Morning begin with a 4:00am pot coffee which Levy, the oldest of three boys, puts on well before the sun has risen.

Morning begin with a 4:00am pot coffee which Levy, the oldest of three boys, puts on well before the sun has risen.

 Every morning, the Jess family walks to the gardens and begins picking before the sun heats the greens up too much.

Every morning, the Jess family walks to the gardens and begins picking before the sun heats the greens up too much.

 Protected by spun polyester row covers, the greens are grown without any pesticide or growing agent in soil composted on the farm.  "If a row gets a bug, we cover it and let it die. We are beyond organic." States Brian, who started the farm over thirty years ago.

Protected by spun polyester row covers, the greens are grown without any pesticide or growing agent in soil composted on the farm. "If a row gets a bug, we cover it and let it die. We are beyond organic." States Brian, who started the farm over thirty years ago.

 Kale with morning dew.

Kale with morning dew.

 "Their mother left and I had to run a farm and raise three boys, it was a tough upbringing for the boys." Admits Brian, who now has handed the farm off to Aaron, the middle boy.

"Their mother left and I had to run a farm and raise three boys, it was a tough upbringing for the boys." Admits Brian, who now has handed the farm off to Aaron, the middle boy.

 Greens are collected in tubs, which are refrigerated, before salad packaging begins for their buyers.

Greens are collected in tubs, which are refrigerated, before salad packaging begins for their buyers.

 Levy is the oldest son and suffers from schizophrenia. He used to run the farm but as his health deteriorated, Aaron took over and Levy now comes home on Saturday's and helps pick and package green's until Tuesday afternoon.

Levy is the oldest son and suffers from schizophrenia. He used to run the farm but as his health deteriorated, Aaron took over and Levy now comes home on Saturday's and helps pick and package green's until Tuesday afternoon.

 Once the sun is high, picking is done for the day as the green's become to soft.

Once the sun is high, picking is done for the day as the green's become to soft.

 On Monday's and Tuesday's, the green's are brought into the house and packaged for delivery.

On Monday's and Tuesday's, the green's are brought into the house and packaged for delivery.

 The kitchen must be sterilized before any packing begins. Brian clean's while Aaron prepares the salad.

The kitchen must be sterilized before any packing begins. Brian clean's while Aaron prepares the salad.

 Unloading onto the table, Aaron creates a dynamic pile comprised of over 30 greens.

Unloading onto the table, Aaron creates a dynamic pile comprised of over 30 greens.

 With the help of a few local farmers, each piece of salad is looked at before being placed in sterile containers. On a busy day, ten tables full of salad will be picked through.

With the help of a few local farmers, each piece of salad is looked at before being placed in sterile containers. On a busy day, ten tables full of salad will be picked through.

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 Salad is delivered on Wednesday's, using ice packs and blankets to keep the salad cool for the two hour drive into Ottawa.

Salad is delivered on Wednesday's, using ice packs and blankets to keep the salad cool for the two hour drive into Ottawa.

 Brian travels alone so Aaron can handle other tasks on the farm which salad shadows.

Brian travels alone so Aaron can handle other tasks on the farm which salad shadows.

 Brian delivers salad to a coffee chain's main kitchen and a health food store. The two have been long serving clients and are the main source of income for the Jess family and Go Green's farm.

Brian delivers salad to a coffee chain's main kitchen and a health food store. The two have been long serving clients and are the main source of income for the Jess family and Go Green's farm.

 Brian delivers salad to a coffee chain's main kitchen and a health food store. The two have been long serving clients and are the main source of income for the Jess family and Go Green's farm.

Brian delivers salad to a coffee chain's main kitchen and a health food store. The two have been long serving clients and are the main source of income for the Jess family and Go Green's farm.

 While Brian delivers salads, Aarons feeds and tends to the chickens.

While Brian delivers salads, Aarons feeds and tends to the chickens.

 While Brian delivers salads, Aarons cleans salad buckets for when picking begins in a few days time.

While Brian delivers salads, Aarons cleans salad buckets for when picking begins in a few days time.

 Raising 120 chickens means a winter's supply of meat. All greens, potatoes, and root vegetables are stored in freezers for the winter's month.

Raising 120 chickens means a winter's supply of meat. All greens, potatoes, and root vegetables are stored in freezers for the winter's month.

 Raising 120 chickens means a winter's supply of meat. All greens, potatoes, and root vegetables are stored in freezers for the winter's month.

Raising 120 chickens means a winter's supply of meat. All greens, potatoes, and root vegetables are stored in freezers for the winter's month.

 Raising 120 chickens means a winter's supply of meat. All greens, potatoes, and root vegetables are stored in freezers for the winter's month.

Raising 120 chickens means a winter's supply of meat. All greens, potatoes, and root vegetables are stored in freezers for the winter's month.

 When the day is done, it's time to kick back, have a beer, and be in bed before the sun comes up and work starts all over.

When the day is done, it's time to kick back, have a beer, and be in bed before the sun comes up and work starts all over.