Meet the Farmers


Mat is the owner and operator of Slow Roots Farm. After running Capital Greens as a market garden/CSA farm for several years in Ottawa, he is excited about refocusing his efforts on operating a plant nursery at Slow Roots Farm in Kemptville, ON.

Mat is an avid sunscreen wearer, often has dirt under his nails, and sports a Tilley hat like no other! He finds joy in cooking and loves to turn simple, home-grown ingredients into a delicious meal to share with others.


A new addition to the team, Kai is passionate about local, organic food from the greenhouse to the kitchen. He is always on the hunt for new and unique things to grow and eat!

(Kai is not a leek seedling. An actual photo of him will appear here soon.)


Pepper recently joined the farm team. She takes the "slow" in Slow Roots Farm very seriously. She can often be found taking a nap, chewing on her own ears, or doing something else ridiculously cute.

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