Your farmers for 2015.

Let me introduce our fulltime crew for this season.

Kate, she has been with us since last year, and so happy to have her this year again.

Elliot, our new crew member, worked at an other farm in the lower mainland and you will see him at the Vancouver Farmers Markets too. (He is Kate’s Partner)

Bruce from last year  will return part time for 2015. Until his own business takes off.

A new apprentice is missing, Shawn, student at the UFV Chilliwack will join us late April.

And not to forget the berry picking crew we will have. We have a lot of great pickers who return year after year ( like Michelle and John) and a lot of new ones.

If you would like to join the picking crew, send us an email, and we will provide you the info.

Let us be your farmer!

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We all want to know our family doctor, or our accountant. Let us be your farmer and you will know where your food came from, how it is grown. Everyone should know where their food comes from. We are fortunate to be able to grow a wide variety of vegetables in the lowermainland.

An impressive trend in the food movement has been for eaters to connect directly with local farmers. These connections have served to both empower farmers in the management of their livelihoods and to empower people in the nourishment of their bodies.

One of the ways to connect is through a relationship called Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). This helps people develop a closer connection to a specific farm and get a feel for the seasonality and flavour of that farm.Yep, each farm has a unique flavour, and variety of vegetables they grow.

We have still openings for the CSA, especially in Chilliwack. Sign up for fresh Local Vegetables for 20 weeks in summer. For Vancouver there is room for some too, pick up at Saturday Markets (Trout Lake) and Wednesday Mainstreet Market. Still we have early sign up discount!

Click here for CSA info

.For our market costumers we have our Marketshare, getting more and more popular,. You buy a credit towards shopping at our  Vancouver Markets. Available at our market stall.

Click here for Market Share info

Please feel free to contact us for any additional information you would like.

We are excited for the new growing season.

The last seed orders…

Today’s project: to the final cropplanning, making sure today that every vegetable will have a spot in our fields, and order the last of the seeds. Sitting in the office and looking outside.. Sun is out and it is so beautiful, so I have to get out!  Just a short note…

Yesterday was the CSA fair at the Vancouver Market. What a great day it was, so many people were out!! Thank you all! We started selling our Market Shares and  we got really excited over the amount of interest in our shares.

Our CSA differs form other farms!! We are not preparing weekly vegetable boxes!! Our share, your money, will be a money credit towards your shopping at our market stall. That means you can spend your credit on any kind  produce we sell at the market. When you become a ‘market share member’ we will give you 10% discount, which will be added towards your credit( you have to sign up before March 31st)., that is our way of thanking  you to help us in the spring to start the new season. Please contact us if you have any questions : shalefieldorganicgardens@gmail.com

We applied at 5 different markets this year: Trout Lake, West End, Kitslano, Main Street and new this year Yale town. 

Enjoy this beautiful day… Heading out 🙂

Yolanda

I can’t believe this!

A year almost went, since the last posting… The season is too busy to keep up with the blog. And every year my resolution is to be better, keep this blog more up to date. Again thankful for all the wonderful costumers and CSA members for their support, all the help we had last season, without those great and enthusiastic people it wouldn’t be possible!! Big thank you.

This is the time of year that we have time to sit down, reflect on what we did last year and planning for the growing season ahead. Last year was a great season. The raspberries are getting mature, blackberries were in their first year, a start with our strawberries… A great year for our new crop Ginger!! Love the months of September and October when there is so many produce to be harvested.

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At the moment we are getting the seed orders out, and do the planning for crops to grow. Also we are updating the farm; we will have 1 more acre ready to go in production, irrigation is getting updated, the old barn gets an upgrade, new cooler and next wash station. All to have the farm running more smoothly. Getting so exciting to have everything ready to go for the new season.

Our market share CSA is ready to go. please follow the link on top of the page.

Thank you, Yolanda

Our CSA Market share.

The sign up date is extended!!!  Make sure you pick up a brochure at the market or  get it here online.

A Market share is very flexible.. Spend it all on your berries… all our salad greens… asparagus.. Spend your share on what and when you want!!

Tomorrow we will be at Nat Bailey  Farmers Market Vancouver, 10-2 pm.

Come early for the salad greens!!!

Hope to see you tomorrow, now going to get all those delicious greens.

Brian