Our recipe for good has been the same since day one
We’re on a mission to leave the world better than we found it. To us, that means dishing up superior tasting food for our loved ones while impacting the planet positively for generations to come.
Our guiding principles
We recognize the considerable contributions of our farmers, employees, partners, and members of the communities in which we operate, which is why we strive to ensure everyone involved in our business is compensated fairly.
We want to bring more organic products to more people, so we continuously look for ways to maintain our high-quality standards while delivering good value.
We believe all relationships should be built on trust, so we practice respectful treatment of people, animals, and the environment.
We consider the impact of our actions and work to build programs that will have a positive contribution both now and for future generations.
We operate with integrity because that is the way we think a business should be run. Our commitment to transparency means we live up to our promises and do not knowingly mislead or deceive.
flock to yours
Meet some of the organic farmers working to bring you the Yorkshire Valley Farms products that you love.
The Joye Family
Located in Perth County, the Joyes have been farming organically for over 10 years. They raise organic chicken and grow soybeans, corn, hay, oats, peas, and barley. Their emphasis on a mixture of crops allows for crop rotation to improve and build up soil health.
“We have chosen to farm organically because we have some family who have been farming organically for over 25 years. Organic farming requires us to farm more with nature instead of against it. It is a challenging way to farm but also more rewarding.”
The Simpson Family
The Simpson farm in Grey County was officially certified organic in 2007, but they’ve been practicing organic farming since day one. In addition to their egg production, they raise chickens, dairy heifers and Galloway cows for grass fed beef.
“Organics is about taking care of nature - your land, your animals, your family, and the people who eat your food in a responsible manner. It is looking to nurture all of this and looking to the future.”
The Pronk Family
The Pronk family has been farming organically for over 30 years on their farm in Wellington County. Their land is home to laying hens, dairy cows that produce 100% grass fed milk, beef cattle, chickens and pigs.
“We want to leave the soil and surrounding habitat in better condition than when we started, to raise livestock the way nature intended without the use of artificial stimulants, and to provide food that is healthy and contributes to the wellbeing of the consumer.”
The Poechman Family
The Poechmans’ farm in Bruce County was first certified for organic farming in 1989. Since then, they’ve expanded by adding a flock of organic laying hens, raising Angus beef, and growing oats, spelt, and hay.
“I find it much more rewarding to farm with nature, rather than relying on chemicals. If nature is willing to let me farm without harm, why not?”
The Ambler Family
As one of our founding farmers, the Amblers have been with us since the very beginning. For over a decade on their farm in Peterborough County, they have been raising organic chicken, growing soybeans and wheat, producing their own brand of organic maple sugar, and they’re also proud owners of an award-winning herd of registered purebred Black Angus cattle.
“Our products promote environmental, social and economic sustainability. And they taste great too!”
The DeWit Family
The DeWit family has been sustainably farming for over 6 years. Located in Thamesford, Oxford County, they raise organic turkeys; grow corn, soybeans, wheat, hay, pasture; and run a flock of 200 sheep.
“Organic is a method of farming that allows my family to make a living from farming even with a smaller land base. The way we farm now is very sustainable - the sheep and turkeys work well together with the cropping.”
The Ahrens Family
The Ahrens are one of the founding farmers for Yorkshire Valley Farms. Their organic farming story starts all the way back in 1990 on their farm in Peterborough County. Six generations later, the Ahrens are still dedicated producers of organic chicken, as well as organic corn and soybeans, some of which go into our vegetable-grain chicken feed.
“We're proud to produce a healthy product for a growing population in an environmentally conscious way.”
The Thompson Family
The Thompsons have been raising organic chicken and growing corn, wheat, and black beans on their farm in Prince Edward County since 2011. They run a true family operation, with both father and son working together on their individual farms.
The Roes Family
The Roes’ farm in Perth County was certified organic back in 2011. Since then, they’ve been producing eggs and milk, some chicken and beef, and forages to feed dairy cattle.
“Initially we followed organic practices for health reasons. I didn't want to be around the chemicals used in conventional farming and I didn't want my children exposed to them. Now I love having the animals outside on pasture. ”
Meet our organic egg farmers
Now that you know where your chicken comes from, let’s talk about what else they provide – organic eggs.