Contact: Louisa and Bill Chapman
Address: 1911 Irving Road
Our farm integrates simple technology with complex understanding to produce pesticide-free crops. We use wick irrigation in our greenhouse, ridge and furrow cultivation in our fields and have a spring-fed watercress patch. Chipped ramial wood management maintains fertility and soil health. We are currently building up our nursery with black mulberry, American pawpaw, persimmon and chestnut and selecting tea and pomegranate strains for cultivation right here in the West Kootenay. Herbs, berries and tree fruits complement our main crops of squash and heirloom tomatoes. We are working with earthworms and deciduous trees to develop and maintain brown wooded soils for our crop land and transitioning our forested land to less fire susceptible, more productive hardwoods. Our intention is to establish a legacy of fruit and nut trees that will flourish now and for future generations.
Where to find our products:
Ferraro Foods Trail and Rossland, Castlegar and Salmo Farmers’ Markets, Farm gate sales
When our products are available:year-round
Products: basil, beans, blackberries, currants, garlic, haws, heirloom tomatoes, melons, parsley, pears including Asian, pickling cukes, plums, pumpkins, squash, transparent apples, walnuts, watercress