Aliyah Fraser (she/her) started Lucky Bug Farm in early 2021 with the goal of cultivating a more equitable and sustainable food system in Southwestern Ontario. She imagines a food system where more people have access to ecologically grown food, where there is less waste and where there's a better understanding of the labour it takes to get food from the farm to the table.
Aliyah has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies in Urban Planning from the University of Waterloo. She believes that food and housing are human rights. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario with her partner Thomas and cat Frankie.
Lucky Bug Farm is a one quarter acre market garden located on land in a rural community garden in Baden, Ontario. The property is owned by the Baer family, who run Vibrant Farms Organic. Our friends and fellow market farmers Wayward Farm also rent land here.
Lucky Bug Farm relies on interplanting and minimal tillage to build soil health and in turn, a productive ecological market garden. While we are not a certified organic farm, we buy organic seeds as much as possible, use organic potting mix and do not use synthetic amendments, sprays or fertilizers.
Lucky Bug Farm is located upon the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee and Mississauga peoples. We farm with the understanding that Black, Indigenous and other racialized people, the LGTBQ2S+ community, disabled people and those with low incomes continue to be marginalized by our current, corporate-run, food system. We also recognize the role of temporary foreign workers who grow the majority of produce that is found in national chain grocery stores. We believe in status for all.