Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Welcome to The Farmacy! (formerly Ohm Organic Farm)

Hi Everyone, and welcome to the launch of our new project - The Farmacy! Formerly known as Ohm Organic Farm @ Yarrow Ecovillage (Shauna & Nevin Gavigan), we specialize in high-quality, super fresh and affordable produce sold locally through farmers markets, a CSA Harvest Box program, and restaurant sales. 

We are excited to announce we will be adding tree fruits, asparagus, strawberries and eggs over the next couple of years, in addition to our produce sales.

Over the next year we will be installing a 30' x 96' steel frame greenhouse (which will propel us into a 10 month harvest program, offering fresh produce from March - Jan!), we'll be upgrading the Farm Centre (the great big building in the centre of our field) to include an indoor wash station and storage facilities, as well as preparing the land (cover crops and mulches) for the installation of the orchard and asparagus in early 2015. 

We'll be managing a small vegetable program this year (growing a wide variety of crops), aiming to start sales in late August. Which will give us plenty of time to finish moving our farm from the Fraser Valley (it's no small feat to move a farm!), and finish installing the necessary utilities and infrastructure for operations here.

We are so very excited about this project, and cant wait to meet all the farm folk & supporters out here in the area. We do, however, miss all of our friends and contacts in the Fraser Valley, and wish you all a productive and profitable 2014 season! We also want to thank you, because without your support, we wouldn't be where we are now - successful up-and-coming young farmers!

We'll be blogging the highlights of the project, complete with lots of pictures, to keep you posted on how our adventure is progressing. You can also check out our website for info about how we grow, our organic certification, about us, our CSA Harvest Box program, as well as lots of colourful farm photos:

Thanks again, for all your support!

This is a preview of the steel frame greenhouse that we will be installing over the next few weeks. So excited!

My mom, putting the last of the trays in our custom made propagation table. Onions, Leeks and Shallots Oh My!

Our cozy new home, perched on a hill overlooking the farm and stream.

Beautiful Bessette Creek, which borders the property.

Nevin working the field with our new Foton Tractor (star trek anyone?), aka Big Red.
Our sleepy, quiet farm under a cozy blanket of snow. We sure did miss this kind of winter :)
The Farm Centre (a 6000sq ft building nestled in the middle of one of our fields)

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