We've decided to stop selling our pork through the OVFC. When we added up all the cost, i.e., the 10% fee (gross) that goes to the Co-op, costs to deliver to Pembroke, cost to raise the pork, it just didn't make
We appreciate our customers who have said we should increase the price to cover the commission. But this would require us to run 2 price lists and would cause even more work because we would have to have a separate freezer with pork labeled with OVFC prices. Also, increasing the price would increase the amount paid to the OVFC. It becomes a vicious circle. I may continue to sell my preserves and hand work as they have a bigger profit margin than food stuffs.
But do not fear!!! We are NOT going out of business. We will still be selling our natural pork from both our farm locations. We also will be returning to the Petawawa Farmers' Market. The folks in Deep River are talking about a special once a month Farmers' Market where we would love to go as well. Also, we'll be at various Taste of the Valley events this summer/fall.
There is a bonus to coming to see us in person -same great quality meat but even more affordable as there is NO COMMISSION. Our customers don't have to pay the extra 5% as charged by OVFC.
So please, come out to the farm or see us at the Market, we love meeting our customers face to face. We're open daily 9-8 but don't forget we are a working farm, so if you are making a special trip or coming from a distance please call and I'll make sure someone is home for you.
Don't forget that you can get natural, cage-free eggs from the farm stand location too. Our chickens are fed home grown corn. If you've only ever bought store eggs, you won't believe the taste difference in truly fresh eggs.