A little about us
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.
We (David, Lise-Anne, and Jeremy) met a few years ago at a new-farmer mixer, and realized right away that there was potential to farm together. But we figured we should get to know each other first, so we decided “let’s be friends!” After a couple of years of potlucks, meetings, and many visits to potential farmland, we took the leap and now we’re married. …Just kidding!!! We are housemates for now, but the main thing is that we’re all committed to being your friendly urban produce growers. Come visit us at the farm! 🙂
meet the farmers
Jeremy Colbeck obtained a diploma in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University in 2010. Jeremy’s dedication to sustainable agriculture is as much an ideological stance as a lifestyle choice. With four seasons of market gardening at four different highly successful farms, Jeremy knows a thing or two about growing vegetables. Leadership and relentless energy are his chief qualities. When not working for the BeetBox, Jeremy can be found white water kayaking, teaching ski in the Gatineau hills, or bunching radishes at Lève-Tôt Farm.
A new world opened to Lise-Anne 10 years ago when she discovered the concept of food sovereignty. Getting interested in food and where it comes from allowed her to expand her understanding of social and environmental justice. Since then, by her involvement in different community organizations and movement, Lise-Anne decided to contribute her grain of salt to a shift in our food system. Her masters in International Development and Globalization explore the contribution of farmers to the development of sustainable agriculture. She currently manages international programs at USC Canada, an organization that promotes seed security, sustainable farming and resilient agricultural system in Canada and beyond. Lise-Anne’s experience in project management, planning and budgeting has been a great help in getting this project started.
David Mazur-Goulet brings his passion and experience to this co-operative urban farm. In 2014, David co-founded The BeetBox, a certified organic market garden in West Quebec. With diplomas in Entrepreneurship and Green Business Management from Algonquin College and a certificate in sustainable vegetable production from the University of Vermont, he ready to build upon the great work carried about by previous stewards and build a deeply rooted urban farm in Ottawa’s greenbelt.