Seedy Saturday event on March 1: Thank You to our guest speaker, Dr Elizabeth Vibert, for her Story of an African Women’s Farm and to everyone who dropped in at our 2nd annual Hali Seedy Saturday: Featuring local vendors and farmers selling certified organic fresh produce, seeds, native plants, seedlings and gifts! Photos to follow.
Growing Food Victoria Info Session
Come to the farm on Monday March 3, 6:30pm to learn more about this empowering course – includes permaculture and organic farming techniques to help you to grow sustainable delicious fruits and vegetables in Victoria. It runs March through September at the farm (classes held early evenings and weekends) and is filling up fast. Sign up at Gaia College.
Where to find our produce
Until start up of Moss St. market in April, and our farm stand in May, please find us at the Downtown Farmers Market, in the Hudson building, between Fisgard and Herald Streets, every Wednesday from 11 – 3.
Food Box Programs
Sign up for one or all three of our Food Box programs at the farm: Spring, Summer and Winter. The 2014 Spring Food Box at the farm starts May 21, 2014 and ends June 25, 2014. For more details on the Summer and Winter 2014 boxes and how to sign up, check our Food Box page.
Guided Farm tours of a certified organic Community Farm
Come and learn about our farm on a tour guided by a Board member or Farmer. Please pre-register at our email address. Exploring Community Farm model, Wetland restoration, Growing Food throughout the year and building a healthy ecosystem. $8 per person. Group rate of 10 or more persons $50. Schools $5 per student or group rate of $50 for 10 or more students.
Join us on the first Saturday of each month for work parties. A great way to learn hands-on about organic farming, and become part of the Hali community!
Our Cooler Roof is on and the cooler is protected from the elements!
Our new walk-in cooler has greatly helped us manage our produce. Subscribers to the food box program have appreciated its chillability (some Summer days more than others!). For funding and building it, we owe most grateful thanks to the Sidney Rotary Club, plus our own Board and Farmer support. Most of all we thank Doug Kleckner for building a beautiful structure and Cosmo Pessoa for his outstanding efforts in seeking fundraising for the cooler and now for the roof.
Last Year’s first Seedy Saturday event
On Saturday January 12, 2013 the farm’s first Seedy Saturday event featured certified organic seed sales, seedlings and produce grown at the farm.
This first Seedy Saturday event for Hali was significant in BC’s 11th GMO free zone. Heirloom and certified organic seed were featured by local seed savers. A Community Seed Swap and Young Seed Savers table invited participation from community seed savers.
Guest speaker Dan Jason from Salt Spring Seeds spoke to a full house at noon. Refreshments warmed us. Guided farm tours were filled to capacity on a clear day in January here on the South Island. Thanks to each and everyone who came out to the farm to enjoy it and to all who assist the farm.
Hali celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2012:
Sincere Appreciation and Gratitude to all: Our District of Saanich, our Farmers, Neighbours, Board, Volunteers and Community, and VanCity
who support this community organic farm.