DEMETER CANADA

WHO ARE WE? WHAT DO WE DO?

Demeter Canada is made up of farms across the country who are fulfilling the Standards for Certification established by Demeter International, a network of individual certification organisations world-wide.

Our current leadership is representative of our widespread work:

Ulrich Hack, Chair
1017 Concession 7 RR #5 Kincardine, ON, N2Z 2X6
519-396-8098 uhackbd@bmts.com

Diana Thiriar, Treasurer
33 Rivermere Ave, St. Lambert, QC, J4R 2E7
450-672-8007 jacques.diana.thiriar@videotron.ca

Tom Waller, Secretary
1090 Hayes Rd, RR #4, Arden, ON, K0H 1B0
613-335-3361 tom@elmtreefarm.ca

Niklaus Forstbauer, Director
7542 Gibson Rd
Chilliwack BC V4Z 1C8
604-854-0090 nforstbauer@gmail.com

Gabe Cipes, Director
4780 Chute Lake Rd, Kelowna, BC, V1W 4M3
205-442-5940 gabecipes@gmail.com

Larisa Knutsen, Director
Certification Administrator
Biodynamic Agriculture Society of British Columbia                                                                                                                 604-517-0307 bdcertification@yahoo.ca

Laurie McGregor, Administrator
14 Simcoe, Blvd, Simcoe, ON, N3Y 3L5
519-428-2891 demetercanadainfo@gmail.com

WHAT DO WE DO?

Demeter Canada coordinates all biodynamic certification in Ontario, and in most other provinces.

We offer two levels of certification, Demeter and “in-conversion” to Demeter, both of which are based on standards established by Demeter International.

WHAT IS DEMETER CERTIFICATION?

Demeter is the brand for products from Biodynamic Agriculture. Only strictly controlled and contractually bound partners are permitted to use the Brand. A comprehensive verification process insures strict compliance with the International Demeter Production and Processing Standards, as well as applicable organic regulations in the various countries; without a gap, through every step, from agricultural production to processing and final product packaging. The holistic Demeter requirements exceed government mandated regulations. Not only do they exclude the use of synthetic fertilisers and chemical plant protection agents in agricultural crop production, or artificial additives during processing, but also require very specific measures to strengthen the life processes in soil and foodstuffs. Demeter farmers and processors actively contribute toward the shaping of a future worth living for, creating healthy foods of distinctive tastes, truly “Foods with Character”. Demeter – the Brand you can trust in. (from the Demeter International website, http://www.demeter.net)

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Laurie McGregor, Demeter Administrative Assistant, at 519-428-2891, demetercanadainfo@gmail.com