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About TapRoot Farms

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.

These lands gave Patricia and Josh an opportunity to fulfill their dream of growing delicious, healthy food not only for their family but for others to enjoy.

Since purchasing the organic farm in 2007, Patricia and Josh have been steadily increasing the number of acres in transition to organic and today, TapRoot Farms is 70% organic or in transition to organic, with the goal of becoming fully organic by 2020.

Josh and Patricia instill the virtues of environmental responsibility in their three children--Izaak, Lily, and Frank--while involving them in all aspects of the farming operation. The family grows delicious veggies and fruit, raise free-range hens for eggs, and pastured animals for meat.

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