About Kingfisher Farm Market in South Surrey
Who are we?
Paul Neufeld has been farming this portion of land for 14 years now. He is committed to organic practices and sustainable farming. In 2011, he and his family made the move from East Vancouver to live here in South Surrey on the land he was farming with A Rocha. He is joined by family, farmmates, co-farmer Andy Smith and other wonderful workers, interns and volunteers. Together we grow on the land at 512- 172 Street as well as at A Rocha (192nd and 16th).
Why buy from us?
By choosing to support local farmers you are choosing a healthier, more sustainable way of living. You are cutting down on transportation costs and staying connected to how your food is grown. You are also paying a price for food that more realistically reflects the cost of food grown by those who are trying to make a living growing it.
Who lives at Kingfisher Farm?
We are a group of families that live together and care for the land at 512-172 Street. Together we are committed to growing food sustainably, caring for the ponds and forest, supporting biodiversity and reaching out to the local community.
Who is our partner?
Our veggie patch is grown in partnership with A Rocha Canada. We are thankful that you’ve chosen to buy what we grow, and we invite you to also consider giving financially to the work of A Rocha. A Rocha is a non-profit organization with a focus on environmental stewardship. A Rocha has been active in our watershed for over 15 years. A Rocha relies on veggie sales, grants and individual donations to survive. A Rocha is more than a store – providing fresh produce on a weekly basis to refugees and low-income families in Surrey and Vancouver. We provide training in sustainable agriculture to 8-10 interns each year. The farm at A Rocha also provides volunteer opportunities to many. To learn more about the work of A Rocha please visit the website! If you’d like to consider a donation specifically to the work of the farm, our program area is called “Community Shared Agriculture”. To find out more or to sign up for our weekly veggie box program go to: http://www.arocha/csa.ca
Other local business partnerships
@suessourdough Sue bakes bread which arrives warm each Tuesday - it is wonderful to be welcomed by the aroma of fresh bread.
www.pasticheart.ca Brent makes beautiful art frames out of upcycled wood. He has a studio on site here and also displays prints weekly.
www.cheeseworks.ca We love being able to offer you cheese from Little Qualicum Cheeseworks each week at great prices.
www.valefarms.com We sell a selection organic beef.