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Our Sustenance

The majority of Our Sustenance services can be accessed at the Main office and greenhouse located at 2676 4th Line.

Be sure to stop by for a visit or follow us on Facebook @OurSustenance

Call: 519-445-2011
Email: nhill@sndevcorp.ca
Twitter: @Our_Sustenance

Garden Cafe

The Garden Café is open 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Friday and 7:00 am to Noon on Saturdays and serves breakfast and lunch options. The café will be opening December 2018.

Poultry Farm 

Yes eggs will be sold by the dozen and available for community purchase.

Our Sustenance will only have chickens known as Layers used for eggs. Chickens used for meat known as Broilers, will not be available for purchase.

We will be starting with 50 chickens in Spring 2019, with hopes of expanding to 150.

Bee Keeping and Honey Production

An Apiary is a location where the beehives of honey bees are kept and can come in many sizes depending on production output.

We currently have 2 operational hives behind the greenhouse on location at Our Sustenance and 2 operational hives located at Chiefswood Park near the Chiefswood Museum. In the spring of 2019, we will be partnering with Humble Bee Inc. to revitalize the current hives and expand for the future to make homemade local honey for community consumption.

Honey will be sold in jar sizes 250ml and 500ml. We currently are in the process of restoring our apiary and do not have honey for sale at the moment, but plan to in the new year (2019).

Greenhouse

You can generally expect to find staff members in the greenhouse between the hours of 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Seasonal fruits, veggies, herbs, as well as our traditional medicines such as; tobacco, various types of sage, echinacea, lemon balm and more. The produce from the greenhouse will be used primarily as fresh ingredients in the cafe, but also sold to the community through our upcoming market.

We are no longer renting space in the greenhouse to the public but will be providing guided-tours to those who may be interested to see the changes we’ve made. It is dangerous to the health of our plants to have outside pathogens brought in by unsupervised visitors.

Tours and Workshops

Starting up again in Summer 2019, workshops or tours can be booked by giving us a call at 519-445-2011.