Newfoundland organic farmers, Judy and the late Jon Lien, were presented at the November 2011 ACORN Conference with the Gerritt Loo Award honouring outstanding contribution to the organic farming community. A delegation of ten organic producers and community gardeners from Newfoundland & Labrador – part of the 500 participants taking part in this annual event – honoured these pioneers during the gala event held on November 12, 2011.

In her nomination of the Liens, organic farmer Melba Rabinowitz wrote “although Jon was the driving force behind the gentle fields and the structural development of the farm… it was Judy’s persistence that turned the small family farm operation into a successful, ethical, community-oriented business that lots of people came to rely on and trust.”

Join us in honouring Judy – an exceptional organic farmer and mentor, teacher, mother, friend.