By Way of Introduction
Hillesum Farm is a 45 acre farm located just outside the
village of Campbellville in southwestern Ontario, Canada.
The Niagara Escarpment, one of Canada's most significant geological
landforms, defines the physical features of the property with its
gently rolling hills. The farm borders Guelph Line on the East and
a wooded tract with hiking and riding trails protected by the Niagara
Escarpment Commission in the West.
The farm is the primary residence of a number of horses (some in transit to good homes, others permanent residents), cats, and a very special dog named Blumi.
For horses currently for sale, please check out our FARMSTORE.
Crops produced on the farm include hay, raspberries and, increasingly,
organic vegetables, mostly for personal use and for sale at our occasional roadside stand. Landscaping materials such as spruce trees and
rocks are also available.
Horses currently make up our main commodity. If you
are looking for that special equine, please see our STORE.
And don't forget to check out our pictures
pages for lots more photos, or peruse our annual photobooks.
Every year we produce a hard cover photobook with MyPublisher to mark special moments. We are happy to share the digital versions with youu: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006.
We understand this place as a means to put into practice
certain ideas and ideals about co-existence and sharing.
In the long term we hope to generate enough income
from the farm to support on- and off-site charitable projects based
on some of these principles:
- To live in harmony with the land
- to live in an ecologically responsible way
- to farm organically and sustainably
- to provide a haven for unwanted horses
- to share the experience of this place
- to learn from the land and the animals
- to invite others to participate and partake
No, there are no Mr. and Mrs. Hillesum living here.
The Farm is named in honour of a very special individual who
exemplified transcendant kindness and compassion, and who
loved life in all its manifestations. Etty
Hillesum died at Auschwitz, in August of 1943.
There are many whose words remind us of what is truly important
in life. They come from all faith traditions, all walks of
If you are interested in what we do, wish to purchase some
of our crops, or discuss equine opportunities or other co-operative
ventures, we would love to hear from you. To get in touch with Malcolm Friedland or Ilse Mozga, please