Are you organic?
Yes, we use organic and sustainable farming methods. Practices such as yearly rotating crops, under sowing and overwintering cover crops to prevent soil erosion and nutrient leaching and recycling animal and plant wastes through composting are some of the ways we live out organic agriculture. We don’t use any chemical fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or pesticides. A lot of what we do is simply trying to make plants healthy and happy. Growing with non-GMO seeds, we look for varieties that do well in our climate and the times within the year that each plant prefers.
We farm in a manner that seeks to work with and alongside nature, rather than fighting against nature or trying to dominate it. Our hope is to lighten the load on the earth and contribute to the well-being of all creation. To this end we seek to cultivate food that is both healthy for the eater and equitable for all those that contributed to its growth, from the microorganisms to the farmers on their knees in the dirt.
We have not applied for organic certification, as we sell all our vegetables direct to the consumer. You are welcome to ask us about any of our farming methods – we welcome your questions.
What are your COVID protocols?
We will be keeping tabs on our health and maintaining our hand washing protocols when it comes to harvesting and processing your vegetables.
At the farmers market and vegetable pick ups, we will be wearing masks. We’ve planned carefully to be able to continue to hand out our vegetables at the market, CSA or online pick ups from 6 feet apart. Thanks for your cooperation – in keeping 6 feet apart from other CSA members or shoppers in line. Any other questions, please let us know.
For CSA members: Your box will be packed at the farm, into a corrugated plastic CropBox. At the pick up, I will unload your box into a tray and slide it across the 6 foot table to you at which time you will then put your vegetables into your bag or box that you’ve brought from home. We will not be using plastic bags to hold your CSA vegetables, like we did this past year.
If you would prefer to have your vegetables go directly into a bag (rather than in the tray), please tell me. I’m happy to put them in a bag for you.
Can I come to the farm to buy vegetables?
Perhaps. We don’t have a roadside farm stand or store. While we rarely sell vegetables via random drop-bys, if you are interested in picking up bulk amounts of a certain vegetable(s) from the farm, please contact us and we’ll see what we can work out.
Do you sell at any farmer’s markets in Chilliwack?
No. Unfortunately we haven’t found a farmer’s market in Chilliwack that is sustainable for us to be at as a vendor.
To buy our vegetables in Chilliwack please look into signing up for our Chilliwack CSA or Thursday custom order pick up day, available for pick up at the farm in Greendale. Thanks!
Can I come volunteer on the farm?
If you are interested in volunteering, contact us and we’ll see what the possibilities are.
Can I come see the farm?
Sure. Give us a ring and we’ll see if we can make something work.