Our Story

ClearWater Farms

MeanderingPathway (1)is a social enterprise intent on demonstrating how healthy food can be grown in ways that restore the surrounding land, water and community fabric. Through our network of farms we inspire our employees, neighbourhood volunteers and customer/partners to grow, prepare and share fresh, nutritious food using organic and regenerative practices that showcase the creative potential of sustainable agriculture. A flagship initiative of the Ontario Water Centre, an educational organization with charitable status, ClearWater’s food production supports our educational mission: to further place-based experiential learning through school and camp-based youth-focused programs, and through partnerships with community groups. To find out more about the Water Centre and its commitment to ClearWater Farms, click here.

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Taste, Nutrition
and Quality


ClearWater is committed to combining state-of-the-art chemical-free growing practices with tender, love and care to consistently produce delicious, nutritious food for you and your family.

Learn more about what makes our food different

How We Grow

ClearWater wants to show the world that how we manage our land directly affects the health of our water. ClearWater works with the land to slow, store, and cleanse water as it moves across the landscape. We use chemical-free pest control methods to help rebuild soil biology and rely on diverse planting patterns, crop rotation, and attracting the right kinds of pollinators and beneficial insects. Our permaculture approach and low-till practices increase the resilience and health of our farmlands so they can continue to be sustainable over time.

Bettering the Environmental, Social and Economic Health of Local Communities

ClearWater is committed to farming in ways that support people, earth, water and communities.

In particular , we want to offer hope and a better future for young people in the areas where we farm.

In late 2016, ClearWater’s parent, the Ontario Water Centre, an educational organization with charitable status, received a three year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to help us build capacity to work with 2,500 kids per year on our farms by 2019. Your support of ClearWater’s food production will help make this possible.

Our Farms


ClearWater is building a demonstration site at the historic Reed Farm in Georgina with two other locations in the Lake Simcoe/Georgian Bay watershed, at Gilford and Waubaushene. Over time, ClearWater will add additional sites, partnering with affiliates that share our vision.

Sheep in the Road

 

Garlic+Dome
Historic Barn
Forest Pigs + Dome

 

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Community


Water and food both play a big part in the economic development of healthy social relations and economic growth. ClearWater is committed to engaging people with farms in their communities, and with each other, in order to further their appreciation of the role of water in sustainable food production.

Our Team

Nathan
Lead, Farming Operations

Nathan grew up on a farm and, following a decade-long sojourn into consulting & software management, began building a sustainable farming operation and consulting business, most recently as co-owner of 10 Fold Farms
in Waubaushene, ON.

Cori
Executive Chef

Award-winning chef Cori brings years of experience making delicious food to the ClearWater team, most recently as owner of Cori's Cafe & Catering in Sutton, ON.  She will be crafting simple, yet scrumptious recipes to help you make the most of your weekly food basket

Melissa
Lead, Wholesale Sales

Melissa has worked for 15 years in hospitality, marketing, and farm management, most recently as co-owner of 10 Fold Farms. She is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with our grocery store and restaurant customers.

Michael
Marketing Team

Michael has worked with ClearWater for over a year in a variety of roles, including growing, marketing, farmer's markets, logistics, etc.

Tyler
Livestock Operations

Tyler has worked with ClearWater for over a year in growing operations. Recently, Tyler has taken responsibility for day to day management of our pigs and laying chickens.

Alana
Lead, Sales & Marketing

Alana is responsible for managing ClearWater's weekly food basket program and presence at farmers' markets.

Ali
Mushrooms Operations

Ali is responsible for mushroom cultivation and forest plantings at ClearWater Farm.

Steve
Builder

Steve is responsible for building our tiny houses and for a variety of other construction activity at ClearWater.

Chris
Lead, Food Logistics

Chris is responsible for managing our weekly washing, packing and delivery of food to both retail and wholesale customers.

Kelly
Lead, Finance & Admin

Kelly is responsible for managing our financial resources and day to day administrative issues.

Lindsay
Food Logistics Team

Lindsay helps to manage our weekly washing, packing and delivery of food to both retail and wholesale customers.

Sarah
Food Logistics Team

Sarah recently joined the food logistics team and will help in weekly packing and delivery.

Alex
Sales & Marketing Assistant

Sydney
Sales & Marketing Assistant

Megan
Sales & Marketing Assistant

Julie
Growing Team Manager

Julie worked as a member of the farm team last season and is returning to Clearwater this year as farm team manager at the Willow Beach farm location. She loved working with us and learning so much about farming last summer that she enrolled in the Sustainable Agriculture program at Fleming College.

Goldie
Growing Team Intern

Goldy is a student in the Sustainable Agriculture program at Fleming College and joins us as an intern working on Julie's team at the Willow Beach Farm location.

Preet
Growing Team Intern

Preet is a student in the Sustainable Agriculture program at Fleming College and joins us as an intern working on Julie's team at the Willow Beach Farm location.

Laurie
Growing Team Intern

Laurie is a part time farm intern as part of Julie's farm team at Willow Beach. She is a welcome addition to the team this year.

Lindsay
Educational Coordinator

Lindsay has worked with ClearWater for almost a year, most recently coordinating day to day details of summer camp and school programs at our Willow Beach site".

Paul
Lead, Educational Programs

Paul is responsible for managing educational programs at our Willow Beach site for summer camps and schools.

Morgan
Educational Team

Morgan assists Paul in developing and managing summer camp and school programs at our Willow Beach site.

Paige
Educational Team

Paige assists Paul in managing summer camp and school programs at our Willow Beach site.

Anterra
Educational Team

Anterra assists Paul in managing summer camp and school programs at our Willow Beach site.