Fresh out of Agricultural college, Jo Slegers built his first greenhouse and started growing Boston lettuce in 1987. We have evolved over the past 30 years in many ways: from changes in growing techniques to diversity in products from 1 item to over 30. We now have a selection of products from 4 categories: Micros Greens, Greens, Lettuces and Herbs,
Slegers Greens has become a lifestyle as Jo and Pauline live here on the family farm and manage the greenhouses with our 3 sons and staff.
We became organically certified in 2004, after many years of interest in organics and several growing trials to find organic techniques that were effective and compatible with our growing system. Organics is important to us. We believe that:
Our organic greens are healthy for consumers to eat,
Our way of producing our greens is good for the environment,
That we have a healthy workplace for our staff and our family to work and live in.
"Simply the Best Way to Eat!"
Slegers Greens is located in Strathroy, Ontario, just minutes off of the 402 corridor, providing a 25 minute drive to London and only a 2 hour drive to Toronto and Windsor. Being a small family farm we appreciate selling our greens locally. Along with selling 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 store for customers in our local community to purchase directly from us.
All of our staff live in Strathroy and 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 is unsurpassed!
Our greens are packaged living in their own soil. All you need to do is snip and serve them.
They last longer this way.
They taste better this way.
They are better for you this way.
Yes, you can plant them and they will grow with a lot of daily TLC; however, the intention is to snip and serve.
Our living organic greens not only provide a high level of vitamins and minerals they provide a very high level of enzymes that promote healthy digestion. By eating them shortly after cutting them you get full benefit of the living enzymes.
Cooking destroys enzymes in food. We recommend eating our greens raw in order to receive their full benefit.
At Slegers, we concentrate all of our energy towards growing and packaging the perfect living plant.
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. For over a generation of experience we have created a huge repertoire of growing knowledge. We however; still appreciate the wisdom's 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 in the organic greens category.
Our goal is to grow the best possible greens for you to enjoy!