Farm History and Environmental Commitment

Farm History

While Meeting Place Organic Farm has been part of the McQuail family since 1973, the land has a much longer history than that. The McQuails are white settlers residing and farming on land that is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Anishinabek, and Odawa peoples. Meeting Place Organic Farm and the McQuail family recognizes the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Anishinabek, and Odawa peoples as the traditional custodians of the land in which our farm is located. Depending on the map, this land is under the Saugeen Treaty (1836) no. 45 1/2 or the Huron Tract Treaty no. 29. We farm this land with gratitude.

Learn more about the lands and territories of Indigenous Peoples here.
Meeting Place Organic Farm is now being farmed by the second generation of McQuails, in a sustainable, certified organic, environmentally conscious manner with respect and awe for all living things.
Environmental Commitment
At Meeting Place Organic Farm we are always aspiring and working towards having a smaller environmental footprint. We’ve worked towards this in a number of ways:
  • using draft horses whenever possible instead of a tractor
  • using human power rather than machines that require gas
  • reducing the amount of plastic in our packaging, which can make it less “sexy” to the consumer, but better for the planet
  • doing our meat deliveries in batches so as to reduce our carbon footprint
  • planting trees wherever and wherever it makes sense and
  • conserving water and electricity.