Jacob MacKellar Canada’s First Edamame Farmer
MacKellar Farms is a pioneer of the fields, the first producer of 100% naturally grown edamame in Canada (an astounding 99% of edamame is imported from China). Holding itself to the absolute highest standards, the company produces one of the worldâ€™s top â€œsuper foodsâ€ â€“ edamame that is completely GMO-free and wholly owned and operated in Canada.
While many Canadians balk at buying other produce, like apples from China, they donâ€™t give second thought to the origins of their edamame. MacKellar Farms is the alternative â€“ founded on authenticity and the belief that consumers need to be educated on the foods they eat and choices they make.
â€œWeâ€™re a 4th generation Canadian farm that proudly distributes a premium legume from our own backyard,â€ says Jacob MacKellar, Canadaâ€™s â€˜Prince Farmingâ€™ and owner of MacKellar Farms. â€œWe want consumers to experience food the way it is meant to be enjoyed â€“ pure, natural and free of GMOs. Our family saw an opportunity ripe for the picking, in edamame. With the vast majority of edamame coming from China, we thought â€“ why not replace the imports with something thatâ€™s local and Canadian?â€
High quality edamame comes from MacKellar Farms, grown by trusted farmers that follow environmentally friendly farming practices. The locally grown vegetable provides consumers with protein, fibre and essential amino acids.
â€œBy choosing us, the 1% of edamame grown locally here in Canada â€“ youâ€™re positively impacting the lives of many,â€ says MacKellar. â€œYouâ€™re showing support for Canadian family farmers â€“ your neighbours and most importantly, youâ€™re making a smart, healthy choice for yourself and for those who sit around your dinner table.â€