A City-Raised Farm-Girl at Heart
Welcome to Aberdeen Acres Homestead. My name is Danielle, and I am a suburb-raised woman turned farmer. Ever since I can remember, I have loved the farm lifestyle and all of the animals and nature that comes with it. In my journey to become self-sufficient and grow my own food, I found a love for farming. I now proudly provide nourishing, healthy products -- straight from the farm to your family!
ABOUT ABERDEEN ACRES HOMESTEAD
Thanks for stopping by! My name is Danielle, and I am a chicken-crazy, garden-loving, beekeeping, horse girl! It has always been my dream to run a farm, and in 2020 I finally found my opportunity to make my dream a reality.
Aberdeen Acres is my sanctuary. To me, Aberdeen is a place of peace, of happiness, and a place that calls you back home. A place where one can find themselves again, a place that calls to your soul no matter where you journey in life may take you. This is what I want my farm to not only embody for me, but also for those who visit. I hope that for everyone who stops by, we can provide you with some peace, tranquility, and soul searching for an afternoon finished off with delicious food for you to take home to nourish your family with.
I have always been enamoured with animals since childhood, but the birth of Aberdeen Acres came later on in life, from my growing concern for sustainability and the fate of our planet due to the climate crisis. I wanted to be able to sustain myself, and my family on my own without having the need for grocery stores, or food shopping. I yearned to live a lifestyle that did the least damage to my planet and connected me with the earth. Over my time at university, I enrolled in environmental, agriculture, and soil science courses, and found my niche. Not only that, but my ever-growing curiosity about farming and the freedom of not living at home anymore led me to purchase my first incubator and some grocery store quail eggs. When they hatched, I was hooked! Quails turned into silkies, and silkies turned into ducks, and then before I knew it I had roosters living in my urban townhouse!! It was then I realized that I needed more space, and moved my chickens to a dear friend of mine's farm, and began looking for a more long-term solution for my lifestyle.
After university, my ambition and desire to live on my own stayed strong, and I purchased my first travel trailer. I renovated the place, and lived there for a year and a half, on land graciously owned by Charles Boyd. He supported each and every passion I had, and encouraged me to follow my dreams. He allowed me to bring my animals to his farm, and donated a piece of his farming field for my first market garden. Unfortunately In 2021 Charles left this earth after a short but hard battle with cancer. I miss him dearly and hope to carry his legacy of generosity, kindness, and love in all my future endeavours.
After the loss of Charles, it was time to move forward and we purchased my own pocket of paradise -- a 6 acre farm in the outskirts of Flesherton in 2021, which is where Aberdeen Acres is currently based out of!
Its been a whirlwind, and I am so excited for what is next! Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you soon!
100% ORGANIC, HUMANE, AND NATURAL
All of our products are organic and are free of pesticides, preservatives, and chemicals! Our chickens are free-roam and enjoy a safe, enclosed outdoor chicken run to roam to their heart's content. The taste of our eggs is unlike anything you'll find at your local grocery store!