Farm Story

Last week a customer remarked that things must be getting easier on the farm now that summer is over. I agree, in that here I am tooling about on a computer in broad daylight, but in fact we are not quite there. It’s a heavy time of year, really. The…

Plastic Bag Farm Story

Thoughts on plastic bag bans from an organic potato farmer. Clamorous demands for a plastic bag ban at Vancouver farmers’ markets have resulted in… a (pending) plastic bag ban at market. The association that runs the markets at which we have been selling potatoes for over 25 years recently announced…

Another Farm Story

Hello and welcome once again to The Biodynamic Farming Experience for the Celestially-Challenged: a partly-formed, poorly-articulated and over-hyphenated chronical of a particular journey in which a woman-farmer-of-a-certain-age-and-experience (me) delves into the theory and more-importantly the practice of Biodynamic farming in search of fun and the future of farming. Rambling along…

Farm Story December Installment

Anna Helmer’s Farm Story: December Installment Here’s a question I hear a lot: So, what are you going to do now that winter is here and there is no more farming? Leaving aside the irony that I most often hear it while selling potatoes at farmers’ market, not to mention…