Garden Surplus to Table Initiative Returning in 2019

Read About & Get On Board our ‘Garden Surplus to Table’ Program here…

 

September 12, 2018  We made the local newspaper!! Read the article written by Don Bodger for the Cowichan Citizen & Ladysmith Chronicle.

 

Because our neighbours have embraced this vision and the Pop Up Farm Stand concept has grown very quickly over the 2018 summer season, we are already planning the 2019 growing season. Stay tuned.

Creating Sustainable Food Security, Less Food Waste, Fewer Emissions

Our Mission is to bring fresh surplus food from local gardeners, small-scale growers and farmers to Market at Low Cost. Change to the current agricultural and food system are necessary.

Our Vision is for a New kind of Food System where consumers have easy access to local food and that directly encourages local growers to produce more food.

Growers do not have a direct outlet for their surplus, often putting their beautiful food into the compost heap.

This initiative is the bridge, connecting local growers with their neighbours.

Consumers get easy access to the freshest, local food available.

Growers are paid for their crops. Their time, money and effort are rewarded.

Who Are We?

Seedling in the Wind MicroFarm is a family-owned, small farm that uses sustainable organic stewardship of the land in harmony with the forest around us. We produce a large variety of medicinal, culinary herbs and ethically foraged herbs (fresh, dried, and live), edible/decorative flowers, fruit, berries and vegetables.

We are located in Crofton, British Columbia, Canada at the base of Maple Mountain on 1.6 acres of land that is home to 100-year-old apple and cherry trees.

We are proud of our quality. We work hard to create fresh, live and dried herbs with a rich, natural colour and full fragrance. We sell only herbs we have grown in our garden or ethically wildcrafted in the surrounding boreal/rain forest.

We sell all products (and other goodies) at our farm stand, supply fresh/dried products to local restaurants (wholesale) and other businesses looking to source local, high-quality medicinal and culinary herbs as well as decorative/edible flowers.

Garden Surplus to Table” is our latest community initiative aimed at revolutionizing the food system. Gathering and using garden surplus improves access to the freshest, local food, creating sustainable food security as well as reducing waste and carbon emissions.

We take extra (surplus) garden-grown food from local gardeners, sell it to the local community at low-cost and give gardeners 50 percent of sale proceeds. We are always looking for gardeners with surplus. Please contact us to come on board and provide local goodness to the community.

The idea for a surplus to table initiative came from various conversations with neighbours, friends and community gardeners who – thanks to their very green thumbs – grow a lot of food, some of which doesn’t get used.

 

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