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Business Mentorship – Lessons Learned: Granite Bay Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on December 22, 2015

Emily holds her son at Granite Bay Farm on Quadra Island

Name, Farm, Location? Granite Bay Farm, Quadra Island What were your goals for this season and how did you work to achieve those? To find some kind of balance between raising a young family and growing a farm. The secret for me was simplifying the growing. Focusing on 2 or 3 crops that were easy and enjoyable to grow. Did you meet your goals / Did it work out? It did but it took some getting used to. Part of what I like about market gardening is the diversity that you get to try out. I think that at the … Continue reading Business Mentorship – Lessons Learned: Granite Bay Farm

Business Mentorship Network – Emily Whitfield

Posted by Kristen Nammour on February 19, 2015

Emily Whitfield Quadra BC

 Name? Emily Whitfield Where do you farm? Granite Bay Farm, on Quadra Island, BC. What do you farm? Mixed veggies, eggs, and lamb. What type of business structure is your farm? Sole proprietorship. What is your land tenure? My husband and I own an old homestead on the North end of Quadra Island. I am also looking at leasing some land. How did you seriously get into farming? I grew up on a large sheep farm in New Brunswick. My uncle had a berry farm next door that I would work in as a kid as well. 4-H was a big … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Emily Whitfield