It’s time to start planting your summer garden and we’re going to make it easy for you with a fine selection of organic fruit, vegetable, herb and flower seedlings at our Spring Plant Sale on the long weekend! Come and buy your organic plant starts at Hali on Saturday, May 18 from 10am till 4pm.
We’re holding an extra Saturday work party on May 18, from 10am till 2pm, to coincide with the plant sale as we have some extra projects to do. Please join us! There are some blackberries to cut back in the buffer zones between us and the neighbours and all the farmers really need as much help as they can get right now with everything growing so enthusiastically. Bring the usual work party things: work gear, hats, gloves, water, sunscreen, lunch to share.
Moss Street Market: Hali is once more at Moss Street Market every Saturday (10am till 2pm). Please check the website for more information including a helpful market map that shows you where to find us! Please note the Hali stand can only take cash or cheques in payment (no credit or debit cards).
Work parties have started, and the days are slightly different this year. Please join us on the first Saturday of each month (10am till 1pm with a potluck lunch) and every Monday afternoon (3 – 5 pm). A great way to learn hands-on about organic farming, and become part of the Hali community!
Thanks to everyone who came out to the farm on Saturday March 30 to our Open House, cooler opening and first seedling sales. We loved the connection with our community. That day we added 12 families to our food box programs, but there’s still room for more, so please check out the three different schemes available. First one hits your larder June 5!
Guided Farm tours of a certified organic Community Farm: 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. $5 per person.
Farm’s first Seedy Sat. 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 smaller Seedy Saturday event for the organic community farm is significant in what is fast becoming 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 celebrates 10th Anniversary: Thanks to everyone who visited and contributed in some way to make our 10th Anniversary Open House and Market on November 30 and December 1, 2012 such a milestone event!
Hali Farm Stand: Orders for fresh produce are taken at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the farm voice mail. Seasonal fruit, herbs, vegetables and seeds – certified organic. IOPA #1305.
Farm Markets: The farm supported and supplied the Victoria Downtown Public Market all winter at Market Square downtown and is eagerly awaiting the summer opening in its new permanent year-round space at the Hudson building on Douglas. Watch the market’s website for details.. coming soon!
Sincere Appreciation and Gratitude to all: Our District of Saanich, our Farmers, Neighbours, Board, Volunteers and Community, VanCity who support this community organic farm.
Please see the Index above for detailed information on Victoria’s first certified organic community farm.