Taproot Farms – Growing delicious, nutritious, and ethically produced foods for you
Deeply appreciating food, people and planet.
Josh Oulton, Patricia Bishop, Izaak, Lily, and Frank--along with a fantastic farm crew--make up the family of TapRoot Farms.
Josh and Patricia grew up farming, and the commitment to agriculture instilled in them is now being passed on to their three children. Local farming is vital to our own personal health and that of our greater community. TapRoot Farms' commitment to the local food movement begins by providing fresh, delicious food to your homes. Our responsibility to the local food movement extends to being active in the community and welcoming you and your family to experience farming first hand.
Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) is a local food option that enables shareholders to participate in a mutually beneficial relationship with farmers. In a CSA, share-holders purchase annual shares of the vegetables, fruit, meat or eggs grown or raised on the farm. Members or share-holders commit in advance of the growing season and then receive a weekly, bi weekly or monthly allocation of seasonal produce.
The TapRoot Team comes to work each day on the farm
Location; 1736 Church Street, Port Williams and 451 Canard Street, Lower Canard Nova Scotia.
Tucked in the heartland of the Annapolis Valley's farming belt, TapRoot Farms merges deeply-held family farming traditions with the most established organic heritage in Nova Scotia.
Josh has always known he wanted to be a farmer. He comes from a long line of farmers--his grandparents introduced the Charolais beef cow from France to Nova Scotia in the 1900s. While he worked as a dairy herdsman for years, he knew he wanted to grow vegetables. So, in the spring of 2004, he purchased a vegetable farm in Lower Canard, Nova Scotia. Patricia also comes from a farming family--her New England Planter ancestors settled the Valley in the mid-1700s. In 2007, Patricia purchased the first 23 acres of organic land in Port Williams that, combined with Josh's farm in 2011, would become TapRoot Farms.
The farm team keeps busy each day planting, weeding, harvesting, and preparing vegetables, herbs, and fruit along with caring for our animals. We are so happy we are able to farm here in Nova Scotia with the support of CSA members and others who purchase our farm goodies at the various farmers markets, independent grocers and wholesale markets. Thank you!
Had our first delivery last night. Chicken was amazing, Brussel sprouts* delish. Apples were great. Can't wait to try more of our goodies tomorrow . Thank you for your quick response to me last night as well when I was confused on the pick up protocol. This was a great decision by my sister and myself to join this group.
Food gets better every year! Love the way eating local and in season has changed the way we eat! Excellent service. Issues are always well handled. Love the Bad Apple policy to help ensure food is fresh and good.
We've been with other CSAs and TapRoot is by far the best!
I think this farm share is going to be a healthy and exciting adventure in new taste experiences. Got my first delivery today, and really happy!
TAPROOT FARMS is amazing everyone is so great we couldn't ask for better farmers who really cares about their customers!