In Bloom: School House Farm

It is mid-May and these sunny days are still far and few between.  Like a sunflower, I find myself following and reaching out to absorb the sun's warmth whenever we get a sunny day or even a few peeks of sun in and out of these moody weather spells.  It's been insufferable, but despite the sun's absence, Spring has still managed to bring about life and colour to cheer us all up.  School House Farm has been toiling to get new things growing for the local community and anyone venturing from beyond South Delta.  Beautifully colored eggs from happy roaming chickens are gathered and washed lovingly for the regulars.  Emily's first test of florals were such a hit, I think everyone is already dancing around for when she grows an army for next Spring.  Fields are being tilled and herbs and veggies are sprouting in their newly built greenhouses.  Easter's chicks have doubled in size and will be joining the rest of the gang soon enough.  So much life and beauty in this wide open space, the future holds much for this little gem. 

The Ladner Village Market is just around the corner.  Looking forward to see these guys reap what they sow this coming Summer.


Sunflower Madness

DRUMROLL PLEASE!!!  I'm so excited to announce my girl Emily is officially selling her homegrown veggies and florals, all which have been an intensive labour of love!  After recently setting up at a few of the local markets, she pitched her stand up at home to take part in Experience Delta's Culinary Farm Tour.  She collaborated with One20 Public House for a true Farm to Table experience for all those coming through.  Chef Michael Ferreira created a vegan taco, exclusively using the vegetables grown from the farm which included standouts of a guacamole alternative using minted mashed peas and deliciously crispy garlic chips.  In addition to her produce and floral stand and the delicious tacos, her two giant rows of sunflowers were open to the public for picking! 

Come out this weekend for a break from the city, pick up some fresh produce, grab a bouquet of fragrant sweet peas and bring home as many giant sunflowers as you can carry!  Feel free to bring a blanket and some snacks for a cozy picnic, there will be a lemonade stand set-up to wet your whistle!

6395 60th Avenue, Ladner BC
Located just outside the tunnel between the 2 giant willow trees!

Hope to see you this weekend!



Hastie 34 | A Collect + Cultivate Party

Nothing kicks off the anticipation and excitement of the coming summer like a party at The Farm.  We had a party to celebrate Mike's Birthday, organized and hosted by his fabulous earth-mother wife, Emily of Collect + Cultivate.  There isn't really much to say other than IT WAS PERFECT.  The weather was gorgeous, we had an abundance of delicious homemade food and drinks, a skateboarding ramp, multiple forms of entertainment for the kids (trampoline, playhouse, OPEN SPACE TO RUN AROUND), the firepit, and late night churros... 

A few faves from our fantastic evening

Happy Birthday Mike!

Thank you to Em for hosting yet another incredible party!