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The Farm

Salt & Harrow is a 37-acre organic farm. The farm grows over 50 varieties of vegetables, fruits, legumes and herbs and has a small flock of heritage breed hens for eggs. The farm is situated between French Creek and the historic E & N Railway on Vancouver Island, British Columbia in the Qualicum First Nation Territory. The farm sits in the rain shadow of Mount Arrowsmith and receives more sunshine than most other parts of Vancouver Island. This has led many locals to refer to the area as the “banana belt.”

Our mission is to provide local customers with a full vegetarian diet of artisan quality organic fruits and vegetables. We hope our food is a reflection of the place in which it is grown and the joy we take in growing it.  By caring for the soil we strive to produce nourishing food, made by land, healthy soil and hard working farmers.

The farm produces asparagus, carrots, lettuce, beets, kale, tomatoes, peppers, greens, potatoes, raspberries, strawberries, eggplant, fennel, chicories, chard and melons.  You can buy our produce at a number of farmers markets on Vancouver Island and in the Lower Mainland.  We are accepting new memberships in our  CSA Farm Box program – Community Supported Agriculture. Receive a weekly box of produce June through October.

The Farmers

Seann Dory, Farmer, Salt & Harrow

Before moving to the island to start Salt & Harrow, Seann J Dory worked as Co-Director and Founder of Sole Food Street Farms, a social enterprise that provides jobs and agricultural training for people in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Previously, Seann was a project manager at another DTES social enterprise, United We Can. Seann is a founding member of the Young Agrarians; an initiative to recruit, promote and support young farmers in Canada. Seann speaks regularly at events including the Young Farmers Conference at Stone Barnes and the EAT! Festival. Seann in a member of the National Farmers Union and is part of the steering committee for the National New Farmers Coalition, working on farm policy to reduce barriers for new farmers entering agriculture.

 

Darcy Belsher, Farmer, Salt & Harrow

Before coming to Salt & Harrow Darcy lived in Ucluelet/Tofino, BC. A Leo nominated actor, writer and painter; Darcy is a recognized face in the arts community. For the last five years Darcy has taken to wilds of BC, foraging and fishing. His foraged products have been on the menu at the Wickaninnish Inn, Wolf in the Fog, and The Farmers Apprentice.