Bluegrass Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm near Smiths Falls, ON. By growing in an innovative system of heated greenhouses as well as our farm fields, we are helping to supply our region with fresh local produce nearly year-round.
We are committed to protecting ecosystem health and growing a diversity of produce, focusing on heirloom varieties chosen for quality and flavour. Our organic certification with Ecocert Canada means we grow everything in accordance with the Canadian Organic Standards. We value the relationships built as we work with other local producers, chefs, distributors, retailers and of course, eaters. We enjoy knowing many of the people who eat our food, and helping them to better understand who grows it and how it is produced.
In 2017, we’re growing 4 acres of field vegetables and 0.25 acres of greens in our greenhouses. We sell our produce direct to eaters through our Winter Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. We also sell to restaurants and food stores in Ottawa, Perth, Kemptville, Smiths Falls, Merrickville and Almonte.
Visitors are welcome to join us on Farm Tours every spring and fall.
We look forward to sharing our harvest with you.
Bradley Wright and Leela Ramachandran, Proprietors
Meet our Farm Team
Kris is Bluegrass Farm’s full-time labourer and salad-wrangler. After completing his B.A. in Environmental Studies at Carleton University, Kris returned to his family’s farm of over 50 years. In his free time he enjoys hunting and fishing, and is building a local livestock business of his own.
Karen and her family moved to Merrickville from Ottawa, and are honing their homesteading skills living alongside the natural world that lies around them. Karen brings an observant eye for detail, a compassionate nature and a wealth of gardening experience to her work at Bluegrass Farm. In the rest of her time, Karen can be found creating wool and felted crafts for her Littlewool business, tending her own garden, harvesting maple syrup from her property, and feeding her woodstove.
- Rooting for Spring – Laura Robin, Ottawa Citizen Style Magazine, March 31 2016
- Turning Winter Green at Bluegrass Farm – Laura Robin and Julie Oliver, Ottawa Citizen, October 15 2015 (article and video)
- At Bluegrass Farm… – Valerie Ward, Edible Ottawa, January 2015
- Bluegrass Farm Owners Receive Innovation Excellence Award – Leeds-Grenville Economic Development eNews, December 8 2015
- Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence, Regional Award Winner, November 2015