Welcome, we are Colin, Paula and Ella Fletcher.
Colin is the fourth generation of a pork producing family. He’s been producing high quality pork since 1997. Colin attended Centralia Agricultural College. He has been a member of the Renfrew County Pork Producers for over 17 years and has been President for 8 of those years, as well as being involved in many other county agricultural committees. Recently, the Fletcher family was inducted into the Renfrew County Agricultural Wall of Fame. Fletchington Farms has been 50 years in this location. We strive to use sustainable farming methods and to reduce our environmental impact. Even our home is heated by homegrown corn, used in our grain stove. Someday, we would like to be completely “off the grid”. We are a family farm and intend to make a living on the farm while passing on an even better environment to our daughter. Colin has completed the third edition of the Ontario Environmental Farm Plan.
It’s very important to us to remain a family farm. It’s time people (and the government) see farming as a job and not just a “lifestyle” or “hobby” . People need to support their local farmers and speak up to the government which is trying to over-regulate farmers right out of business. In light of all the tainted food recalls, financial worries and threats of global terrorism, it is becoming more and more important for people to know what’s in (or not in) their foods and to have access to a safe a reliable food source. Steps must be taken, and soon, or else Canada will no longer be able to feed itself and will have to depend on imported foods. This is not good, especially during troubled times. Just ask anyone who lived in Europe during WWII; you tend to go hungry when your country can’t provide its own foods.
In today’s global marketplace, it’s important to know where your food is coming from; most countries don’t have the strict rules surrounding food production that Canada does. Colin works extremely hard to raise our pigs and we are very proud of our quality products.
Our pigs are uncertified purebred Yorkshire pigs. This is a very old English breed. They were first developed in 1761 from an old Leicestershire breed. The Yorkshire are a large, white breed. They are a nice, quiet, docile breed with strong maternal instincts. Our Yorks have been bred to produce lean, flavourful meat.
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