Certified Organic Farmers
Organic Freezer has secured partnerships with some of Ontario's most reputable farms including Field Gate Organics, a co-operative of more than 50 locally certified organic farmers. All farms are supplied with organic feed and are audited and undergo annual certification procedures.
Field Gate Organics has a retail store in London, Ontario located in Covent Garden Market and owns the only Federally Certified Organic processing facility in Canada for Beef, Poultry, Lamb and Pork. They are both audited and monitored by PRO CERT, a federally appointed organic certification organization specializing in meat and poultry.
All organic products from Organic Freezer come directly from the Field Gate Organics retail store. All items are freshly frozen and individually
Why Choose Certified Organic?
Organic farmers have to keep meticulous records for a minimum of five years on every element of their farming. An independent certifying body inspects their farms and records annually to ensure that they meet strict Canadian organic standards. Organic meat comes from an animal that has not been fed anything grown with toxic or synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or fumigants; has not been given any kind of growth hormone, antibiotic or genetically engineered product; has been conceived by organically raised animals; and has been butchered and processed following organic regulations.
Organically raised animals are provided with living conditions and stocking rates appropriate to their behavioral requirements, high-quality diet of organically-produced feed, and ethical animal husbandry that facilitates low stress, promotes good health, and prevents disease. With organic farming, prevention of maladies is emphasized over treatment of them. When a disease or infection does strike an animal, it is nursed back to health without the use of chemical treatments.
- Organic farming strictly prohibits:
- Chemical pesticides, herbicides and fungacides in fields
- Chemical fertilizers in the fields
- Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
- Growth hormones
- Drugs (including antibiotics)
- Animal by-products for feed