About Sexsmith Farm
Farming in Ridgeway Since 1867
Sexsmith Farm is an 80 acre family and community shared farming business. It first came to our family in 1867 through Jonathon Sexsmith, who came from Pennsylvania. He shared its value with three sons Fredrick, George and Matthew. Fredrick then passed his 100 acres to Royal and Ronald Sexsmith. Roy became a scholar and Principal. Ronald farmed the land. In 1980, Ronald’s youngest son, Ralph, settled here with his wife Marcia and two daughters, Debbie and Deanna.
As a boy, Ralph remembers planting 200 acres of popping corn. Sheep grazed here, then milk cows and then beef cattle. Crop rotation was with forage, oats & a stone barley, wheat, corn and pasture. Since that time, crops such as tomatoes, soybeans and wheat have been tried. Early practices of rotation kept our soil fertile, as did minimal tillage.
Marcia Sexsmith is a registered nurse who works part-time at GNGH in labor and delivery. Her passions include driving Nina and travelled to Arizona to attend training with Barbara Rector in Equine Facilitated Mental Health techniques.
Debbie Sexsmith and John Blackwellare partners in consulting and training events as well as in the fields of Sexsmith Farm. Debbie has been farming and educating in these fields since 2000, managing Community Shared Agriculture distribution since 2008 and is certified in equine experiential learning techniques. John has tilled both sides of the escarpment and sits on Local Organic Food Co-op Network steering committee.
Phone: (905) 894 - 4690
The farm is located at 2778 Dominion Rd, the corner of Dominion Road and Centralia Avenue.
Five minutes from the heart of downtown Ridgeway.