About the farmers: Paul Neufeld has been farming this portion of land for 10 years now. He is committed to organic practices and sustainable farming. Five years ago he and his family made the move from East Vancouver to live here in South Surrey on the land he was farming. He is joined by family, farmmates, co-farmer Katie Wood and other wonderful summer workers 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.
About the 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. Our vegetables are grown in partnership with A Rocha Canada. Please visit their website at www.arocha.ca
Partnership with A Rocha:
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 10 years. The farm relies on veggie sales, grants and individual donations to survive. We are more than a store – we provide fresh produce on a weekly basis to refugees and low-income families in Surrey and Vancouver. We provide training in sustainable agriculture to 4 to 6 interns each year. The farm at A Rocha also provides volunteer opportunities to youth dealing with mental health issues and others who benefit from time working close to the earth.
To learn more about the work of A Rocha please visit our 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