Bay of Quinte Tourism

Meet the Growers: Green Wheel Farms

Meet the growers with urban agriculture from Green Wheel Farms in the Bay of Quinte

Meet the growers with urban agriculture from Green Wheel Farms in the Bay of QuinteUrban farming is not a new concept. Max Valyear, owner of Green Wheel Farms, will be the first person to tell you that. Other provinces, even other countries, have been doing it for years. The West Coast, for example, has been inspiring Max for some time now.

The concept is quite simple in both form and function. Grow fresh food close to home; better yet, right at home in your very own yard, front, back or both. Doesn’t matter. And if you know Max, you’ll know that’s his m.o. He’d rather see gardens with purpose than yards of grass, which according to Max “do nothing” but waste natural resources and energy while taking up viable growing space.

Max has never driven a car. He delivers as much produce by bicycle as whatever Meet the growers with urban agriculture from Green Wheel Farms in the Bay of Quintestrength his two legs can muster. Sometimes the distance is too great or the weather doesn’t permit, in which case his girlfriend, Sharon, comes to the rescue. But this is a rare occurrence, and it’s common to see Max brave the snowy streets on bike to make his winter deliveries.

His microgreens are in high demand here in the region and during the winter months, his focus heads indoors to the dozens of highly nutrient sprout trays that Meet the growers with urban agriculture from Green Wheel Farms in the Bay of Quinteline the hallways and basement of his downtown Belleville home. Here, spring welcomes his garden of goodness. Not a patch of grass to be found on this property. Every square foot is dedicated to usefulness and educating the community.

This is what Green Wheel Farms is working towards, a slowing down of time and pace to bring value back to the little things through education and learning.

Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.