FAQ

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.

We’ve planned carefully to be able to continue to hand out our vegetables at the market and CSA pick ups, from 6 feet apart, and may wear a mask when this spacing is more difficult to maintain. Thanks for your cooperation – in keeping 6 feet apart from other CSA members or shoppers in line. Any other questions, please let us know.

Abbotsford CSA members: Your box will be packed at the farm, into a corrugated plastic CropBox. At the pick up, I will put your box out on the table for you and step aside. Then, you will put your vegetables into your bag or box that you’ve brought from home. 

Clear produce bags and compostable carry bags are available at the pick up. *Do not put the  compostable bags into your green bin, as the green waste processing by Net Zero can be as little as 4 weeks, but it takes 8 weeks for the compostable bags to break down (I called to check).

Chilliwack CSA members: Your box will be packed at the farm, into a corrugated plastic CropBox. Look for the box with your name on it and unload the vegetables into your bag or box from home. 

Clear produce bags and compostable carry bags are available at the pick up. *Do not put the  compostable bags into your green bin, as the green waste processing by Net Zero can be as little as 4 weeks, but it takes 8 weeks for the compostable bags to break down (I called to check).

Can I come to the farm to buy vegetables?  

Our week is pretty busy during our selling season, so the best way to pick up vegetables from the farm is by signing up for our Chilliwack CSA.

If you want to inquiry about bulk orders to pick up at the farm, please email or call us and we’ll see if we can accommodate your order.

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, available for pick up at the farm in Greendale. Thanks!

Can I come see the farm?

Sure. Give us a ring and we’ll see if we can make something work.

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Pruning tomato plants