You have a long list of professionals you can turn to for help and advice: a family doctor, lawyer, accountant, dentist, hairdresser, and mechanic. But who's your farmer?
John Nikkel lives and works on his farm, 40 minutes southeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba. With the help of his brother, wife, and three children, we produce wheat, oats, soybeans, and canola, and we raise chickens for your table.
We believe in giving our livestock respect and a chance at a healthy life that is as natural as possible. Our chickens are Free Range, meaning that they are sheltered in the barn but the doors are open so they are free to run outside and eat grass and insects. These chickens are sold fresh at the St. Norbert Farmers' Market in Winnipeg every Saturday from June till October.
Above: John Nikkel (right) beside his father, Jake Nikkel.
Below: A blossoming field of canola beneath a clear blue prairie sky.