We are located 30 minutes from Nelson or Castlegar, 4 km from highway 6 at 4380 Slocan River Road (paved) in the beautiful Slocan Valley!
Growing lovely fresh flowers for bouquets, and vegetables for producing great food is what we do. We are certified organic from the Kootenay Organic Growers Society (KOGS#84) since 2015.
Who are we? Lana Braun, local girl ‘coming home’ after living in Alberta for 20 years. Brad Braun, born and raised Calgary boy, ready to get his hands dirty! Finnegan the dog rounds out the full time staff, with 4 kids coming home from school from time to time to laze about.
Our farm has more then one km of riverfront and its own Island in the lovely Slocan River near the old Vallican bridge. It has a long history from it’s early clearing and settlement by a Dutch family, the local mid wife lived here, and many babies born. More recently the division of the larger property into a number of smaller farm and woodland lots. Our section is 25 acres including a wild 12 acre island. How lucky are we!
In the past, the pasturelands have housed cows and horses. The property had a large kitchen garden and now has many heritage buildings including barns, house, soddy, sauna, even a blacksmith shop. This makes for a landscape that is rather complicated and interesting.
For at least 15 years, very little activity has meant alot of land reverting to weeds, ferns, trees and shrubs, it has good bones, but…. We are slowing ‘taking back’ the landscape, planting fruit trees, flowers, food and tilling to plant new green compost to replace the weeds.
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