Our Story

 Above are photos of our family farming in Italy.

It all started with Nonna and Nonno (Grandma and Grandpa). They lived a life in Italy, where farming was how you fed your family and the community. In the old days, in the old country, there were no such uses of modern-day chemicals derived from oil or modifying a plant at the genetic level. In those times, seeds were saved, traded among friends and family and cherished for generations as they preserved a piece of the past that represented good health, crops and overall success. When the choice was made to move to Canada for the potential of a better life, they started with something of the utmost importance, their seeds and some fig trees. 

OCAN is our way of giving back and building on their legacy.