May 27: Cawston, BC – Farmersdotter Organics Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on May 03, 2018

From garlic cultivation to bread, touring Farmersdotter Organics in Cawston, BC, is a chance to learn about crop rotations, soil health, and more!


Farmersdotter Organics is a certified organic farm in Cawston, BC specializing in growing garlic and making naturally leavened bread. This farm tour will focus on garlic production, and we’ll also get a chance to check out their wood fired bread oven. The farm has been growing garlic for 7 years, and has developed a four year crop rotation cycle to keep their soil in peak condition.

This farm tour will be a great opportunity to get into the nitty gritty of crop rotations including types of cover crops, integrating cover crops back into soil, improving soil health for crops, and why Yvonne and Morris are adamant you’ll get the best results with a four year cycle (not three or two). Whether growing garlic is new to you or you have some experience, this tour will be a great opportunity to learn something new!

When: 4-7pm, Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Where: Farmersdotter Organics, 2036 Osprey Lane, Cawston NOTE:  there is no farm sign, but there is an address marker. There is limited parking on the farm so please pull well off the road for street parking as the lane is narrow.

In Cawston turn west off Highway 3 at Pitt Road (landmark is a large beige and green building that is Cawston Cold Storage) follow a couple hundred meters and at the sharp left turn in Pitt Road turns into Osprey Lane and we are the first driveway on your left. Limited parking on the farm and pull well off the road for street parking as the lane is narrow. 

What to bring: A dish to share at the potluck, tools to eat with (cutlery, plates, etc.), and a chair or blanket to sit on.

RSVP: Join the Facebook Event page and let us know that you’re coming. Be sure to share it with your friends too!


A quick agrarian interview:

What’s your favourite farm tool? Hands! Nothing beats weeding by hand.

Why did you get into farming? Retirement – wanted to get into it so we could afford to enjoy down time in the winters. 

What book changed your world? Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson

What’s your guilty pleasure? Red wine! 


Keen to check out farms and meet farmers in the South Okanagan? Join us at our Forbes Farm Farm Tour & Potluck on June 10th, and Organic Only Farm Tour & Potluck on June 24 in Cawston as well!

This event is made possible with funding from the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan|Similkameen.