We Love Our Local Farmers!
Grounded in the community and connected to the land, these hard-working BC families wake up early every morning, season after season, to nurture their orchards, fields and pastures, their barns and greenhouses to bring Nature’s Fare customers the most delicious, ethical and sustainable products possible. We invite you to support them too by buying local, and enjoying their fresh, delicious fare.
Grown Here Farms, Langley
Grown Here Farms is a local, sustainable, and certified organic greenhouse based in Langley BC.
Delivered within 24 hours of harvest, their beautiful micro-green salad blends are planted biologically in soil, grown with natural sunlight and water and sound therapy is played as they grow, connecting them with higher frequencies. Best of all, they're building their business sustainably, working towards a Net-Zero Carbon Footprint from seed-to-sale, as well as a business model of Planet – People – Profit, an ethical, triple bottom line.
Sproule and Sons, Oyama
Overlooking beautiful Woods Lake, Sproule and Sons certified organic fruit farm – the one with the big red barn - is owned and operated by Neil and Jacqui Sproule, and their three children. So much year-round, thoughtful care goes into nurturing and protecting their land, air, water and animals, and to grow their delicious, summer harvests of sun-ripened, chin-dripping organic peaches, plums, cherries and nectarines.
Curly Willow Farms, Enderby/Grindrod
Several times a week Doug Saba climbs in his truck to drive his delicious, organic produce straight to Nature’s Fare Markets. As owners of Curly Willow Organic Farms for the last 30 years, he and his family know how to work with the soil and the seasons to grow the best, most delicious and healthy fare for our customers - tomatoes, asparagus, cucumbers, onions, spinach, beans, basil - and so much more.
Suncatcher Farm, Kelowna
Delicious certified organic vegetables like sweet asparagus, crisp romaine lettuce and broccoli come from the heritage Suncatcher Farm in Kelowna. Owner Tony Cetinski and his family are proud to farm their land - first settled in 1859 - and share Nature’s Fare belief in the importance of family, and locally produced organic products.
Rothe Orchards, Oliver
Passionate about biodynamic farming and their family orchard, Martin and Jill Rothe have spent 35 years perfecting their 60 acres of deep, rich soil. They believe it grows the sweetest, juiciest apples and pears, plums, nectarines, peaches, cherries and apricots - and we are happy they come to Nature’s Fare Markets.
Local Motive, Summerland
Every week, Local Motive does us all a big favour. They bring lovely, organic fare – picked at the peak of flavour and freshness by various Similkameen farmers - to Nature’s Fare stores. And soon, they’ll deliver certified organic, nonGMO produce– like heirloom garlic, specialty potatoes, beets, squash, carrots, salad greens, melons, strawberries, asparagus and kale - from their own 15-acre Garnet Hollow Farm.
West Enderby Farms, Enderby
Throughout fall and winter, Elaine and Paddy bring us gorgeous organic, nonGMO, heirloom carrots, cauliflower, broccoli and beets for our customers. All are grown in the nutrient-rich soil on their 40-acre bio-dynamic farm, a mixture of cultivated and wetlands, and wildlife. They also deliver sweet jumbo carrots for the chefs in our Nature’s Fare Commissary who make tasty, healthy meals to eat in store, or to take home.
Bite Me Organics, East Kelowna
Every summer, Richard and Robyn King harvest scrumptious non GMO peaches, apricots and nectarines – followed later by apples – on their 11-acre certified organic farm. While completing his graduate degree in Sustainable Farming from UBC, Richard’s thesis documented their farm’s shift from traditional to organic farming practices. They now need birdhouses to attract kestrels to scare off – naturally, of course - the abundant robins and starlings that also seem to enjoy going organic.
Similkameen River Organic Farms, Cawston
Nestled against the banks of the Similkameen River, George and Haiqin Manz’s bio-intensive, 40 acre-organic farm produces delectable beets, carrots, leeks, onions, shallots, winter squash, cabbage, lettuce and parsnips. They are passionate about family, their land, connecting people with the food they eat - and the farming heritage they continue, on both sides of the family. Passion, George says, you can taste.
Grass Root Dairies, Salmon Arm
When the Gort family moved from Holland to the Okanagan in the early 80s they brought with them a long tradition of cheese making, and have been perfecting their craft ever since. Milk for their award-winning artisan Gouda cheese comes from their own cows – who have a pretty great deal: grass fed in pastures around their farm all summer along, and sweet organic hay in a warm barn all winter. Oh yeah.
Gelderman Farms, Abbotsford
The pigs on Jerry and Audrey Gelderman’s family farm are raised without antibiotics, eat a healthy diet made ’specially for them, and are free to run and root to their hearts’ content. That’s why we chose them to supply Nature’s Fare Markets. Look for their ham nuggets, smoked garlic and farmer’s sausages, as well as fresh varieties – like English bangers, breakfast, Italian and bratwurst – and their blueberry sausage made with their own organic berries. Sweet!
Two Rivers Specialty Meats, North Vancouver
Years ago, Jason and Margot Pleym dreamed of starting a values-based wholesale business to supply ethical and sustainable meat products to the marketplace, and to strengthen the relationship between producers and consumers. Today, we are so pleased to be part of their circle, and look forward to their deliveries of free-range bison, organic beef and pork, free range and organic chicken and turkey - and ham for our deli - from caring, local farmers.
Two EEs Organic Produce, Surrey
Family-owned and -operated by the multi-generational Schoen family since 1960, Two EEs 25-acre organic farm nurtures a wide variety of certified organic, non GMO, non-irradiated veggies and herbs – from beets to bok choy, cabbage to collards, daikon to dandelion greens, kale to kohlrabi – and so much more. Their grounded-in-science practices, embrace everything their family values, and a healthy, balanced and harmonious ecosystem.
Athena Organic Farm, Cawston + Langley
Run by ‘a bunch of farmer chicks who are crazy passionate about growing food and reconnecting people with their food, with nature & with each other”, the 50-acre Athena Organic Farm, and 6000 sq. ft. greenhouse supply fresh, certified organic micro-green salad blends, carrots, beets, onions, leeks and squash for Nature’s Fare Markets. These pampered plants listen to music while they grow in rich fertile soil, and are “infused with love”.
Ogopogo Meat and Sausages, Summerland
Traditional techniques, modern science and a commitment to the best is how they roll on the Fischer’s family-owned and -operated farm…and they are very particular about sausages. Their pork, beef, turkey, bison and venison sausages and smokies are made only with naturally raised, free-range, grass fed and finished (grain free) meats. Better yet, they have half the salt, and are free of binders, MSG, preservatives and byproducts, lactose, gluten, and MSG - and have 50% less sodium. So good!