Sweet Acres CSA

The beginning of 2018 heralds many exciting things for the Lohbrunner Community Farm Cooperative, including its launch of a CSA Harvest Share Program for the 2018 season. This CSA program is a joint venture between Lohbrunner’s two resident farm businesses, Vitality Farm and Sweet Acres Farm. The 2018 CSA Program will run from July 12th until October 18th, with pick-ups on Thursday...
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Morning Chores

The flock has arrived which means more morning chores for Kevin. Chores have to happen early as Kevin is still working at the butcher shop and Cecilia is busy with her courses at school. The sheep are getting accustomed to their new accommodations and life at the farm. They’ve also got a new guard dog who’s torn between spending time with the sheep and time with Kevin and...
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Spring Cleaning

While things like dump trucks full of gravel, crushed rock, and soil, and big machinery like excavators are not usually things associated with small scale organic veggie farms like Lohbrunner, there has been a lot of such things around the farm this late February. That is because we are dealing with some drainage issues, and rerouting some of the ample water that flows on this property from...
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Success!

Cecilia Hogan and Kevin Morin have exceeded the $7,000 target they need to start up their sheep business on Ceres Circle farm. The money they raised through Wayblaze crowd funding went to purchase sheep and early in January they moved into the farmhouse just in time to welcome the arrival of 20 pregnant Friesian ewes. Much appreciation goes to David Van Seter from Wayblaze for suggesting that...
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Project Update: Ceres Circle Farm

We are holding the vision that next year, once again, there will be sheep grazing on Ceres Circle Farm. Sue Haley, the owner who is gifting the land, Heather Pritchard, FarmFolk CityFolk, who has been leading the development of the Foodlands Cooperative, and Derek Gent and Allison Fekler, Vancity Community Foundation met last week to outline the steps needed to put the land in trust. They talked...
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It’s Official!

FarmFolk CityFolk’s Foodlands Trust Project has been approved by the BC government. We are officially the Foodlands Cooperative of BC. Our founding members — FarmFolk CityFolk Society, Vancity Community Foundation, Fraser Common Farm Cooperative and the BC Farmer’s Market Association — will be joined by other advisory members to form the first board of directors of the new land trust...
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Young Agrarians @ Lohbrunner Farm

The Young Agrarians organized a social mixer at Lobhrunner Community Farm Cooperative on September 17, 2017. Though it was a dark and rainy day we managed to squeeze in a tour of the farm and get some weeding done in the blueberry patch without getting too wet. Diana Brubaker conducted the tour and answered a lot of questions about organizing a cooperative, farming on shared land, and the...
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Culinary Students Dig In!

On their May 26 work day, Lohbrunner Farm Cooperative had some special visitors to help get the crop in the ground. Students from the Royal Bay Secondary Culinary Program came out with their instructor Rowan Bezeau to visit the farm and get their hands dirty. Students helped start new plants from seed, dug in potatoes and transplants in the field, and learned about the importance of pollinators...
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Our Farmer Moves In!

One of the goals of Lohbrunner Community Farm Cooperative is to address the prohibitive cost of farmland for new entrants to farming. When Norma Lobhrunner passed away she left the old farm house unoccupied. The Coop saw this as a perfect opportunity to get a young farmer on the land. Working with the Young Agrarians Land Matching program the Coop sought a young farmer with some farming...
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The Foodlands Cooperative of BC

The Foodlands Cooperative of BC is at the forefront of encouraging alternative forms of land ownership to ensure our agricultural lands remain in production in perpetuity. We help landowners, farmers, and local communities develop and support community farm models, conserve farmland, and build healthy, local food systems. We facilitate land transfers and estate planning and and help farmers...
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Lohbrunner Farm Saved!

Langford, Vancouver Island, BC Vancouver, BC – The Supreme Court of British Columbia has approved the transfer of Lohbrunner Farm from The Land Conservancy of B.C. (TLC) to FarmFolk CityFolk. Since 2013 TLC has been operating under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) which required the sale of some of its holding to pay creditors. Earlier this year FarmFolk CityFolk began...
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