Our Farmers

NIKU Farms connects you to local Ontario farmers who have a commitment to quality, ethical treatment of animals and humane farming practices.



Farm First Thinking

Small farms have been squeezed by a long supply chain. We're changing a broken system, and connecting you directly with local and small scale family farms. We're putting farms first.



Ethically Raised Meat

Animals should eat what they were born to eat. Our animals are raised the natural way without chemicals, antibiotics or hormones on small scale family farms.



Local Communities

We connect you to products from your nearest farm because we care about local food movements and sustainable food distribution. You deserve to know exactly where your meat came from.

5 Chicks and a Farmer

Pasture Raised Chicken

5 Chicks and a Farmer is a small farm owned by John and Sarah Moylan in the township of McKillop in Huron County, ON. Along with their four daughters, dog, bunny, and 26 cats, they work hard to provide local community members with delicious and nutritious pasture-raised meat. John had always enjoyed working with animals, and the thought of working from home with his family sounded like something he couldn’t pass on! As he learned more about the farming industry, John realized that large-scale agricultural opportunities had many different costs and risks that he was not comfortable with. So in 2015, John started reading and learning about pasture-based farming. Two years later, in 2017, he and Sarah decided to make a change, and John quit his job as a construction project manager to start farming full-time.

Now, John and his family raise chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cattle all on pasture. They use a rotational grazing system taught by ethical husbandry expert Joel Salutin and always focus on producing the most nutritious meat with exceptional flavour. John and Sarah are working towards including rotationally grazed pastures in their crop rotation as well as other regenerative farming methods such as cover crops and no-till cropping. All of which improve soil health and do good for the environment! All of which improve soil health and do good for the environment! John and his family work hard together to provide you with the highest quality of pasture-raised chicken, and they hope you enjoy it!

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Big Rock Bison

100% Grass-Fed Bison

Big Rock Bison is located right between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay in beautiful Shallow Lake ON. Be careful not to blink, or you’ll miss it! #smalltownproud. They consider themselves land stewards, and grassland restoration is a major component of their farming operations.

Big Rock Bison works hard to promote the growth of native grasses on their land for their bison to thrive on. Their priority is to continue to do what is best for their animals, their land, and their customers. They believe it is their duty to ensure their bison are 100% grass-fed and naturally raised in a low-stress environment. From gate to plate, their family to yours!

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Blackview Farm

100% Grass-Fed & Finished Beef

Bill and Michelle of Blackview Farm raise their chicken and pork on pasture at a home farm near Listowel, Ontario. They strive to bring you the best in grass fed, finished, and pasture-raised meats and their chicken is often rotated behind cattle to naturally ‘disinfect’ their fields by eating bugs. Bill has partnered with a family friend and small farm owner Ken Vaag, in Manitoba, to share his expertise and refine their grass-fed and grass-finishing operations. Together, they raise their beef to the same strict protocol that the Blackview name stands for; and the beef is then brought to Ontario and processed locally for you and your family to enjoy. With changes in the food supply industry, this new partnership allows us to respond to increased demand while still supporting local farms and it’s owners.

High quality, grass finished beef is only available when you orchestrate the seasons, the grass growth and animal movement; accompanied by the age and genetic make up of the animal. Bill and Michelle are the passionate conductors of this orchestra, and they invite everyone to taste and enjoy the output of their hard work. They hope that you inherit a sense of the place where their animals are raised and cared for.

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Chicken Thika Farm

100% Pasture-Raised Chicken

Chicken Thika Farm is based in Kenilworth, Ontario owned by Shaheer Abha and Bahaar Luhar. Living near small scale farmers in Dufferin and Wellington County, Shaheer and Bahaar noticed a gap of local options for organic halal meat. They decided this was a perfect opportunity to be a solution to a challenge they knew affected more than just their family and the growing Muslim community north of GTA. With faith, determination, and vision, they are now the first farm in Ontario to provide CSI certified organic, HMA certified halal, and pasture-raised chicken directly from the farm to your home.

