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Earth Apple Organic Farm was established in 2011 and is based at Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-op in Abbotsford, BC as of 2016. Our roots quite literally are earth apples or les pommes de terre, but we’ve since expanded, growing over 50 different varieties of fruits and vegetables, herbs, cut flowers and raising hens and ducks for eggs. We cultivate over 6 acres of land and pasture-raise our hens and ducks.
Our mission is to produce fresh, organic, nutritious food for local communities in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley with low ecological impact and fair wage standards. We love what we do, which is evident in the beautiful organic produce we offer through our CSA program, Farmers Markets and in Restaurants in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
In 2019, two farmers fell in love and decided to forge hearts and hoes! Michael Nyberg, of New Mountain Farm followed his heart to Glen Valley from the farming communities of Vancouver Island, bringing much love, experience and inspiration to the cultivated soils of Earth Apple Organic Farm at Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-op. These two farmers are destined to produce some rockstar produce with a particular fondness and focus on garlic with over 30,000 cloves planted in the ground and 16 varieties for 2020.
Earth Apple Organic Farm Community
Michael Nyberg (more to come)
Shirlene Cote (more to come)
We are seeking farmers to join our crew for 2020! Visit our employment page to learn more.
Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-op
The Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-operative (GVOFC) is a community of individuals who have come together with the goal of sharing, owning and operating Glen Valley Organic Farm. The Co-operative’s members come from a variety of backgrounds, including conventional and organic farming, education, law, project management, marketing and group facilitation. The Co-operative uses a consensus model of decision-making, ensuring that all members have a voice.
GVOFC stewards 50 acres of fertile loam, woodland, and wetlands plus several homes and outbuildings on our farm just east of Fort Langley, BC on the south shore of the Fraser River. We seek to feed and educate present and future generations by co-operatively holding, stewarding and sustainably farming our land.
At the moment, we have three businesses being run off of the farm – Close to Home Organics and Earth Apple Organic Farm are the organic produce businesses that operate a Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program together and sell at local Farmer’s Markets. Helping us with our pollination needs on the farm, we have a group of shareholders called the Delphic Hive acting as our on farm apiarists.