Authentic certified organic working farm with passion and good energy, offering quality nutritious healthy food and awesome accommodation suites to enjoy on your vacation getaway.
Nestled away from the buzz of the city we wake up each day on our farm to the smells of evergreen forests with hints of freshly opened flowers waiting to be pollinated, all mixed with clean crisp air that sometimes brings the smell of the ocean being that we are only 1.5km as the raven flies.
Over the past 11 years our farm has grown from a tiny little food plot where we grew food for ourselves and neighbors into a 2 acre cultivated landscape array of mixed vegetables and fruits grown in fields and a greenhouse. We use crop rotations to avoid pest and disease cycles, cover crops to maintain soil health and free range chickens alongside some pigs to help enrich next year's growing plots. We take care of our soils with sustainable and organic practices and grow a wide variety of crops to provide nutritious food to our community, CSA box program and visitors to the farm.
All this has turned our farm into our own educational centre full to the brim of new experiences that even we find amazing on a day to day basis. We are grateful our farm nourishes our bodies with so much more than food. We have limited our farm to the size we feel is manageable as we believe volume isn't the most important factor, the quality of our food is. Our past experiences has rewarded us with the knowledge that sometimes less is more. We wish everyone abundant health through the food we grow!
OUR FARM STAND
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON, SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!:)
CERTIFIED ORGANIC PRODUCE
We participate faithfully at the Qualicum Beach Farmers Market every Saturday from 8:30-12:00pm starting early spring right through till the last Saturday before Christmas. We are proud to be a contributing vendor since 2012, helping our community eat well and participate with all the other local farmers including artisans and local food producers. The market vendors have to either make it, bake it or grow which has added success, it has also been referred to as one of the best on Vancouver Island attracting visitors from far and wide.
We at Nourish Farm believe everyone has the right to eating healthy food, therefore we provide the freshest nutrient rich produce we can.
"LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE
AND MEDICINE BE THY FOOD"
ALL PURPOSE FERTILIZER
Designed to help everyone grow super healthy veggies, flowers, indoor plants or fruit using all organically approved ingredients that we use on our farm. After many years of customers enjoying our produce along with all the questions about how to grow more abundant healthy food, flowers or to those just starting out, we wanted everyone to be successful therefore we offered that same success that we have had and put it all in a bag.
Nourish Farm's All Purpose Fertilizer will give you great results without worrying about causing harm to the plants or the environment and it is the basis of a balance system to help plants grow well. If your garden needs some TLC, come visit us at the Qualicum Beach Farmers market where you can purchase our All Purpose Fertilizer blend.
WE ARE NOW OFFERING A SUMMER 2020 NOUR-ISH FARM BOX PROGRAM!!!!!
Lorne and Cindy MacCallum, dedicated organic farmers, doing what we love and growing healthy food for us and our community. Check us out on Facebook or Instagram :)
Two awesome 10 week veggie box programs:
Our veggie box program guarantees you to receive a weekly box of our freshly picked delicious oganic produce and strawberries (when seasonally available). The rate is $350 for each 10 week program which will provide you with an average of $30/week in vegetables, 7-9 items in a box for 10 weeks in the peak of summer and into the fall for the second 10 weeks
Pick up of your weekly box share will be at our farm every Friday from 4pm-6pm
First 10 weeks starts June 5th - August 7th, 2020
Second 10 weeks starts August 14th - October 16th, 2020
As a Nour-ish Farm veggie box member you will get the best of the crops for 10 weeks, if we have limited items such as broccoli or peas, we will ensure that our box members will receive them in their box before we would be taking those to the market. You will be guaranteed a variety of fresh organic veggies each week along with strawberries when in season, you will not have to stand in a line up at the market nor will you be disappointed when you slept in and missed the peas!;) If prices increase due to food shortages rest assured you will still pay the current price and will always have your weekly, healthy fix! We work hard for our community and members and want to make everyone happy, healthy and well fed and guarantee to stand behind our reputation for fresh, quality produce. Say goodbye to wilted greens and tasteless vegetables flown from many miles away. Your produce will be harvested when it’s ripe and in most cases find its way into your kitchen within a day of being picked and this means better flavor and more nutrient-rich produce.
-As of July 1st, we are 75% full for the second box program and if you want to join and have your name on the list, it will be on a first pay basis. We will also be putting people on a waiting list as we may add more spots once we see how the crops are coming along.
- Please fill out the sign up form, print it and have it dropped off at our farm store or the qualicum beach farmers market as soon as possible but prior to August 1st, 2020. If you do not have a printer, we will except the form back in an email as well.
-Payments can be made by cash, cheque, credit card (at the market ) or etransfers
-There will be NO exceptions to the pick up time or location....this means please do not call, text, email or beg us to come at a different time or take your box with us to the market as we are sticking to no exceptions, so instead get in touch with one of your friends to pick up your box:) Please don't make us have to say no to you, it kinda stinks having to do that! ;)
- You have the option to cancel one week in a 10 week program if you are going away however we require 7 days advance notice and you will be given a $35 credit voucher to spend with us at the farmers market or at our farm store.
-There is a charge of $5 per box totaling $50 over the whole 10 weeks. This fee is to cover a few extra costs such as boxes, time putting boxes together, time devoted to box pick up.
-There will be no substituting items in your box....remember that joining our program may mean discovering new vegetables and ways of eating, it is all part of the experience:)
-We will have our farm stand open during the hours that you will be picking up your box, therefore you also have the option of picking up more items if you so choose and we will ensure that there are eggs put out by 4pm so you have the option of buying them if you so choose.
-If you have to cancel any remaining weeks for some unforeseen reason, we can refund you 50% of your remaining amount owing.
-Please return your boxes when you pick up the following week for re use.
-In the event that we couldn't fulfill any of the weeks in the program all remaining weeks would be refunded.
-We promise to not give you the over abundance of zucchini or green beans that everyone tries to give away, but instead we will provide you with a decent variety of vegetables
EXAMPLE OF A WEEKLY BOX:
-one pound of carrots
-one romaine lettuce
-one bag of peas
- one pint of cherry tomatoes
- one bunch of green onions
- one bunch of kale
- one bunch of beets
- one large cucumber
- many hours of hard work, good energy and lots of love into those veggies
If you are unsure if this is too many vegetables for you to eat, it costs too much or if you cannot commit to following our guidelines then possibly it would be best that we see you at the farmers market or our farm store and you will still reap all the benefits of local and fresh food and help support your community.
BUT if you eat and cook with seasonal fresh veggies, you are adventurous with cooking and you prefer knowing where your food is coming from and how it is grown along with the health benefits it provides......THEN giddy up, this program is for you!! :)
SIGN UP INFORMATION FOR 2020 NOUR-ISH FARM VEGGIE BOX PROGRAM 2ND 10 WEEK PROGRAM
2nd 10 weeks starting August 14th- October 16th, 2020 $350
I will be paying by:
Credit card ________
I read and agree to all the above details regarding Nour-ish Farm's CSA box program
Thank you and we appreciate your support, we look forward to offering you an enjoyable yummy veggie box program!!
Lorne & Cindy MacCallum