“Win-Win” With Our Supplier Partners
ChelseaMarket.ca does not exist autonomously. There are hundreds of other businesses that we depend on to assist us in creating an outstanding retail shopping experience for our customers. In fact, we consider our trade partners to be absolutely crucial allies in serving our customers. They help us to bring to market the safest and highest quality products available. Without them, ChelseaMarket.ca could not exist.
We treat our supplier partners with the utmost respect, fairness and integrity and we expect the same in return.
We actively seek supplier partnerships with companies that share our deep concern for social responsibility and for the environment.
We are committed to complete honesty, timeliness and clarity in communicating with our supplier partners and we expect the same in return. We seek to create transparency throughout the production process with respect to planning, sourcing, ingredients, product safety and efficacy in order to bring to market the safest highest quality products available.
We work with our supplier partners in eliminating all unnecessary production and distribution costs to help ensure the best possible prices for our customers.
We work closely with our suppliers to educate, inspire and communicate the outstanding quality and benefits of the products that we carry to promote a lifestyle of health, balance and well-being. We feel blessed to have them as an integral part of our business and we have highlighted a couple of them below so that you might understand how passionate and committed to excellence that they are.
Eby Manor Farm
Eby Manor Golden Guernsey milk and cream are produced on a local family farm owned and operated by Jim Eby and his family. They have 60 registered milking Guernsey cows. The Waterloo County farm just north of Waterloo is also home to many calves and young heifers who have been born on the farm. Each one has a name and each is unique in her golden-fawn and white markings as well as in her personality. Some enjoy being entertained by the cats and kittens or become companions with Murphy the dog. Others want the attention of whoever happens to walk by and like to be patted or hugged. Some even prefer not to interact with anyone.
The youngest of the herd are nestled warmly in the nursery, which helps them get off to a strong healthy start. The cows are groomed frequently and fed four times each day, and a special bedtime trip is made to the barn each night to make sure they have enough feed in front of them should they awake and crave a midnight snack. All are given a fresh bed of straw daily and receive veterinarian care from trained professionals who are familiar with the herd.
The milk from each producing cow is tested by a certified milk tester monthly to monitor and record her milk production as well as butterfat and protein content. At regular intervals, the farm also asks a certified classifier to rate each cow against national breed standards in the categories of strength, mammary system and overall body conformation which are key indicators of a cow’s longevity.
Eby Manor Guernseys enjoy a clean and comfortable home. The responsibility and knowledge to ensure these gentle animals and the farmland that feeds them are well cared for have been passed along three generations.