Green Waste Pick up Locations

(expired veggies for livestock)

IGA Gibsons
Good Acre Market (Gibsons Public Market)

Soil Testing

Pacific Soil Analysis – Richmond
11720 Voyageur Way 5 # 5; Richmond, British Columbia (604) 273-8226

Vets that come to the Coast

Please contact their clinic to set up your vet/client relationship.

  1. Dr. Hermen Geertsema – Equine Services – 1 (604) 857-5432
  2. Dr. Aaron Gibbons – Langley Animal Clinic – 1 (604) 534-4813
  3. Dr. Gail
  4. Dr. Steph – Abbotsford Large Animal Vet – 1  (604) 302-1993
  5. Dr. Catherine Stuart – Maple Ridge Animal Hospital – 1 (778) 847-7319
  6. Cloverdale Pharmasave – Farm animal medical supplies – ships to the coast – 1 (604) 576-2888

Farm Butchers

  1. James Erickson – Erickson Meats – 778-385-2997
  2. Tom Gilcrest – 604-740-6390
  3. Jarvis Canada – Sales Rep Jeff – Supplier of meat and poultry processing equipment. Cell: 1 (403) 680-0183

Shearing/Hoof Trimming

  1. Pieter DeMooy – Based on Vancouver Island. $10 per animal, shearing and toes ($100 min per farm). Cell 1-250-652-2219 or
  2. Johanna Walker – Based in Langley. 1-604-329-7415
  3. Battery powered hoof trimmers – “The Hoof Boss uses micro-precision cutting ability with little pressure needed to operate the tool” use coupon code mobile10 to get 10% off your order.

BC Farmers Markets

Food Safe – What is required of you to sell at Markets
Farm Stands
Direct Farm Marketing for Rural Producers
Farm Status presentation from June 2019 General Meeting

On Farm Food Safety

BCA Farm Classification

Module 1 – Overview

Heritage & Organic Seed Suppliers in Canada

BC Eco Seed Coop

Two Wings Farm – Victoria, BC

They sell heirloom tomatoes, lettuces, peppers and many more. They also have a planting instructions for beginners.
Contact: 250 478 3794

Heritage Harvest Seed – Manitoba

A mail order business specializing in rare and endangered heirloom varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs.
Contact: (204)745-6489

Richters Herbs – Ontario

Herb specialist since 1969. Have signed the Safe Seed Pledge for GMO-free seeds. Contact: (905)640-6677

Seeds of Victoria – BC

They offer a wide range of organic seeds of vegetables and also flowers. They also offer lectures and workshops.
Contact: (250) 881-1555

Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds – Ontario

Certified organic seed for home and market gardeners. Vegetables, herbs, flowers – top quality and germination tested seed. Almost all of the seed is grown at Hawthorn Farm.

Cubit’s – Ontario

Cubit’s sells ethical seeds for edible gardens with a specific interest in helping home gardeners grow their own food.
Contact: 1(416)879-1985

Salt Spring Seeds – BC

They are promoting a safe and sustainable, local agriculture in Canada.

The Cottage Gardener – Ontario

They have been providing rare and endangered heirloom varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Their online catalog has over 650 heirloom seeds.

William Dam Seeds – Ontario

They offer untreated and non-GMO seeds. They also sell vegetable plants in the spring. You can check their online catalog for the list of their seeds and plants.
Contact: 1(905)628-6641

Prairie Garden Seeds – Saskatchewan

They offer a wide range of organic seeds of vegetables and also flowers. Contact: 1(306) 682-1475

Strathcona 1890 – Vancouver, BC

Non-GMO, open pollinated, non-chemically treated, heirloom seeds for sustainable food resources.
Phone: 1(604)253-8844

Solana Seeds – Quebec

A small seed company that offers a variety of vegetables, flowers and exotic plant seeds. Order through their online form.

Mapple Farm – NB

A small seed company that offers non-GMO seeds and plants. Great online PDF catalog.

Sugar Shacks Seeds – BC

A lot of their seeds are heirloom, open-pollinated. You can rest assured that you will never receive any GMO or treated seeds.

Eagleridge Seeds – BC

They specialize in rare organic heirloom seeds since 1995 and completely non-GMO.
Contact: 1(250)537-5677

Vesey Seeds Ltd. – PEI

They sell certified organic vegetable and herb seeds as well as organic garlic and potato seed, heirloom varieties as well as hybrids.
Contact: 1-800-363-7333 (toll-free)