One a recent road trip, I made my first-ever visit to St. Francis Herb Farms, a family-owned business that has been operating for 27 years. St. Francis is situated in the beautiful Madawaska Valley, a unique, remote, cottage country region, two hours northwest of Ottawa, and three and a half hours northeast of Toronto. Paul Rivett-Carnac is the company president. His parents – Monique and Jeremy – are the company founders, and today, Paul is a co-owner of the business, along with his wife Caitlin.
The big news at St. Francis during the visit was the announcement of the company’s recent purchase of a 50 acre farm. “This will take us back to the early days of the company,” explained Paul, “when my parents grew and harvested many of the herbs. On our new farm, we will grow many of the herbs we use in St. Francis formulations. Over the years, we have grown so much, and seen multiple expansions to our manufacturing facilities, we have contracted local organic farmers to help augment herb supplies. The new farm will allow us to – along with our current farming partners – further source as many herbs locally as possible.” Story/photo: Bruce W. Cole
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