FARMERS: Kelly Ditz
LOCATION: (Oakburn, Manitoba)
PHONE #: 204-234-5524
The roots of “THE FARM” begin as far back as 1906, when Pawlo (Paul) Ditz and Maryna (Sytynk) decided to immigrate to Canada. They left their beloved village Soroka in Husiatyn, a district of the province of Halychyna in Western Ukraine. They travelled many miles by wagon to Ternopol, Ukraine, then by train to Hamburg, Germany. After 18 days on a stormy rough sea, they landed in Halifax. The couple preceded to Manitoba, where they were met by Michael Sytynk, Maryna’s father. They stayed in his home, eight miles northeast of Oakburn, where “THE FARM” officially began as a homestead. It continues to produce a bounty of vegetables every year under the Ditz name, now owned and operated by Paul and Maryna’s grandson, Kelly.
On several occasions, while Kelly was preparing to leave Winnipeg and visit his family’s homestead for a few days, he would be asked by a friend where he was going. Kelly’s reply was always “THE FARM” – since then, the name has been imprinted on the third-generation piece of land. For Kelly, producing food using only organic methods come second nature. Having grown up on “THE FARM”, Kelly is very familiar with the 227 acres of the soil that surrounds his family’s homestead. The land which has grown alfalfa, barley, canola, oats, peas, wheat and vegetables has always been grown organically. Kelly understands and appreciates the value of organic farming as he has served on the Manitoba Organic Alliance (MOA) for two years.
Kelly uses environmentally friendly and sustainable practices. This involves the saving of seeds from past healthy and natural plants for next year’s crop. He continues to produce and sell a wide variety of vegetables every growing season that he sells to a variety of customers in Winnipeg and the surrounding area of “THE FARM”.
||Leave Message @ 204-234-5524 or Text 1-431-282-3071|
||Market Price - to date....|
||Call Me At - THE FARM 204-234-5524 OR TEXT & Call 1-431-282-3071|
||$2.00 - $2.35/LBS|
|Sugar Pie Pumpkins & Heritage Squashes||
||$1.00 - $1.25/LBS|
||$1.25 - $2.00/LBS|
|Assorted Root Vegetables||
||From $1.00 - $2.65/lbs Call 204-234-5524 OR Text & Call 1-431-282-3071|
||$15/4Litre You pick or $24/4Litre I pick|
|Fermentation of Pickling Cucumbers, Sauerkraut....||Please inquire||Contact the Oakburn,Manitoba Number and leave message, Thanks,Kelly@ 204-234-5524|
Monday to Saturday - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST
The aim and focus is to create awareness opportunities about local producers and to support local produced foods. The objective is to create an "educational" attitude both for "the vendor" and "the buyer". A formation of an unique "organic" culture.
All food will be grown in a sustainable manner.
All people will have access to such food, and Farmers will make a decent return on their investment.
Values and or Guiding Principles
Family farms form the backbone of Manitoba's agri-food industry.
To be pro-active, action-oriented and innovative in seeking my vision.
To be good stewards of the land.
To be fiscally responsible.
To be aware of new technological developments.
To promote community-centered developments, thus creating new partnerships and relationships.
Being Environmentally Friendly and Sustainable.
FARMERS have always benn stewards of the land, wisely using the tools available to them.
It turns out what's good for me as a farmer is also good for you the consumer - and the land we all live on.
And that's a Win-Win-Win situation.
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