OUR FARM

734 35th Avenue North

Creston, BC V0B 1G1

Phone: 250-428-6571

 

laura@cartwheelfarm.com

nigel@cartwheelfarm.com

FIND OUR PRODUCE

Creston Valley Farmers' Market

Outdoor Markets @ Cook Street

May-October

Indoor Markets @ C&DCC

October-December

Famous Fritz Meats & Deli

1420 Northwest Boulevard

Creston, V0B 1G6

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OUR FAMILY FARM

We are Nigel and Laura Francis. We have been in love for sixteen years, gardening together for eleven, and market gardening for six. Since 2013, we have been tending organic vegetables, herbs, and fruit on our own land - Cartwheel Farm.

We are working to build a farm that feels right for our time and place... and for our family. We grow on a small-scale with joy and attention to detail. We farm to cultivate health, justice, freedom, beauty, and contentment. Our toddler, Callum, and dog, Japhy, are trusty companions.

OUR VALLEY

We practice community supported agriculture. Most of what we grow feeds our own community - friends and neighbours who value the food we produce, as well as how and why we garden. This year we delivered weekly/bi-weekly harvests to 100+ families in our area and to eight local cafes and restaurants. Our produce was available on local store shelves. We proudly attend the Creston Valley Farmers' Market as often as we are able. Being part of the vibrant and evolving Creston Valley food system inspires us!

 
 

THANKS FOR SHARING OUR HARVEST

Offer feedback on your 2019 Cartwheel Farm Organic Deliveries experience here

HOW WE GROW

We strive to grow delicious and nutrient dense food with ecological integrity. We keep a bio-intensive market garden. Each year we grow dozens of varieties of vegetables, herbs, and fruits.  We select the varieties we grow for taste, nutrition, and beauty. We test and feed our soil, so that what we grow is truly nourishing. We work a few little fields, rotating crops and resting land from year to year. We practice minimal tillage and work mainly with hand tools. A greenhouse and three high tunnels help to extend our growing season.

CERTIFIED ORGANIC

Our land was farmed organically for two decades before we started growing here. Today, everything we grow is certified organic through the Kootenay Organic Growers' Society. For us, growing to organic standards is about caring for the health of our family, our customers, and the planet. Going through annual certification and keeping our farm and our records open for inspection is about accountability and transparency.