On The Cover: teBogt’s Produce & Meat

teBogt’s Produce & Meat is run by Emily teBogt. teBogt started her business at the age of 18 in 2011. She grows a few acres of vegetables and maintains a small flock of sheep, laying hens, and a pig herd on her family’s dairy and poultry farm in Grand Pre.

teBogt grows everything she sells. Vegetables are grown without the use of chemical herbicides, insecticides, or fertilizer. She uses composted livestock manure, non-gmo seeds, plastic mulch, greenhouses, tractor power, crop rotation and biological pest control, and says teBogt, “lots of human power.”

Her laying hens live in the barn in a free run/cage free setting, the pigs are also housed in a barn, in large pens with lots of straw bedding. Most of the piglets she sells are sold to other farmers once they are weaned. The sheep flock is 100% grass-fed and raised out on pasture during the summer and in the barn during the winter months.

For more information on teBogt’s Produce & Meat, visit: tebogts.harvesthand.com or better yet, visit Emily at the Wolfville Farmer’s Market. You can also order teBogts Produce & Meat through wfm2go.ca