Holistic Management

At Rowe Farms we support local farmers who share our goal of becoming responsible custodians for future generations.

Support Local

At Rowe Farms we support local production as it keeps our world cleaner with less trucking and lower fuel consumption.

Organic Farming

We provide options for consumers that support organic farming principles.

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Various organic meats

QUALITY WITH A CONSCIENCE

At Rowe Farms our approach to eating is simple.

We believe the best approach to healthy eating is to consume sustainably raised, locally grown, minimally processed, organic foods.

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Our Story

Caring about our health since 1972.

Rowe first started raising grass fed cattle on his Guelph, Ontario farm in 1972. Rowe’s passion for producing animals without the use of antibiotics, growth promoting hormones or animal by-products is where the Rowe Farms Conscience was born.

For John, his dedication to grass fed beef is a progression towards a more balanced food system. If you ask John why the interest in Grass Fed Beef, his answer: “I believe that what is environmentally best is also best for us.”

While most people are used to eating grain-fed beef, cattle cannot easily digest grain and corn and are unhealthy as a result. On the contrary, according to Rowe, grass fed cattle are healthier and keeping the entire food chain healthier.

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QUALITY WITH A CONSCIENCE

Local
At Rowe Farms we support local production as it keeps our world cleaner with less trucking and lower fuel consumption. Economically, local production helps support our local economy and our local farmers.
Organic
At Rowe Farms we want to provide options for consumers that support Organic farming principles including the elimination of chemical pesticides, herbicides and any GMOs fed to animals.
GMO Free
At Rowe Farms we offer high quality, flavourful products that have not been fed GMOs.
Sustainable
At Rowe Farms we support local farmers with a common goal – reduce our impact on the lands we farm and become responsible custodians for future generations.
Hormone Free

At Rowe Farms, we don’t use unnatural growth hormones. Each year millions of cattle across North America are injected with synthetically made growth hormones. Naturally occurring hormones are a good thing – it’s the unnatural hormones we are unsure about. In 1988, the European Union banned the use of hormones in beef production and at the same time banned the import of hormone treated beef. Although scientists seem uncertain about any long lasting effects of synthetic growth hormones in our foods, we at Rowe Farms know we can farm without the use of them. So for the good of both our livestock, and our customers, we have a complete ban on the use of synthetic growth hormones.

Hormone Free
At Rowe Farms, we don’t use unnatural growth hormones. Each year millions of cattle across North America are injected with synthetically made growth hormones. Naturally occurring hormones are a good thing – it’s the unnatural hormones we are unsure about. In 1988, the European Union banned the use of hormones in beef production and at the same time banned the import of hormone treated beef. Although scientists seem uncertain about any long lasting effects of synthetic growth hormones in our foods, we at Rowe Farms know we can farm without the use of them. So for the good of both our livestock, and our customers, we have a complete ban on the use of synthetic growth hormones.
Trust
At Rowe Farms we want our customers to know that our farmers are committed to our farming model. In order to guarantee Rowe Farms’ strict environmental and animal welfare protocols are upheld, each farm receives:
– Four annual Rowe Farms inspections
– Annual Rowe Farms audit
– Annual third party audit
– CFIA review
– Farmer signed affidavits

As a participating member of True Foods, Rowe Farms products bear their Trustmark and are verified and continually monitored from farm to shelf to ensure that they consistently conform to the label claims on the package.

Antibiotic Free
At Rowe Farms, we understand that animals raised in a low-stress environment with clean air, clean water and solid nutrition are naturally healthy. We never use sub-therapeutic antibiotics. These low-grade drugs are often fed to animals to ward off sickness by conventional farm operations. If an animal becomes sick, we treat the animal with the most compassionate medical plan possible. If that medical plan includes the use of therapeutic antibiotics, we never sell the animal as a Rowe Farms product. This animal is segregated from the herd, removed from the farm, and sold as a conventional animal.

ANIMAL WELFARE

BEING A CONSCIENTIOUS COMPANY MEANS TREATING ANIMALS WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY.

All of our animals are raised locally in humane and low-stress environments, without the use of antibiotics or growth promoting hormones. They have open access to food and water, and eat strictly vegetarian diets. It is important that the farms supplying Rowe Farms understand that Animal Welfare is always evolving and moving forward. We will continue to enhance our protocols to offer the highest levels of animal welfare that is feasible.

Products

A balanced food system.
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GMO FREE

  • 100% Grass fed beef
  • GMO Free Lamb
  • GMO Free Tamworth Pork
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ANTIBIOTIC & HORMONE FREE

  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Chicken
  • Lamb
  • Turkey
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PRESERVATIVE FREE DELI

  • Sliced Roast Beef
  • Frozen turkey hotdogs
  • Frozen beef hotdogs
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Organic

  • Eggs
  • Chicken
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Salmon

Retail Locations

Leslieville

893 Queen Street East
Toronto East
416-461-4383

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Mon – Sun: 10AM to 8PM

The Beach

2120 Queen Street East
Toronto East
416-699-4383

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Mon – Sun: 10AM to 7PM

Guelph

1027 Gordon Street
Guelph
519-822-2171

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Mon – Thurs: 9AM to 6PM
Friday: 9AM to 7PM
Saturday: 9AM to 6PM
Sunday: 10AM to 5PM

Bloor West

2230 Bloor Street West
Toronto West
416-766-4383

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Roncesvalles

105 Roncesvalles Ave
Toronto West
416-588-4383

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Danforth

448 Danforth Ave
Toronto East
416-901-4383

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Mon – Sun: 10AM to 7PM

MEET OUR FARMERS

Real farmers making real food.

All of our animals are raised locally, right here in Ontario by the dedicated men and women who are our conscientious farmers. We work in close partnership with our farmers to develop a sustainable agricultural model that is economically viable for them. In doing so we are able to keep local farmers on their land supplying our customers with healthy food.

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Quality with a Conscience

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