What Is a Natural Farm?
A natural farm is one that uses traditional methods as much as possible. Natural farms are
not necessarily organic, because, to be labeled organic, Quebec farms must obtain
organic certification, which in some cases can be time-consuming.
Natural farms are businesses, each with its own farming methods. These are presented on
our website, so we welcome you to consult that technical data to inform yourself of the
farming methods that each of the farms uses.
Unlike industrial farms, the majority of natural farms use no – or very little – genetically
modified organisms (GMOs) in their crops and give no – or very few – antibiotics and
vaccines to their livestock to fatten them or accelerate growth.
If they do use certain pesticides or insecticides, they are those that are judged to pose no
danger to human health and have not been banned by the government. This therefore
ensures top-quality products.
The Advantages of Buying from a Natural Farm
There are many advantages associated with buying meat from natural Quebec farms,
beginning with a decreased risk of contracting diseases related to the use of pesticides,
insecticides, and GMOs.
In addition, the environmental effects are all positive when buying from a natural Quebec
farm. Greenhouse gas emissions are lower because local purchases require less
transportation and damage to the ecosystem is diminished, given that these Quebec
farms cultivate and raise their poultry, livestock, and fruit and vegetables naturally.
Moreover, chickens, cows, and other animals enjoy more freedom in natural farms
compared to animals from other Quebec farms that are not considered natural.
Do not hesitate to consult the listings of Quebec farms that we present on our site. In
addition to the farming methods used, you will find other useful information, such as
contact information for the farms and details on harvesting their products.
It is also possible (and recommended) to visit the farms, check out their facilities, and ask
the farmers questions before buying. Enjoy your visit and happy shopping!