Starting a farm…for the third time.

Although this is our second farm business (we owned Skeeter Farm in the Fraser Valley from 2009-2012) it’s the third property that we have farmed and thus the third time that we have undergone various “start-up” activities and experienced the growing pains associated with them. The first two sites were located in BC, and needed …

The Evolution of the Hoophouse

In addition to blogging (which we haven’t done for awhile, sorry!), the hoophouse as been on our to-do list for a lonnnnnnng time. It’s finally done! Yay! The structure is 96′ x 20′ and has a double layer of plastic that we will put on for the wintertime, which will hopefully allow us to grow …

Gobble gobble! We have Thanksgiving Turkeys for Sale!

It may seem a little early to start thinking about Thanksgiving, but we’ve had so many people ask us to reserve a turkey for them that we thought we’d better make an official ordering process, and so here it is! The turkeys are raised on pasture, meaning that they will be outside with access to …

Baaaaad Bloggers

We’ve been a little neglectful of the blog lately as we focus on putting plants in the ground and getting our markets going. Sorry about that! We’ve got a few good blog posts marinating in our minds that we’re almost ready to post…but that’s not going to happen today because it’s sunny and we have …

There is always a crisis: A story about the less glamourous side of farming

The title of this post is a little tidbit of wisdom shared with me by a much more experienced farming friend from BC. A little history…it was the summer of 2009, which was my first year farming at our old farm. Our friend, who happens to have an awesome pasture raised poultry farm, was headed …

One Week in the Sun at SNF

I meant to post this on Sunday as a “week in review” blog post, but the day ended up consumed by a massive wild leek pickling turned leek pesto making mission. As the days get warmer the weeks are starting to blend together anyways, so we’ll use the idea of a “week” loosely. Going forward, …

A spring day at the farm

Some scenes from a typical day at the farm, this particular day being yesterday…a real peach of a day 🙂

BCS – A small but mighty machine

We’ve had to make a few calculated, larger purchases on our way to building up the farm this year. One of them got dropped off last night by our friendly salesman from Highland Supply in Dundalk. We haven’t tried it out on the soil yet, because it’s still too wet, but we’re so excited about …