Meet the farmers!
Mat is the owner/operator of Capital Greens. The farm has grown substantially since his early days growing in suburban yards he transformed into gardens, but the core missions remain unchanged: provide the Ottawa community with delicious organic produce, nurture a connection between people and their food, and improve the local environment/ecosystem while doing it.
Katharyn is back for a 2nd season on the farm, this year working as assistant manager. The farm could not run without her passion, hard work, dedication and positive energy!
When you enjoy our produce, be sure to thank Mat and Katharyn!
Where is Capital Greens?
Capital Greens is located on unceded Algonquin territory that is now known as Ottawa. We rent a plot of land at the Just Food Farm in Blackburn Hamlet, a small community in the Greenbelt, just east of downtown Ottawa.
How big is Capital Greens?
Currently, we have ~3/4 an acre in production, and ~1/2 an acre in cover crop.
Are we organic?
Yes. We have been using organic methods since our first year farming in 2016, and all of our products are now certified organic by Ecocert Canada. We proudly grow our vegetables in healthy, living soils rather than hydroponically in chemical nutrient solutions.
What do we grow?
In the Spring and Early Summer, we focus our efforts on growing a wide variety of vegetable and herb seedlings (as well as some flowers!) to supply to local gardeners and farmers alike. You can even order seedlings online!
As the season progresses, we move on to growing organic produce that we distribute through a vegetable subscription program, at farmer’s market, and through some wholesale clients.