John and Lorraine Buchanan have operated this mixed farm in Metchosin for thirty-five years. We often feature their lamb and chicken on our menus.
They strive to farm in a sensible and sustainable way, using manures as much as possible for nutrient on their fields, and rotate crops for maximum soil health. They enjoy continually experimenting with different farming methods, including rotational grazing of their sheep and no-till seeding of heritage grains. For current news about their farm, and photos, check out their Facebook page.
Still Meadow Farm
Located in Metchosin and in conjunction with Parry Bay Sheep Farm, they produce all-natural lamb, pork, and free range chicken, working hard to make sure their animals are healthy and happy.
They also grow grain for local bakeries and sell flour made from their wheat.
All these products can be bought directly from the farm store they operate with Parry Bay Sheep Farm, open every Saturday,noon–3 pm, at 4198 Stillmeadow Rd, in Metchosin.
During the summer months, they can also be purchased at their kiosk at the Metchosin Farmer's Market which operates every Sunday from 11 till 2 at the Metchosin Municipal grounds.
A 1912 heritage farm and community hub located next to scenic East Sooke Park, about 40 minutes southwest of Victoria. They use organic practices, and their on-site market (Saturdays 11am-2pm) has been running for almost 20 years.
The market sells produce, eggs, delicious pastries, and fresh baked bread from our wood-fired oven.
Make it a day in the country by visiting Ragley for lunch, touring local artist's studios or going for a hike and then ending up at Glenrosa for dinner!
This neighbouring farm was started in 1997. They specialize in year-round organic vegetable production and also grow many types of fruit. Using unheated greenhouses and outdoor fields, they grow Japanese specialty crops as well as many Western vegetables.
Umi Nami Farm offer a year-round box program, so consider coordinating your veggie pick-up with a stop in for tea!