End of an era
Tom Manley announced last week that his company Homestead Organics would be closing permanently on Fri., April 13. The once booming company will be missed in Eastern Ontario as a major organic supplier.    File photo

BERWICK – Fri., April 13, will mark the last day of operations for Homestead Organics. The 30-year-old company recently announced its closing due to financial issues and as CBC reported, “pressure from its creditors and banks.”

The company aims to liquidate assets in order to pay off outstanding debts to farmers and suppliers. They also have asked for any customers who still owe money to settle their accounts as soon as possible.

Homestead Organics’ website explains, “The Sebringville feed mill is sold in principle. New management will take over very soon and will continue to offer organic feeds, grains and farm supplies under another brand. Stay tuned for an anouncement and details.

“The Berwick and Morrisburg properties will be offered for sale soon. If you are interested, then start organizing your finances and your business plan. Many people hope that a new owner could replicate some of the products and services that they came to rely upon.”

The website lists recommend suppliers for customers to look into for organic products.

“Tom, Isabelle and all the staff thank you for your friendship and your business. We are very sad for this turn of events and we hope that your farm, business, and home can adjust to the many options available in the organic market,” the company writes.