Fresh out of Agricultural college in 1987, Jo Slegers built his first greenhouse and started growing Boston lettuce. Pauline became involved in the management of the business with Jo shortly after they were married in 1991.
They have evolved in many ways over the past 30 years; including changes in growing techniques and diversifying with over 40 products from five major product lines: Microgreens, Greens, Herbs, Lettuce and Cat Products.
Jo and Pauline Slegers have devoted their lives to Slegers Greens and enjoy the lifestyle of living on the family farm where they raised their 3 sons. Jo and Pauline enjoy spending time outside landscaping and walking in nature.
This is what happens when the photographer is your niece!
Jo & Pauline Slegers
Slegers Greens became organically certified in 2004, after many years of Jo's interest in organic growing. Jo conducted many trials to find processes and techniques compatible with our growing system.
We believe that:
Our organic Greens are healthy for consumers to eat.
Our way of producing our Greens is safe and conscious of the environment.
That we have a healthy workplace for our staff and family to work and live in.
We are located in Strathroy, Ontario on the 402 corridor, minutes from London, just West of Toronto. Being a small family farm we appreciate selling our greens locally. We sell our greens to wholesalers, restaurants, specialty retailers, health food stores, and organic box sale customers throughout Ontario. We also sell our greens at our farm gate retail for customers in our local community to purchase directly from us.
All of our staff live in Strathroy and the surrounding area which supports our local community's economy. Our proximity to you, coupled with the fact that our greens are sold living, means that our freshness and quality are unsurpassed!
Local is important to us!
In order to meet the requirements to receive and keep organic certification status we continuously improve our processes and develop new growing environments, but we don't stop there. We stay ahead of the curve by continually innovating. We're always looking for better ways to grow and package our greens. With over a generation of experience, we have created a huge repertoire of growing knowledge. We appreciate the wisdom of traditional growing techniques to help us keep focused on the basics of growing healthy food.
You can always look to us first to see what's new and exciting.
Our goal is to grow the best possible greens for you to enjoy!
Slegers greens are packaged, still living in nutrient-rich, organic soil, fresh with chlorophyll from the sun. This provides you with vitamins, minerals, and living, active enzymes supporting healthy digestion. By eating them freshly cut you receive the maximum value of these benefits. All you need to do is
Snip, Rinse, and Serve!
We recommend eating our greens raw in order to receive their full benefit.
We recommend that you consume Slegers Greens within a few days of purchase to enjoy them at their ultimate nutritional benefit and freshness.
Bring living energy and freshness right to your kitchen.