Crooked Goat is a market garden with a CSA program that was situated on 16 beautiful acres in Aldergrove, B.C. Unfortunately, we were unable to continue on that location in 2016 and had difficulty obtaining land. We will be resuming operations in 2017 using a different model - Urban Farming. In addition to our own property in East Vancouver (by the PNE), we are seeking additional properties in the area.
We grow a variety of field vegetables, greens, herbs, fruit, and some flowers using a combination of Organic and Biodynamic farming principles which focuses on soil health and sustainability. Once you try them, we think you'll agree that we grow very flavourful and vibrant vegetables.
If you are new to the term CSA, there is an excellent explanation graciously offered by our web host, of what community-supported agriculture is and the benefits at the CSA link above. Helping local farms keeps money in our community and is part of the process of creating a new and better normal.
Meet Your Farmers
Frank and Jillian met serendipitously in 2014 while Jillian was looking for some land so she could grow enough organic vegetables to can and freeze for her family. After talking, they discovered they both had a desire to start an organic farm. Frank has experience working on organic farms in the past and Jillian has gardened most of her life.
Both disillusioned by the way the current food system is operating, they decided to see how feasible the idea was. In early spring of 2014 they broke new ground on what was horse and occasionally cow pasture. The idea was to make lots of mistakes quickly and to learn from them but most importantly to see if they could consistently provide food every week for 20 weeks to some close friends and family.
On November 8th, 2014 the season ended very successfully. There were challenges for sure, but nothing that was insurmountable. At that point we decided we should make a go at this commercially in 2015. We have a tremendous amount of gratitude that Frank and Sheila helped us realise this dream. We are happy to advise that we will continue on in 2017 in East Vancouver.
How We Farm
Crooked Goat Garden follows Organic principles and some Biodynamic methods. We are not certified organic but we believe it is important that we provide the freshest, tastiest, most nutrient dense vegetables that we can grow. We believe it is imperative to also be good stewards of the land.