WHEN: August 7, 2016, 4-8PM
WHERE: Thistle Farm – 710 Dairy Road, Kamloops, BC
Join YA for a tour of Thistle Farm, 7-acre organic vegetable farm in Kamloops. The evening will start with a farm tour by owner/operator Dieter Dudy, followed by a potluck and Q&A session. The tour will stop by the farm shop and wash station were we get our market vegetables ready for sale. Also, visit the farm poultry: chickens, ducks and geese!
About Thistle Farm
Thistle Farm is owned and operated by Dieter Dudy and Debbie Kellogg. The former 10-acre market garden was purchased by our family in 1994 and we then spent the next two years building our home. Gardening had always been a passion of Dieter’s and farming organically fit with our personal philosophy of promoting sustainable agriculture and protecting the environment. In 1997, we put in an acre of vegetables and attended the Kamloops Farmers’ Market. The following year, we applied for organic status and achieved certified organic status in 1999 with the Shuswap Thompson Organic Producers Association, #145. In 2001 we were also certified with the Certified Organic Association of British Columbia.
As demand has grown, so has our vegetable production, and we now have approximately 7 acres in vegetables. We attend the Kamloops Farmers’ Market from April through October. Items we market include: bedding plants, fresh fruits, and vegetables. We hope to soon be able to produce value-added items. Due to our commitment to providing the community with healthy, nutritious produce, we developed a farm to door delivery service in 1998 and are happy to still be continuing the service.