Welcome to On the Farm Vegetables
On the Farm, is a local small scale vegetable producer located in the fertile flat lands of South Surrey, BC.
We offer a Community Supported Agriculture Program, a Weekly Basket Program and attend several local Farmers Markets.
After 4 years of farming for our community in Richmond, a unique opportunity presented itself to take over the lease of an uninhabited 5 acre farm in the South Surrey flat lands. Having been untouched for over 10 years, nature had taken over; Blackberry brambles, grass and brush covered the fields. The bones of the farm possessed incredible potential and were just waiting for our vision.
Using Perma-culture design principles we developed a 3 year plan for reclaiming the land and transforming it into a self sustaining organic mixed vegetable, berry and flower farm.
We are now entering our 3rd year at our new location. Our final 2 acres of growing fields is set to have the deer fencing installed in the spring of 2017. These final growing fields will see us triple our vegetable growing space this season.
Our effort to reclaim and redefine the property as a viable self sustaining community farm is supported by our communities support of our Farm Programs.
Our CSA Baskets are on sale between February 01, 2017 and April 01, 2017.
Our Attendance at the White Rock Farmers Market commences May 07, 2017.
On the Farm, community
On the Farm, we believe that the community who supports our small scale farming initiatives is important to our success. In turn, we believe that our success should support our Community.
One of our communities most vulnerable population for food security are our Communities Senior members. With fixed pension incomes and ever increasing costs for fresh food many of our Communities Senior are unable to afford to purchase fresh vegetable to nourish themselves.
On the Farm, we want to do our part to change that. In 2017 are setting aside 1/4 acre of our farm lands for growing vegetables for a subsidized vegetable basket program for low income seniors.
For information on our Subsidized Senior Basket program please follow the link below.