Olives Community Market is proud to work with the following farms in order to pass on the freshest, most delicious produce, dairy and meat to you, our customers.
CAMEL’S BACK HARVEST is a small, local farm located at the base of Camel’s Back Mountain. The farm is operated by Carrie and Remi Charron, both engineers by training, who moved back to Carrie’s family farm so that they could raise their two kids on a farm setting. Initially started as a small market garden, it soon expanded to include a U-pick strawberry operation. In addition to strawberries, they are growing a large selection of produce including squash, beans, rhubarb, corn, cucumbers, lettuce, beets, and more.
KUURNE FARMS is tucked in behind the Camel’s Hump in the upper Pemberton Valley. They primarily grow Elite seed potatoes, but have recently diverged into producing commercial potatoes which they sell mostly to local area restaurants and grocers. The potato varieties they grow for commercial sale include Russet Burbank (Netted Gem), Red La Soda, Cal White and Pike. They also have a 3/4-acre patch of rhubarb that they sell as fresh product.
MANNA FARM is right outside Pemberton, in the beautiful Birken valley. In creating fresh, local, all natural vegetable goodness, it’s their promise to provide the most delicious and nutritious produce for you and your family to enjoy. They are devoted to using all-natural, organic fertilizers that will benefit you and the earth!
ROOTDOWN ORGANIC FARM is a small-scale, organic farm situated in the Pemberton Meadows. The farm is run by Sarah and Simone who met at the UBC Farm in the Sowing Seeds Apprenticeship program. Surrounded by mountains, the farm is blessed with a flat, fertile valley bottom, bordered on both sides by glacial rivers. Currently the girls have 2 acres of mixed vegetables in production, with rare-breed pigs and laying hens rotated through the fields for the benefit of both the animals and the land.
The following are just some of the amazing, local suppliers that we work with on a daily basis: