Taste, Beauty, Quality, and Abundance
Nestled in a mountain valley at twelve hundred feet above sea level, our fertile fields produce a wide range of annual Mediterranean vegetables, grains, legumes, hay and pasture, and orchards of diverse varieties of peach, plum, apple, pear, quince, persimmon, fig, chestnut, and cherry. We also manage a small flock of laying hens and pastured pigs.
Our products are available each week at two Salt Spring Island farmer’s markets, through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and through some of Vancouver and Victoria’s finest restaurants. See bottom of page for more information.
Late Summer Harvest Dinner
Two award-winning Vancouver restaurants will join forces to spotlight one of their favourite suppliers when Farmer’s Apprentice Chef/Owner David Gunawan and Osteria Savio Volpe Chef/Co-owner Mark Perrier host a Late Summer Harvest Dinner with organic farming pioneer Michael Ableman at Salt Spring Island’s Foxglove Farm on Saturday, Sept. 30 Tickets and more info here.
Michael Ableman’s Books
Michael Ableman, head farmer at Foxglove Farm is considered one of the early pioneers of the sustainable and urban agriculture movements. He’s the author of four internationally acclaimed books- From The Good Earth (Abrams 1993), On Good Land (Chronicle Books 1998), Fields Of Plenty (Chronicle Books 2005), and Street Farm (Chelsea Green 2016).
Self-Guided Farm Tours
We welcome visitors to take a self-guided tour of the farm any day of the week from May through September. Please park in the parking area near our large barn on Maxwell Rd. and walk in. Securely close the gates behind you to keep out the deer. We ask that you stay on the roads and established pathways, do not enter greenhouses, and leave the harvesting to us. There is no smoking on the farm and all dogs must be on a leash.
We are happy to provide guided tours for groups of six or more, please call 250-537-1989 for details and to reserve.
Programs and Events
We also offer seasonal programs and an annual festival with music, food, and guided tours. Please check our website and our social media sites for upcoming events on the farm.