for eggs and maintain a 5000' vegetable garden. Veggies and meats are sold through their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program, as well as through Farm gate sales, and deliveries to Ottawa every second week. They are happy to show customers around the Farm during visits, showing people exactly where their food comes from! Be sure to sign up for their newsletter full of recipes, homesteading links and delivery dates on their website - www.kinburnfarms.com.
- What made you want to be a part of the Deep Roots Food Hub?
I wanted to help farmers enjoy a secure year round income and create more access to my community to local food year round.
- What does food security mean to you?
Food security means giving people control and the choice over how their food is grown and raised.
- What have you found the hardest thing about farming?
I would say the hardest thing about farming is working with Nature and her uncertainty and surprises like droughts, harsh winters, and stillborn calves. It’s frustrating because it does not matter how hard you work, it can all go sideways yet it’s not your fault but it’s your expense and heartache.
- What is your proudest accomplishment?
The accomplishment I am most proud of is achieving all of our goals we set up for the first year. We said we’re going to get 5 different kinds of animals, build two barns, lots of fencing and we were able to accomplish those tasks.
- If you had the power to solve one food related problem in the world, what would it be and why?
I would give access to clean water because it’s the most basic necessity of any plant, animal, or human.