We LOVE what we do and take pride in growing safe, fresh and delicious produce, as we connect the farm and its farmers with the community. Through our Harvest Box program, we deliver 20 weeks of certified organic bio-dynamic produce and berries in Chilliwack, Cultus Lake and Vancouver.
Valentine’s Day is always the mark that our crops which overwintered begin to pick up the pace of growing (loving the longer, warmer days), especially with the mild winter we had this year. Between harvesting for the winter markets, cleaning the winter crops out of the field and pruning berry plants: our days are filled. We work late some evenings to get the first seeds in the trays for transplants as these will be going outside as soon as the fields are ready.
We’ve had a lot of planning in the beginning of the year; so many projects to begin and so many things to check off our list. New orders, new varieties, new suppliers and new opportunities.
Our goal of giving back to the community is on the list too, and we are happy to say that we’ve reached that goal. We were looking for a family that is in need, and would benefit from a CSA box donation. We are aware that there a so many families that cannot afford the privilege of fresh produce, but how do we choose the right family? This year with the arrival of refugees coming to Chilliwack, our community sponsoring these families, we have decided to help a Chilliwack Syrian family with a free box for the summer.
REaCH Chilliwack does an amazing job. We’d like to welcome Safouh and Hasnaa as our members.
This time of the year we finally get to the blog part of the website, (look back you will see it’s an annual trend) as during the season we are often so overwhelmed with what needs to be done. Curious what our CSA program is and what we grow? We offer a free box when you sign up and pay before March 1st.
– “A farm is a manipulative creature. There is no such thing as finished. Work comes in a stream and has no end. There are only the things that must be done now and things that can be done later. The threat the farm has got on you, the one that keeps you running from can until can’t, is this: do it now, or some living thing will wilt or suffer or die. Its blackmail, really.” –
Quotes by Kristin Kimball, The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love
Brian and Yolanda