The Quarry Farm takes pride in supplying seasonal organic vegetables to their local neighbourhood on Salt Spring Island. Three years after Daria Zovi and her farming partner Wieteke Verhoeven dreamt of having a 50 box CSA on the Island, they have become a home for growers passionate about local food.
We want to act as a model for other growers and customers, to ideally have all families and individuals connected to a farm in their neighbourhood,” says Zovi.
On their 35-acre property, you will find a two-acre market garden, small vineyard, and fruit trees that supply their CSA programs. The Quarry Farm also sells their surplus certified organic fruit and vegetables to local stores, chefs, and delivery programs. They have further diversified with bread and jarred programs, available throughout the summer and winter months. This year, The Quarry Farm further expanded their 40 member summer and 20 share winter CSA programs.
“Our members have always come back and we have increased 10% annually. We don’t want to grow too quickly. It’s always been taking approximately ten new members every year.” says Zovi.