Nothing we do at Farmer Direct Organic would be possible if we didn’t respect our farmers and develop partnerships with them, some of which go back more than a decade. We’ve been to their homes. We’ve shared meals with them. In short, we treat our farmers like family, and we pay them fairly.
Paying farmers well allows them to pay their workers fairly and to reinvest in their communities. Fair pay gives farmers the freedom to pursue quality and creative solutions, resulting in nutrient-dense organic food for your family. It’s that simple.
We are privileged to support agricultural transparency and to rely upon the integrity of our farmers and growers.
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Farmer Andy Wagman
Andy Wagman has been farming organically for more than 20 years, “long before it became cool,” he says.
Andy found a competitive edge in organics with lower up-front cost compared to conventional farming and by repurposing older model tractors that were still suitable for organic growing. Since then, “it’s become a belief, a way of life.”
Bill Cowen isn’t your typical organic farmer. In fact, he was initially reluctant to switch from conventional to organic farming, and he may not have done it at all except that his wife insisted. “Finally I told Cherry, ‘Okay, fine, we’ll give it a shot and see how it goes,’ and we’ve been organic ever since!” That was more than 20 years ago. Today, he supplies Farmer Direct Organic with delicious black lentils that he grows on his farm in Saskatchewan.
“Land never goes anywhere. If you look after the land, it will be there for many more generations to come.” That’s Ken Huber, and he has reason to be invested in sustaining his farmland. Ken and his wife, Dawn, farm the same quarter section that was homesteaded by his great-grandparents southeast of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.