Ferme d'ORée Farm

Our philosophy

Owners Sarah Hui & Gert, Rosalie & Camille Janssens

We are going much further than

No antibiotics
No growth hormones

Our farm is
Grass-based and local!

Our vocation is to model our farm to the romantic idea of a picturesque family farm where animals and people live a good life. This is in stark contrast to the reality of modern agriculture. The privilege of breathing the country air, working the land and caring for our animals is our reward for hard work under difficult conditions and otherwise unprofitable investment. Even though we know some fantastic farmers with industrial (family) farms, it is not what we are about.

Environmental agriculture is based on the principle that you are what you eat.
This goes much further than no chemical fertilizers, preventative antibiotics or growth hormones

Good food is natural food. Nature is our template. We let animals be animals. Our animals live outside as much as possible. Herbivores have evolved to eat grass - not grain, pigs have a strong desire to root. Sunshine, fresh air, hygienic living conditions and a natural diet make for happy animals that rarely get sick and do not need preventative antibiotics.

Good food comes from a diversified farm. Nature is resilient because of diversity. In a sense, we try to create a balanced ecosystem rather than using chemical fertilizer as a crutch for a depleted soil. Since we feed very little grain, almost all our land is both pasture and hayfield. This is much better for the soil.

Good food is seasonal food. We follow the rhythm of nature as much as we can.

Good food is slow food. With more exercise, less grain and no steroids, hormones or chemical food additives, our animals grow slower. That results in lean meat, yellow fat, and more taste. What is healthy for animals is healthy for you!

Good food is local food. Reducing transportation is better for the animals and the environment. Local food means that more money stays in our community. We sure prefer a local abattoir over a huge one. Local food encourages openness and a relationship between consumer and farmer based on trust. Local food forces farms to stay relatively small. We think that that is essential in what we do. Small is beautiful...

Good food is social food. Our food has no hidden social costs. We do not cause pollution and we do not exploit people. We try to keep our prices reasonable.

Good food is family-friendly food. Environmental farming is not just our job, it is our vocation! Our kids take pride in our farm. We hope to create a little paradise they will always return to.

Good food is community supported food. Rural communities are having a hard time as many young people leave in search for better jobs in the city. We discovered that most of our neighbours and clients in city and country alike, are really cool and resourceful people. Nothing is more encouraging than your support. We love living here and we hope to contribute to the development of our region.

Good food is not just food. In our consumption and production decisions, we chose what kind of world we want to live in. We want you to enjoy our products as you cook and eat a good, healthy and guilt-free meal together!

Environmental agriculture is grass-based farming that nurtures the original philosophy of the organic, bio-dynamic and permaculture movements. We are not certified organic. Industrial agriculture -even if it is organic - thrives on cheap grain and cheap fossil fuels. It produces cheap commodities for global markets.



Salad bar beef

Our salad bar beef eat only grass and vegetables. This is the real thing...


Pastured Limousin or Angus beef

In continental Europe, Limousin is the most coveted beef. In North-America, that is Angus. One is lean with short muscle fibers, the other is marbled with course muscle fibers. Both are excellent. Your choice.


Texel Lamb

For the moment, we do not raise lambs ourselves, but we work with the several fantastic farms.


Pastured pork

Your basic option for pastured porkpork

Pastured Berkshire pork

Our heritage Berkshire pigs root in the fields, but that is not why they taste so good...we have the ultimate genetics!


Pastured Mangalitsa pork

Our Mangalitsa pigs are for the real connaisseur only. Slow growing, and pricey indeed...


Pastured eggs

We produce eggs in a so-called eggmobile in the field. You have never eaten eggs before!


Real honey

Nothing destroys the taste of real honey like pasteurization and ultrafiltration. Miel d'ORee does not!


Laboratoire de legumes

Saisonal vegetable subscription with a twist from Miel d'ORee.


Small stock

The best chicken in Quebec is produced and prepared on the Ferme Rose des Vents. And it is affordable too.bresse

Bresse chickens

A french folly. Ridiculously pricey, but ridiculously good!