When: Sunday April 29th, 11am-2pm
Where: Klipper Organics, 2200 Ferko Road, Cawston BC
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Join Kevin Klippenstein for a tour of Klippers Organics. This 45 acre organic farm is very diverse mix of vegetables and fruits. Along with checking out their crops, we’ll also get to and learn about how they’ve diversified their operations to include a processing facility, guest suite, and the potential for a farm to table restaurant in the future!
About the farm:
Klippers Organics began as a small 5-acre Certified Organic farm, created by co-founders Kevin and Annamarie Klippenstein. With a history in the restaurant industry, Kevin was eager to get involved with the other side of food production and help directly produce the food that people eat.
Annamarie grew up with organic farming and realized the importance of producing healthy, fresh food from an early age. Her parents, Hans and Mary Forstbauer, were renowned across BC for pioneering organic farming methods, with the Forstbauer Natural Food Farm becoming one of BC’s first practicing organic and biodynamic farms in 1977.
Annamarie later pursued a restaurant management career before returning to start her own farm alongside Kevin where they combined their skills and passion for great food to create Klippers Organics in 2001. The once small 5-acre farm has expanded into the 40-acre farm that it is today.
Kevin and Annamarie and the rest of the Klippers team work proudly to ensure that Klippers Organics has a positive impact on the community by offering apprenticeships, and other educational programs as well as providing healthy produce to customers through Vancouver farmers markets, and local restaurants.
Passionate about community building, Annamarie and Kevin are also on the board of OYF (Outstanding Young Farmers). Kevin is also a volunteer firefighter, past Chair of the Organic Farming Institute of BC, on the OCP (Official Community Plan) committee of the Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen and was a board member of Vancouver Farmers Markets for over 10 years.
For more info about the farm check out: klippersorganics.com
About the Event:
The Farm Tour will highlight the diverse operations of Klippers Farm, and give a glimpse into what the team is up to just before the Vancouver Farmers Market season starts up again for the season. There will be lots to see, and great opportunities to ask questions of these experienced organic farmers.
After the Farm Tour will have a lunch potluck. This is a great chance to meet and connect with like-minded local farmers of all ages and experiences.
What to Bring:
For the potluck, please bring a dish to share, cutlery and a plate to eat with.
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This event is made possible with funding from the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan|Similkameen and funding provided by the Governments of Canada and British Columbia through Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.