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Farmergirl wasn't born on a farm but got here as soon as she could.

WE ARE GOING ORGANIC

Well, I guess this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who knows us because we have always tried to have organic practices but now we are taking the leap and certifying. 

Why?

Because are growing more than we can share with our circle of neighbors and friends.  We want to share our food with people outside of firsthand engagement.

img_5310Although we really hope we can tell you all about our food and why we are proud of it, why our practices benefit our soil and capture carbon, therefor helping the planet into the future, we might not be, so organic certification can help those who eat our food understand not just what we don’t put on the food as it grows but how we connect to our animals, how we treat and care for them, and how we plan for the future in our practices through a third body certification. 

img_5633We are very excited about being “organics in transition”, this is a long process, ensuring the land has been treated to standard for four years before being able to be organic.  

We hope, when you visit you will taste the difference this approach makes.  We hope you will join in and dig a carrot out of the ground and see the soil teaming with life.  This is what it is all about!

MERVILLE ORGANICS

 

We are so excited to be joining the Merville Organic Growers Cooperative for the 2017 growing season. 

 

This amazing group of growers is not only responsible for feeding the valley delicious organic food but they are also engaged in social justice and food security with activities in many different arenas locally to federally with organizations like the Young Agrarians, Mid Island Farmers Institute, COABC, NFU, IOPA, CV Food Security Round Table, just to name a few.

The co op was formed in order to help small producers come together to meet the food security needs locally while supporting new growers to learn and develop.  

From the website:

Our Farmnifesto:

  • To grow fresh, tasty and nutritious organic produce in the Comox Valley
  • To create new opportunities for small-scale organic growers in our community
    To build a more sustainable food system, one veggie box at a time!

This year we are aiming for a 120 share CSA filled with yummy delights from four farms.   If you are interested check out their website!

We are so delighted to be joining them and feel like we have found a home! 

Come visit, at our farm, the CV Market & Cumberland Market

MEET THE DONKEYS

The donkeys add a lot of character to the farm.  They are recent transplants from Alberta and are enjoying the change in weather.  They mostly do their own thing but are very social if you have a carrot or are doing something very interesting on the other side of the fence.   They like to know what’s going on.