Owning and operating a farm has been a life long dream for both James & Amanda, although neither of their farm dreams looked quite like Mapletwiss Farm.
James comes from a long line of farmers, and grew up on a beef farm outside of Arthur, ON. This is where James grew his love for agriculture and animals. Always planning that some day he would too own his own farm, and pictured running his own herd of cattle, and raising food for his friends and family. While Amanda, although didn't grow up on a farm, she spent every spare second or time she could in the barn. Amanda has ridden horses from the age of 7, and has been fully emersed into the horse world ever since. Her dreams were to open her own lesson and boarding facility. Their commonality was their passion and love for animals, and knowledge of where their food comes from.
When they met in 2016 their dreams started to change. Amanda had be passionate about sourcing local food, and enjoyed the connection with the farmer, feeling that she knew exactly how her food was grown and raised. She wanted their farming venture to include this aspect, she wanted to tell their story, share how they raised their animals, invite the public, and help provide education on this wonderful industry. In 2018, the dream started to become a reality. James followed a farm for sale sign one night on his way home from work finding what is now, Mapletwiss Farm.