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Bhumi Farm

Jim and Helen’s farm in the close-knit, high-altitude community of Venables Valley is truly unique, and demonstrates an impressive devotion to sustainability. Their farm is off the grid: irrigation water and domestic electricity are pumped by a micro-hydro installation. Bhumi Farm specializes in crops that thrive in the region’s unique short dry season with snow on the ground from October until April. Their primary crops are horseradish, rhubarb, and “sunchokes,” also known as [jerusalem artichokes.]*

Over 5 years, Jim developed a sustainable forestry plan for his land. By adding 60% of his land to an adjacent crown land parcel, he now controls a 2000 acre woodlot made up of thick stands of scrub pine. Currently he makes fence-posts and rails from the harvested wood with the intention of setting up a treatment facility to process them organically on a commercial scale. He plans to supply organic farms with an economical alternative to fence-posts treated with heavy metals, which aren’t allowed under organic standards.

Crops

Cabbage, Carrots, Horseradish, Rhubarb & Sunchokes

Location:

Ashcroft, BC

Certification

PACS

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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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Nash’s Organic Produce

Nash Huber is a visionary who farms on the North Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. Because of the unique micro climate in Sequim, his farm, Nash’s Organic Produce, grows vegetables year round. It is famous for exceptionally sweet and full-flavored carrots, though Scott Chichester, field production manager, is constantly toying with adventurous over-wintering crops.

In 1999, Huber collaborated with PCC Natural Markets in Seattle to save farmland. The PCC Farmland Trust was created, and the 80-acre Delta Farm adjacent to Nash’s operations was purchased. Nash and his crew have a 30-year lease on the land, and it has become one of the central hubs of the operation and an integral part of Nash’s efforts to train the next generation of organic farmers. Today, Nash is fortunate to have a strong crew of young managers who are committed to the future of the farm and organic agriculture, including organic seed production.

In addition to high-quality organic produce, the farm also grows several kinds of grain, including red and white wheat, triticale, rye, and barley for animal feed. The livestock includes about 100 hogs and 200 laying hens. These animals are humanely raised on pasture. The farm is certified organic and Salmon-Safe.

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Crops

Green Beans, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Chard, Cilantro, Dill, Hontsaitai, Kale, Leeks, Mustard, Parsnips, Rapini, Rutabagas, Spinach, Sunchokes & Turnips

Location

Washington, USA

Certification

WSDA

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Roots Organic

Roots Organics provides the finest quality certified organic fresh herbs, baby vegetables, gourmet lettuces and edible flowers available.

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Crops

Fennel, Rhubarb, Squash, Kale, Basil & Sunchokes

Location:

Surrey, BC

Certification

FVOPA

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Similkameen River Farm

A knack for organic farming runs in the Manz-Qi family. Owned by Haiqin Qi and George Manz, Similkameen River Organics is a family farm with three generations lending a hand everyday, including Haiqin’s father, who has been farming organically for over 60 years.

Haiqin and George tend 90 acres of land, where they grow onions, shallots, parsnips, leeks, carrots, and 13 kinds. Carrots are the perfect crop rotation for onions, so it is a natural fit.

Crops

Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Squash & Sunchokes

Location:

Cawston, BC

Certification

PACS

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Tahoma Farms

Tahoma Farms was established in 2009 by first generation farmers, Kim and Dan Hulse. The 40-acre former dairy is part of the 100-acre Orting Valley Farms – 3 parcels preserved as organic farmland in perpetuity through a conservation easement held by PCC Farmland Trust.

Tahoma Farms grows 70 different fruits and vegetables throughout the year, with a focus on cool-weather crops that allow the farm to produce year round. Some of the larger crops (besides the brussels sprout plants Dan is holding pictured below) Tahoma Farms produces are kale, dandelion greens, carrots, potatoes and winter squash.
The Hulse’s, their two young children and their hard-working crew are passionate about growing good food and committed to the work that makes our communities stronger.

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Crops

Green Beans, Broccoli, Romanesco, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery Root, Chard, Daikon, Dandelion, Fennel, Kale, Lettuce, Radishes, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Rutabaga, Squash, Pumpkins, Sunchokes, Tomatillos, Turnips & Peas

Location:

Washington, USA

Certification

TILTH

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