Hi!  I'm Heidi.  Rural Roots is the fulfillment of a long time dream of mine.  Born and raised in New Lowell, I earned an Honours degree in Regional Planning and International Development at Nipissing University but quickly realized that what I really loved was local agriculture and horticulture.  In 2010, I opened Rural Roots Greenhouse on my parents' farm and that same year also started offering a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program (for more on that, visit the CSA page).  

        2019 marks the beginning of our 10th year in business!  In looking back over the past decade, I am still blown away by the wonderful community support of my small enterprise that ensures I'm privileged enough to be doing something I love in the community I love.  Ten years have seen a lot of changes.  I married the handsome goat farmer, we had a daughter who will be 4 years old this year (the "future farmer") and we moved the operation to our farm on Airport Road after being generously allowed to rent at my parents' farm in New Lowell.  This year finds me more excited than ever to start planting and sharing our plants, flowers and vegetables with you for another season. 

We offer:

  • Spring Sale Days on the Farm: weekend sales in May/June for bedding plants, hanging baskets, vegetable transplants, seeds, shrubs, and much more!
  • A 15-week Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA) from July until Thanksgiving.
  • A weekly summer Farmers' Market on Thursday evenings in Stayner where we offer our plants, vegetables and cut flowers.
  • DIY Bulk Buckets of Fresh Flowers for weddings and events.  
  • A Four Season Urn Club where will be come and change/plant your urns with the seasons. 
  • Winter Urn planting.
  • Workshops
  • And more!   

          Just a final note: I chose the name Rural Roots to reflect my deep history in the local area.  Both sides of my family can trace their roots back several generations in New Lowell and area, and like them, I am proud to be part of the 'roots' of this community.  It is my hope that you will be able to put down some of your own ''rural roots'' with our flowers and plants. 



 - Heidi

 

2674 County Road 42  Stayner, ON    705.305.3514

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