This is what is happening on the farm
With this beautiful spring-like weather, we have been fortunate to get working on some big jobs and enjoy the sunshine! The big project for February is raspberry pruning. Not surprisingly, given the mild start to the year, the raspberries are beginning to bud out and the blueberries are looking like they are going to very soon as well. Maybe a super early berry picking year is ahead of us?
The first two water buffalo calves of 2015 were born Feb 12th and Feb 14th. One little girl and one little boy. Both are super cute and bouncing all over the place. We are still trying to get all of our permits/labels/approvals in place to sell water buffalo dairy products at the Farmers' Market. It looks like we will be able to start selling yogurt sometime towards the end of March. The fluid milk has been put on hold indefinitely. The regulations surrounding fluid milk are not something we are able to deal with at this point so we will be focusing on yogurt for now and hopefully gelato later in the year.
Enjoy the sunshine!
The start of this new year is bringing some exciting changes to our farm!
We are now able to sell pasteurized water buffalo milk and are in the process of getting all of the labeling, nutritional information and packaging organized. We are hoping to begin selling the milk the third week of January. The milk will be available in 2 litre containers at a cost of $3.75 per litre. At this early stage of milk sales, the milk will need to be pre-ordered by Friday for pick-up the following Wednesday. For those who are wondering what water buffalo milk is all about; it is pure white, mild tasting and easier to digest than cows milk. It is also higher in fat, protein, calcium and lower in cholesterol than cow milk.
We are a pasture based dairy, which means our buffalo are out grazing in the fields from mid April until October. We have chosen to house our girls during the winter months in a sawdust pack style barn where they are free to rest in a circular formation, the way they naturally prefer to sleep. They are kept in their small social groups which greatly reduces stress and virtually eliminates fighting amongst each other. They are extremely docile, friendly animals and are a pleasure to work with!
We will let you know when all the details have been finalized and we are ready to sell some milk! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Wishing you all the best in 2015!
We are now closed for berry picking for the season. Thank you all so much for coming out to the farm and supporting local agriculture!
We will continue to have sweet corn at the Farmers' Markets Wednesday, Saturday and likely Sundays in Campbell River. If you would like to order some corn, you can do so by calling 250-334-4562 to arrange a time to pick it up.
We hope you had a great summer and have a freezer full of berries!
We are open Saturday, August 30th from 8 am to 1 pm.
Saturday is our last day for berry picking. Come fill your buckets with easy to pick ripe blueberries.
We will have sweet corn at the farm and at the Farmer's market.
We are ending our summer season with the birth of our 17th buffalo calf who was born this morning! A great way to end a great summer!
We will have sweet corn at the Farmer's market Wednesday's and Saturdays or by order. Please call 250-334-4562 to arrange a pickup time.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us, we look forward to seeing you again next year!
We are open Friday, August 29th from 8 am to 1 pm.
Only 2 days left to get your fill of blueberry picking! No shortage of berries but it's time to wrap up the berry picking year and move on to the other projects!
We will have sweet corn at the farm and at the Farmers' market on Saturday. It is customer appreciation weekend at the Farmers market so come for a free cob of corn.
See you Friday!
We are open Thursday, August 28th from 8 am to 1 pm.
Only 3 days left! The blueberry picking is still good!
We will have sweet corn at the farm as well
See you Thursday!
We are open Tuesday, Aug 26th from 8am to 1pm.
4 days left of blueberry picking! There are still lots of berries and picking is easy but the season is coming to an end.
We have sweet corn at the farm on Tuesday and at the Wednesday Farmers' Market in Courtenay.
See you Tuesday!
We are open Monday, Aug 25th from 8am to 1pm.
There are still tons of blueberries on the bushes, the picking is easy and your bucket is full in no time! However, the berry picking season is winding down. Our last day for berry picking will be Saturday, Aug 30th so you still have a week to make sure your freezers are full for the winter months ahead of us.
We will have sweet corn at the farm this week and at the Farmers' Markets on Wednesday and Saturday.
Have a great week!
We are open Friday, Aug 22nd and Saturday, Aug 23rd from 8am to 1pm.
The back half of the blueberry patch is loaded with ripe berries. Picking is super easy and it takes no time to fill your bucket! We will also have sweet corn at the farm Friday and Saturday and at the Farmers' Market Saturday morning.
We will be closed Sunday and open again Monday morning.
Have a great weekend!
We are open Thursday, Aug 21st from 8am to 1pm.
There are tons of ripe blueberries left in the patch, especially in the back half. It looks like everyone got their containers full before they reached that part of the patch and the result is there are bushes that are loaded back there!
We have freshly picked sweet corn at the farm and a limited number of beef sausages left.
The countdown to the end of the picking season has begun, maybe another 10 days?
See you Thursday!