Highland Gem Farm is located in Lanark Highlands specializing in high-quality pastured chicken, pork, and non-certified organic seasonal produce. Highland Gem serves the local community through local farmers markets, a CSA program, and farm-gate sales. Highland Gem Farm was established in 2017.
Highland Gem Farm focuses on raising healthy meats and vegetables; without the use of Genetically Modified Organisms, hormones, or non-emergency antibiotics, chemical fertilizers and pesticides, while maintaining land integrity using environmentally sensitive and soil generating farming practices.
Erin Richan is a young, entrepreneurial, first generation farmer who runs Highland Gem Farm. She is committed to growing and enjoying high quality food by learning from traditional animal-vegetable-mixed farming practices, focused on small-scale regenerative farm management, while un-learning damaging rural colonization practices. She studied at the University of Guelph and apprenticed on farms and gardens around Ontario before settling down on rented land at Elphin Gold Organic Farm, home of five generations of Brownlee farmers. Highland Gem Farm is a proud member of the National Farmer Union and Ecological Farmers of Ontario.