Sign up for your Harvest box now!

Hey folks! The sun is shining, people are smiling and folks are thinking about what they’ll do this summer. Well, if you want to get your hands on some delicious & ridiculously fresh vegetables and whiling away the summer at Marpole’s neighbourhood farm, it’s time to sign up for our harvest box program. The first harvest box will be in our member’s kitchens May 29th. Sign up now. Space is running out.

Continue Reading

Grow Your Own Food Course Registration Open

Wanna Grow Your Own Food? Our ever popular Grow Your Own Food course begins in just 3 weeks, Thursday March 29th! Sign up now, space is going fast. $300 and you get your own 4′ x 6′ instructional plot, access to all the tools and supplies you’ll need and 12 instructional sessions every 2nd Thursday, 6:30-8pm. Urban farmers Karen & Jess guide you through every step of the season from soil prep, seed starting to crop maintenance and harvest. Eat what you grow! Find more details at www.farmerson57th.ca. What People Say: “It is a good family activity. We learnt the basic knowledge…

Continue Reading

The Tarps are Down

As the redevelopment on the Pearson-Dogwood site begins to take shape, we farmers must relocate the market garden by the end of 2018. There are many phases of the redevelopment project, and the first phase builds where the existing market garden is currently located. The future permanent location of the farm will not be established for several years. So – we are building a transition farm! It will be tucked between Pearson residences and will deliver the same programs and same delicious organic veggies. There are many ways to build a farm where there is existing lawn. We decided we…

Continue Reading

Sharing Salad at Growing Eden

The last two Wednesdays I was immersed in the Growing Eden program, surrounded by the laughter of children and their mothers, and a lush thriving garden. We hunted for peas – secret green treasures hidden among green leaves. I held the plant steady while small hands pulled determinedly, until the pea pod popped free. Then we carefully placed each pea into the basket, and the hunt continued. Meanwhile, a cluster of mothers gathered kale and edible flowers. ‘You can eat flowers?’ led to a discussion about all the lesser known edible parts of the garden. We also harvested about a…

Continue Reading

Urban Farming Volunteer Learning Program 2017 – Apply Now

Apply now! Urban Farming Learning Program with Farmers on 57th The Farmers on 57th market garden is seeking Learning Program volunteers for the 2017 season! This full season learning experience will immerse you into the world of ecological farming. It is a practical hands-on experience where you exchange your labour and commitment for our instruction, supervision and mutual commitment. Farmers on 57th is an urban farm on Vancouver Coastal Health land on 57th Avenue near Cambie Street, in Vancouver, BC. The market garden grows beautiful organic veggies for distribution through a CSA program. We also grow and market cut flower bouquets. We operate on…

Continue Reading

Green Monster & Fruit Punch Season at Garden Club

The gardens are in full swing at George Pearson Centre. This week during Garden Club, in the Pearson Resident’s therapeutic gardens, we harvested multiple heirloom varieties of apples, beans, peas, mint, kale, zucchinis, and carrots. We tested out two new harvest smoothie recipes: Green Monster and Fruit Punch. Green Monster won best colour. Fruit Punch? Best taste, hands down! See recipes below. Pearson residents have flowers blooming everywhere in the garden here, from sweet peas to verbena, roses, cosmos, double cosmos, and many more! It’s a joy every Tuesday 1-3pm throughout the growing & harvest season making bouquets, sipping smoothies, and…

Continue Reading