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Coke Farm

In 1981, a conventional farmer bet Dale Coke that he couldn’t grow organic strawberries. He has now been growing organic fruits and vegetables in Northern California for more than two decades. With a strong commitment to sustainability and good agricultural practices, Coke Farm prides itself in the quality produce, customer satisfaction, and the year-round employment that it provides to the local community. The planting and harvesting of dozens of crop varieties, seed crops, and the growing of specialty produce are a few of the examples of what Coke Farm does.

Originally started as a small planting of strawberries and snow peas, Coke Farm has evolved to a full-scale vegetable farm with over fifty crop varieties harvested each year. From Amaranth to Zucchini, Coke Farm’s produce can be found in local markets, renowned restaurants, and specialty stores throughout North America. Christine, Dale’s partner, focuses on helping smaller local farms with limited production sell their crops commercially, bringing a variety of rare West Coast specialties into Canada.

Today, in addition to growing and shipping their own produce, Coke Farm also cools, stores, and ships for several local organic farms.

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Crops

Lemons, Raspberries, Beans, Beets, Broccoflower, Burdock, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Daikon, Fennel, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Hot Peppers, Radishes, Rutabaga, Zucchini, Sunchokes, Turnips, Oranges, Nettles, Potatoes, Peppers, Squash, Artichokes, Asparagus, Brussels Sprouts, Leeks, Persimmons, Parsnips, Dandelions, Burdock, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Dill, Rapini, Tomatoes & Watercress

Location:

California, USA

Certification

CCOF

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Forstbauer Family Farms

Forstbauer Farm is a large Certified Organic vegetable producer, supplying three wholesalers with beets, sugar pumpkins, cucumbers, zucchini, beans, chard and a wide variety of other vegetables. Mary and her husband Hans have managed to run it and also raise twelve children, an accomplishment in and of itself.

The farm is certified organic with the Biodynamic Association of BC, which Mary is very involved with. She is also the driving force behind the BC Certified Organic check mark logo. The check mark is used by farms that are certified by a BC certifying body as a way of distinguishing homegrown produce on store shelves.

If that wasn’t enough, Mary also runs farm stands at several Lower Mainland farmers’ markets, bringing early spring greens and over-winter crops in June and maintaining the booth all the way into October with potatoes, pickling cukes, freshly dug carrots and bunch beets, rainbow chard and Asian greens.

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Crops

Green Beans, Cucumbers, Kohlrabi, Zucchini, Squash & Frozen Blueberries

Location:

Chilliwack, BC

Certification

BCARA

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P and R Farms

When the Buchers moved to Prince George’s Salmon Valley, they purchased 800 acres of land to raise cattle, pigs, and chickens, and to grow grain and vegetables – all in the organic tradition that they had known in their home country of Switzerland. In 1999, the family made the decision to sell a portion of their land and pursue organic certification through COABC for the vegetable part of their operation.

Their 13 acre vegetable plot is a combination of open fields (in use from May to September) and six large greenhouses (extending their active farming to nearly a year-long cycle).

Farming is a way of life for the Bucher family. Two of their three children, Andres and Martina, are full-time workers on the farm, and their eldest son, Daniel, still works in the agricultural industry. Increasingly the Buchers see their farm as a place to share – employing many “WWOOFers” and, beginning in 2007, those pursuing SOIL farming apprenticeships.

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Crops

Beets, Brocoflower, Cabbage, Carrots, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Potatoes & Rutabagas

Location

Prince George, BC

Certification

PACS

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Something Good / John Givens Farm

John Givens’ coastal community’s unique climate helps their farm maintain vibrant, sustainable lands which support animals and insects and provide open breathing space. Along with the wonderful climate, they are blessed with rich soil and gentle topography, all of which contribute to consistently excellent growing years.

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Crops

Strawberries, Green Beans, Beets, Carrots, Celery, Cilantro, Cucumbers, Dandelions, Dill, Fennel, Kohlrabi, Mustard, Onions, Parsley, Peas, Bell Peppers, Radishes, Squash, Zucchini & Tomatoes

Location:

California, USA

Certification

CCOF

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