Shaheer and Bahaar follow strict protocols adhering to organic and halal guidelines as well as standards provided by the Chicken Farmers of Ontario. Their devotion to the proper treatment of their land and animals necessitates providing fresh pasture, performing the blessing, and personally packing your orders. They enjoy selling their product through a platform that allows them to then connect to other families like theirs. As a first-generation Canadian family, the journey of beginning Chicken Thika Farms and returning to their farming roots has been a dream come true and they couldn’t be more proud to share the healthy poultry options with you and your family!

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Howick Community Farms

Pasture Raised Meats

Howick Community Farms, located around Howick Ontario, is a partnership of around 30 neighbouring Mennonite farmers that hold a strong belief system of raising animals with care and respect. The farm partnership prides itself on preserving traditional farming practices, raising animals humanely on pasture in harmony with nature. Animals from pigs, lamb, chickens and cows are raised on pasture. This includes rotational grazing of their chickens on the field, so that chickens not only remain outdoors but they have continual access to fresh grass.

Howick Community Farm builds agreements with businesses only through mutual trust and close relationships. As we were looking for sustainable farm options, we were pointed in this direction from our farm partner Marlin from Marita Field and other trusted sources in the industry. We are proud to have been connected to them, and you'll love the distinct flavour of all their meats.

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John O's Food

Sustainably Sourced Fish

From Wheatley Ontario, John Omstead is a fourth-generation member of a fishing family dating back to 1911. Once owners of one of the world’s largest freshwater fisheries, Omstead Foods, John’s family played a large part in making Wheatley the freshwater fish capital of the world. After successfully cultivating a separate vegetable business, he sold it in 2006 and went back to his fishing roots to build John O’s Foods. As a local family business, they take pride in their honest work and are making waves in the sustainable freshwater fishing community.

John O’s Foods works hard to ensure all their fish come from sustainable sources. Their Pickerel, wild-caught from Lake Erie, are harvested by local Wheatley fishermen who are certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). This honour made Lake Erie the first of the Great Lakes fisheries and only the second in North America to earn MSC certification.

Along with their wild-caught species, John O’s Foods also ventured into sustainable farm raising practices. Partnering with the Sheshegwaning First Nation on the North Shore of Manitoulin Island, they raise Rainbow Trout in net-pens 1000 feet from shore. They are the only exclusively open water farm in Ontario and raise in open water to mimic the Rainbow Trout’s natural environment. This constantly replenishes clean freshwater for the fish and allows for a more comfortable habitat. From your local fishermen to your doorstep - they sincerely hope you enjoy your freshwater fish!


Marita Fields

100% Grass-Fed & Finished Beef

Marita Fields is a local farm in Grey County near Dundalk, Ontario owned by Marlin and Rita Martin with their six children. Marlin and Rita were both raised on commercial feedlots and hog farms but wanted something slightly different for their own family.

As their name implies, they are all about fields and less about heavy metal equipment or large concrete barns. They have open fields with grazing cattle, chickens on pasture, willshire horned sheep in meadows, dutch harness horses prancing on pastures, and more. They love what they are doing and truly hope you enjoy your order!

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Woolleys’ Lamb Farm

100% Grass-Fed Lamb

Woolley's Lamb Farm is located in Simcoe, Ontario. In 2008 after seeing lambs grazing orchards in New Zealand, a young farmer was determined to bring this idea back home. If you spot sheep wandering between the cherry trees at Woolleys’ Lamb farm, don’t worry – they’re exactly where they’re supposed to be. For owners Carrie Woolley and Brett Schuyler, letting their grass-fed livestock graze freely amongst their fruit trees makes perfect sense.

The innovative process provides shade, shelter and space for the sheep to forage. In addition the lambs can be found foraging on cover crops (a crop grown for the protection and enrichment of the soil) and wooded pastures (silvo pastures). These sustainable farming practices result in an eco-friendly lamb that is born & raised on a 100% pasture diet.

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Want to be part of this list?

We want to connect consumers directly with their local farms who are raising animals the right way. If you are a farmer, or know of a farmer who should be part of the NIKU Farms community, please send us an email at admin@nikufarms.com.