Our market and garden share space with the residents of Kingfisher Farm. We are a group of families who co-own and choose to care for this 10-acre plot of land together. When we moved here in 2011 there were 11 kids under the age of 13 years old - now our youngest kid is 14! Many of us, before purchasing the land as a group, had strong connections with A Rocha (a local conservation organization that used to be located on this land and can now be found on 192 and 16th). It was important to us to continue to find ways to care for and preserve this piece of land (with forest, wetland and fields).
Paul and I (Angela), are the farmers here. We are often joined by farm-mates to help with weeding, or a building project, or when we need extra hands to spread compost! Other residents here at the farm work primarily off-site (at least pre-COVID). We felt drawn to living in this way; moving towards interdependence in a culture that often tends towards isolation and independence. We seek to be a place of hospitality and care for the earth that we have been entrusted. It’s in this place that our little farm produces oodles of veggies and flowers for the neighbourhood to enjoy. We are so grateful to be located at the mouth of this neighbourhood where folks value the roadside vegetable stand and look forward to Tuesday markets. Kids grow up running out to see the goats and farm market customers learn the value of knowing their farmers.
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