Welcome to Long Lane Farms!
We are a family owned, family run farm specializing in fresh, naturally raised produce, beef cattle, meat goats, pastured pork, meat poultry and laying hens. 

Long Lane Farms is run by brothers, Chris and Dan Norton, on our family's homestead.  Our farm is located on 450 acres just outside of Calabogie, Ontario in beautiful Ashdad.  

Our produce is grown naturally, using biointensive growing methods,  on our 5 acre market garden, and in our three greenhouses.  We have also built a nursery so we can start our seeds early to kickstart the growing season.

Our Vision

We started the farm because we wanted to know where our food was coming from.  In a world of pesticides and herbicides, and rising levels of sickness and cancer, we want to be able to sustain our families and  the local communities with products that are grown naturally, without the use of chemicals.

We also have a keen interest in our surrounding environment and the various ecosystems we have on our land.  We want to use the land in a way that we can take advantage of its natural, biological processes, and in turn, hope that we can work the land in a way that we are putting back more into the land than what we take, and allow it to thrive.

Our Goal
We want to grow produce naturally and sustainably and be able to continually provide quality produce and meat to our local community.

Our produce will be available through our CSA share program, and at our farm stands, local farmer's markets and directly at the farm.
Who We Are
  1. Chris Norton
    Chris Norton
  2. Kristen Wagner
    Kristen Wagner
  3. Dan Norton
    Dan Norton
Our Infrastructure
What is Biointensive Farming?
Biointensive farming is an organic agriculture system that focuses on producing maximum yields from a minimum amount of land, while simultaneously promoting and increasing biodiversity and sustaining soil fertility.  It takes advantage of air, earth, water and sun interface - where life naturally occurs.

Some strategies used in biointensive farming include:

  • deep soil preparation that allows for the establishment of solid root systems,
  • using compost to maintain the health of the soil,
  • companion planting which involves close plant spacing, this allows for the protection of soil microorganisms, preserves water (reduces loss), and maximizes yield,
  • carbon farming, which means harvesting crops that produce high levels of biomass, and therefore carbon - an essential element in producing quality plants,
  • using naturally pollinated seeds

All of these strategies are intended to by used together synergistically in order to acheive maximum yields while preserving the natural ecosystem. 

Biointensive farming practices can utitlize 67-88% less water, 50-100% less fertilizer, and 99% less energy than commercial farms while utlizing a fraction of the resources
Our Livestock Guardian Dogs
 Livestock guardian dogs (LGD) can be one of a number of pastoral dog breeds that have been bred over many generation to guard and protect livestock.

We introduced LGDs to the farm shortly after we began our goat herd, due to a high predator load, and they have been the best addition to our farm family.

Bella and Boomer are Great Pyrenees.  They have amazing temperaments, and have really excelled since they came home to us.  Our predator load, particularly coyotes have become minimal, and our garden went unscathed by raccoons, groundhogs and deer.  They have become an integral part of our farm; during the day it may look like they're lounging around and sleeping in the cows hay, or snuggled up with the goats, but believe us when we say they are always watching!



Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday
6:30am - 8:00pm