Our radishing, urban vegetable farm grows out of the greenbelt in Nepean and serves West Ottawa. We not only provide consistently fresh and high-quality food, we foster a growing community of lovers of good food.
The farmworkers own and run the business together ensuring fair pay and an equal voice.
We follow and exceed Canadian Organic Standard.
We are in the process of certifying the land as Organic.
In 2017 the Beetbox cooperative was founded by a group of young farmers who saw the value of coming together to grow good food. As a workers co-op, the farm is owned and democratically managed by its members. That means the farm is committed to creating good jobs for new farmers.
When the founders of Beetbox came across the former Riverglen farm in the National Capital Greenbelt, they knew this was a special place. For decades, 230 Davidson’s side road has been an ecological haven for both biodiversity and community. It is surrounded by protected forests and wetlands and has a history of farmers growing with sustainable methods. It also has a special place in the heart of West Ottawa!
By renting a farm in the greenbelt from the National Capital Commission, our farm has the unique opportunity to be neighbors with those who eat our food. We benefit from our quick access to a main thoroughfare, Carling Road, as well as a network of biking, walking & skiing trails surrounding the farm. The conversation wetlands & forest that surround the farm make it a great place to visit for both people and wildlife!
Following 2 years of a successful CSA, the VegBox, Beetbox expanded in 2020 to offer a seedling sale, a line of prepared foods, a farm store and events throughout the year. We welcome visits to the farm which is right down the road from Bells Corners, Kanata North & Crystal Beach/Brittania.
We hope you come out to see how special our farm in the City is! This farm has good roots!