MEET YOUR FARMERS
Andrew studied sustainable agriculture at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
He is a jack of all trades, which makes him the perfect farmer, as you need many skills to run a successful farm operation. Andrew became interested in food and farming during his culinary arts days where he learned the importance of high-quality produce to create amazing flavours.
Sibella enjoys cooking and baking so much that she agreed to leave her city lifestyle and makeup career for a more food-oriented future!
Andrew began farming in 2012, interning and volunteering on various farms and gardens throughout Vancouver. In 2015 Andrew and Sibella worked as volunteers at Yummy Yards, and were given the exciting opportunity to become partners in 2016. During this time they ran a 65-person CSA and joined the Kitsilano Farmers Market.
In late 2016, they were given the rare opportunity of securing a long-term land lease and of building a house on the farm. It all seemed too good to be true until they were living in the house and found themselves ordering from a seed catalogue!
Andrew and Sibella share deep concerns for the environment, the trends of agriculture and the implications of how we currently eat. They do their absolute best to take care of the land. They build nutrient-rich soil with compost that does not contain chemicals or synthetic fertilizers, they use seeds and seedlings that have not been genetically modified, they control weeds without synthetic herbicides and they use companion planting techniques instead of pesticides.
By pursuing farming as a career, they hope to make a positive impact on the community by providing a more sustainable food option, and educating families and young people on the farming process.
“Good farmers, who take seriously their duties as stewards of Creation and of their land’s inheritors, contribute to the welfare of society in more ways than society usually acknowledges, or even knows. These farmers produce valuable goods, of course; but they also conserve soil, they conserve water, they conserve wildlife, they conserve open space, they conserve scenery.”
― Wendell Berry, Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food