ACORN is a membership-based non-profit incorporated cooperative with a ten member Board of Directors and an Executive Director.
Brian operates Boates Farm, an orchard and u-pick operation in Woodville, NS that also creates a wonderful apple cider vinegar!
Mike Beamish runs Beamish Orchard a small organic apple orchard (500 trees) just outside of Charlottetown, PEI, where he also runs Deep Roots Distillery.
Maurice runs Ferme Agricole Girouard where he grows grains, beans, and pulses in Ste-Marie-de-Kent, NB.
Mike brings his ranching experiencing to PEI, where he touts the many benefits of Dexter cattle: raised organically on his farm, Dexter Cattle Company
Rosemond is the Co-Founder of Heatherdale Wholesome Goods in Eastern Prince Edward Island. Heatherdale prepares certified organic kitchen-ready products from locally grown grains & seeds. These include cold-pressed canola oil, fresh-milled oats and roasted pumpkin seeds.
Dakota Varen is a small-scale vegetable farmer in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia working towards a locally, organically produced product being a feasible option for low and average income individuals.
Joey Pittoello has an undergraduate degree specializing inphysics but his life since then has been anything but specialized. After graduating from university, Joey lived for three years in Shikoku,Japan teaching English at public schools on a tiny island of 600 people in Shikoku, Japan. There he acquired an interest in small scale farming practices, human relationships with food, and agricultural policy. He returned to Canada to learn Organic farming practices and has been a small scale organic farmer ever since. Joey joined Just Us! Coffee Roasters as a chocolatier to support his farming habit in 2010. He has since worked as a coffee roaster, Director of Coffee, Operations Manager and now General Manager of the worker co-op of which he is a member. His partner Sarah, and two children Mia and Lewyn live near Wolfville, Nova Scotia on their small organic farm.