This project is both a labour of love, and a solution to an immediate problem.
It is a joint effort between Jeff and Sue Klug of Roots Down Organic Farm, and Matt Hodder and Kalen Stevens-Heap, familiar produce slingers for both Roots Down and Warner’s Farm at the Ottawa Farmers’ Markets. After years of only doing the retail side of markets, and also tending to their own food gardens, Matt and Kalen wanted to get their hands dirty and see the production side of markets. Jeff took them on at Roots Down, and the rest is history. Over the years of working together, they’ve all cultivated a strong working relationship, and share a similar desire to increase food security by improving access to local food.
This store exists to provide a link between the farmers and producers of our region, and the customers eager to secure access to their goods.