The Ahrens are founding farmers for Yorkshire Valley Farms. Since 1990, Thomas and Bella Ahrens have farmed organically on their farm near Peterborough, Ontario. Son Nick and his wife Kate are now partners in the farm, making Nick a fifth generation farmer. The Ahrens started with organic cash cropping, and then moved into organic beef production, but more and more of their customers were asking for organic chicken. Now the Ahrens family focuses on organic chicken, as well as organic corn and soybeans, which go into our all-grain chicken feed.
The Ahrens are passionate about organic food production for their community and their growing family. Their concerns about the ecological impact of conventional farming continue to drive the expansion of their organic farming operations, as they look to bring on more organic crops this year. “We’re proud to produce a healthy product for a growing population in an environmentally conscious way,” says Thomas.