ABOUT WILLOWLEE

Willowlee Sod Farms is located in Ameliasburgh, in beautiful Prince Edward County. Our farm is centered in a Glacial Lake bottom. Our silt loam soils are ideal for the production of Nursery Sod.

OUR VALUE PROPOSITION

Leverage our extensive knowledge and experience to provide trusted products and solutions for green ground cover to our valued residential and commercial customers throughout Eastern Ontario.

Values

Family & People First • Customers • Trust • Integrity • We Care

Our Focus

Quality Products • Knowledge & Expertise • Innovation • Industry Leaders • Sustainability

Customers

Building Strong Relationships • Trusted Advisor • Knowledge & Expertise • Premium Products • Competitive

Learn more about our Hydromulching services on our Hydromulch Page

WE’VE BEEN GROWING PREMIER SOD SINCE 2000

For over 15 years, Willowlee Sod Farms has been providing our commercial and residential customers with premium, sustainable and progressive green ground cover products, high quality customer care and dependable delivery services throughout Eastern Ontario.

WE WENT GREEN IN 2000!

Many residents in the area remember being at the farm picking strawberries at our pick your own operation or as their first job as a berry picker. Access to ideal soils and adequate water resources for irrigation made the transition to turf a great decision. The farm began producing 35 acres of turf in 2000 and our production acreage has grown to now over 400 acres.

IT'S IN OUR ROOTS!

As our sod production grew the operation began to fill other needs our customers struggled with. We have leveraged our experience and knowledge from our production practices on our own farm to provide education, information resources and various services. We are well recognized for the installation and management of large-scale golf courses, sports fields and environmental sites.
We are proud of the relationships we have built with our customer base. They are all considered as friends. Investing in our customers has always been our top priority. Helping make our customers business stronger benefits the entire value chain and industry.

DEEP INDUSTRY EXPERTISE AND PARTNERSHIPS

Willowlee has been involved with the Upper Canada Chapter of Landscape Ontario (LO) since its formation. Kurt Vanclief served as President for three years and a Board Member with the Nursery Sod Growers for eight years. A continued desire for knowledge, Willowlee is always researching opportunities that can bring value to our customers.
MEET OUR TEAM!
Kurt

Kurt Vanclief

Founder & President
Kurt is the founder and President of Willowlee Sod Farms Limited. Kurt is a third generation farmer who has always had a passion for agriculture. Like his father and grandfather before him, he builds trust and strong relationships to support customer businesses.


Mike

Mike Stone

Operations & Business Development Manager
Mike serves in the role of Operations & Business Development Manager. Working closely with Kurt since 2001, Mike is involved with all the operational aspects of the business, estimating and customer relations.


Phil

Phil Morton

Comptroller
Phil is the Comptroller here at Willowlee and is often the voice on the phone. Phil’s attention to detail and IT experience is key to providing excellent customer service. He joined the team in 2013.

Heather

Heather Barkema

Office Support
Heather looks after the front desk, managing orders and being sure our delivery schedules are on time and up to date. She joined Willowlee in 2016.



OUR ASSOCIATIONS

As an active member in many industry associations, the ability of Willowlee Sod to gain knowledge or obtain information cannot be undervalued. The interaction with our peers provides endless opportunity to address challenges and maintain our competitive advantage.

SOME OF OUR ASSOCIATIONS INCLUDE:
Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance (TWCA) • Quinte Home Builders Association (QHBA) • Nursery Sod Growers Association (NSGA) • Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) • Sports Turf Canada (STC) • RTF Growers Association (RTF) • Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA) • Upper Canada Chapter Landscape Ontario (LO) • International Erosion Control Association (IECA) • Landscape Ontario (LO)