Mapleton's Organic FAQ

Wed, Aug 5th, 2015

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Are you certified organic?

Yes, Mapleton's is certified organic by ECOCERT Canada.

Is your ice cream gluten free and/or nut free?

Yes, all of our ice cream is both gluten and nut free.

What is there to do at the farm?

Our entire farm is open to the public for walk-abouts, petting the animals, and viewing our voluntary robotic milking system for our dairy cows!

You are welcome to visit for a self-guided tour or if you're coming with a group, you may book a guided tour through our tour coordinator (please email us: The difference between the guided and self-guided tours is the informational aspect that the guide provides. 

We also have a cedar hedge maze that is accessible to the public with a pirate ship playground in the centre.

For more information visit our Down on the Farm page. 

Are we allowed to bring dogs to the farm?

Yes, but all pets must be on a leash to ensure the safety of other customers, as well as our farm animals.

What happens to the male calves after they are born?

We sell our male calves to a neighbour, where they are raised to maturity and then sold as beef. They are not used for white veal.

What are the calves fed?

Our calves get the milk our cows produce (we do not use milk replacer). The first three days they receive the colostrum their mother produces which contains all kinds of great antibodies to give them a healthy start. They are then fed regular whole raw milk from our cows until they are 4 months old at which point they are weaned onto hay and grain we grow on our farm.

What do the cows eat?

At Mapleton's, we want our cows to have optimal nutrition so that they are healthier, produce a good quantity of milk and live longer.

Please visit our blog post What the Cows Eat and Monitoring Nutrition for more information.

Do organic products include GMOs?

No, all organic products must be GMO free - all of Mapleton's Organic product does not contain GMOs. 

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Benefits of the Compost Pack

At Mapleton's we use a Compost Pack in our Main Dairy Barn.

To read more about this system and the benefits it offers our cows please visit here...

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