The Farm

Sunden Farms Inc (SFI) is a family owned traditional and hydroponic farm located in Lower Coverdale, NB. In 2016, the beautiful black and white Holsteins moved from 1469 Route 114 to their new home in Burton, NB. The Howes changed the name of the farm in Lower Coverdale to Sunden Farms Inc to reflect the new nature of the farm. The name means “healthy” or “water” which is symbolic of our growing methods. The new focus of the farm is to produce healthy fruit and vegetables 365 days a year that are affordable, nutritious and readily available to the community.

SFI currently produces a variety of leafy greens, including 48 different types of lettuce, microgreens, kale, swiss chard and herbs. We have experimental indoor crops that include tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, cucumbers, and watermelon.

We currently grow in a 5,000 sqft indoor space. We are seeking investors to expand our production by 10x and produce 6 new product lines.

Choose Local

Why choose Sunden Farms?  Our vegetables and fruit are:
-Local
-Nutritious
-Grown without pesticides, herbicides, or other harmful chemicals
-Naturally ripened
-Sustainable
-Carbon Neutral – our produce consumes more carbon than is generated to support growth AND Delivery
-Environmentally Responsible

In addition to above, buying from Sunden Farms allows your money to stay in the local community, providing jobs and increasing tax revenue which is used to repair infrastructure and provide for your children’s future.

Market 114

Market 114 provides local produce directly to individual households.  We offer online ordering through www.market114.ca You can choose to pickup your order at the farm or choose delivery. We take pride in creating our products. Your order is usually picked within 24 hours, Monday through Friday.  Our year round products include a variety of lettuce, microgreens, chards, sprouts, and herbs.  We also custom grow for larger orders. Our produce is readily available through our website and can also be ordered through Capital Foodservice.

www.market114.ca

We are always looking to expand our production and customer base.  If you know of any restaurants or stores that want wholesome and local produce, please feel free to spread the word.

Environment

At Sunden Farms we understand that taking care of the environment is key to the health and future for generations to come.

Low Water Usage.   Our greenhouse growing methods retain over 96% of the water within our systems.  The only water consumed is from plant transpiration and evaporation. Collection of rainwater allows us to irrigate our outdoor crops without using valuable ground water.  To fully understand how little water we consume think of the following:
1.  We use less water than the average four person household.
2. With the amount of water that you use in a 5 minute shower daily, we can grow over 3,000 lbs of produce over a three week period.  That is enough vegetables to meet the Canadian Food Guide recommendations for over 4,000 New Brunswickers.

Low Carbon.  At Sunden Farms we believe that change is required in order to mitigate the effects of fossil fuel use.  New Brunswick only produces 8% of the vegetables and fruit required to sustain our population.  The remaining produce is transported over thousands of kilometers to reach your dinner table.  The solution is to grow our food locally 365 days a year.  Each one of our greenhouses will reduce the carbon footprint by 136 Metric Tonnes (MT) per year. Producing locally also reduces the amount of wear on our roads reducing infrastructure costs.  Over 10 years, it is estimated that our local production will reduce carbon emissions by 123,000 MT and save over $5.7 Million in carbon costs. We also source a carbon neutral heating fuel that  is sustainable and locally provided.

Natural Fertilizer.  Using natural sources of fertilizer, our plants grow rapidly and in controlled environments.  This allows us to naturally ripen our vegetables and fruit.  We do not use any gas to artificially ripen our produce.  Even our outdoor crops use natural fertilizer that we mix with rainwater for irrigation.  Our fertilizers are naturally occurring and will not cause any harm to the environment.  They will NOT contaminate ground water.  They are also bee friendly!

Contact

Our products are available online at www.market114.ca

Please email us at sales@market114.ca

Our farm is located at:
1455 Route 114
Lower Coverdale, NB
E1J 1C5

Thank you for taking time to visit our website.  Please let us know how we can serve you better!

Jon Howe
CEO
jonhowe@sundenfarms.ca
506-875-3276