Seed sold out

All sold out now for the spring. Seed orders for next year will be open in the fall of 2015. We'll be at the Vancouver markets (East Van and Kits) starting mid-late July with eating potatoes, carrots, honey and things. Interesting and tasty varieties will include White Rose, Sieglinde, Warba,…
It's been a hot one, folks. Great for the potatoes and carrots, as we watered them carefully. Not great for the farmers, most of whom have been consistently overheated for pretty much the last 4 months. Certainly, the blog updating melted away. Cooler nights are here, however, and even the…

Summer 2013 (January 2014 re-visit)

          [caption id="attachment_73" align="alignnone" width="300"] Simone and TJ of Rootdown Farm- sometimes they come work for us and that is a good day.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_74" align="alignnone" width="300"] The boss is in the back[/caption] [caption id="attachment_75" align="alignnone" width="225"] potato flowers are found in the crowns of royalty[/caption]…

Jan 2014

May 2012 Toby is the latest addition to the team at Helmer's Organics. He is not too helpful yet. May 2012 Toby is the latest addition to the team at Helmer's Organics. He is not too helpful yet. [caption id="attachment_68" align="alignnone" width="300"] Not exactly summer right now, on the farm.…

August 28, 2013

August 28, 2013 It has been a very busy month: Slow Food Cycle Sunday, IronMan competition (we were supporters), sweltering heat, drought etc etc. Today was lovely, however: a perfect cool day to dig carrots for a few hours. Here's an photo of the farmyard during Slow Food Cycle Sunday. You…