Farmshare was born from the desire to give those in our city with food insecurities high quality protein and provide premium and affordable protein sources to everyone.
The story begins in 2015 when Lexy Evanov (Beyea) was studying Dental Hygiene at the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries Inc. and chose to complete her practicum at the Evangel Hall Mission Dental Clinic.
A Toronto-based charity, Evangel Hall Mission (EHM) helps homeless and socially isolated individuals find a safe haven from the streets. EHM provides food, clothing, and shelter for up to 150 people. They also have a dental clinic providing free dental services to thousands of the most vulnerable Torontonians.
Touched by her experience at EHM, Lexy recommended her brother - a dentist trained in Arizona - volunteer there when he returned home in 2017. He soon found himself volunteering weekly at the EHM dental clinic, an effort which he continues today.
Feeling the same connection as Jordan and Lexy, the whole Beyea Family and Paul Evanov, Lexy's husband, began dropping off used household items and clothing to the shelter. One particular visit by Kevin (Jordan and Lexy’s Dad) opened their eyes to a need they could fill.
Kevin had worked in the poultry industry for over 20 years, the last 8 in Toronto running his own business and the majority spent on East Coast of Canada with a large chicken processor.
So Kevin started dropping off poultry to EHM and in doing so noticed that the need for quality protein was in very short supply and wanted to do even more to help.
Fast forward to March 2020, when COVID-19 changes the world. Businesses in the dental and hospitality sectors are either suspended or completely shut down.
Kevin, Jordan and family friend Matt Dales realized now was the time to make a bigger impact and partnered to create Farmshare.
Matt has over 15 years experience in the hospitality, food and entertainment industry, and co-founded over a dozen successful businesses ranging from tech, events, hospitality and real estate development. With Farmshare, Matt is excited about the ability to provide customers with local gourmet food for less while feeding his community with incredible premium protein sources providing value to all.
Matt, Jordan & Kevin quickly saw the change as an opportunity to use their talents, resources and energies to help their community. The Farmshare concept combined the skills of all three to create a brand focused on consumer satisfaction with the primary mission: "To Provide Premium Quality Protein for Everyone”.
We are a family that is passionate about food and sharing it. Jordan loves to cook and create in the kitchen. A couple of years ago he took his mom’s very basic bone broth recipe and created the most delicious "spicy" bone broth. He has been making and sharing his broth with family and friends to rave reviews ever since. Today, he shares it with you.
"Part of the Magic of Creating is Sharing. "