Tag Archives: Green Arrow Farm

Business Mentorship – Lessons Learned: Green Arrow Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on December 23, 2015

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Name, Farm, Location? Robin Sturley, I run Green Arrow Farm and I’m a member of the Merville Organics Growers Co-op, in Courtenay, BC. What were your goals for this season and how did you work to achieve those? This was my second year of farming full-time during the growing season. My goals were to increase my production of vegetables on the farm, and also to do my part as a member of the co-op to help get it off the ground. Did you meet your goals / Did it work out?  Yes, on both counts. I more than doubled my income from … Continue reading Business Mentorship – Lessons Learned: Green Arrow Farm

October 17: The Epic Tasty Pastry Potluck & Farm Tour, Comox Valley, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on September 21, 2015

Squash Harvest - Merville Organics Pie Potluck Young Agrarians Event

 Join Young Agrarians in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island for an Epic Tasty Pastry Potluck and farm tour of two of the farms of the fledgeling co-op, Merville Organics! WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 2015 | 4PM-10PM WHAT TO BRING: Delectable, scrumptious pie! Of all sorts! Savoury, sweet, fruity, spiced, bring them all. Shepherd’s Pie, Rabbit Pot Pie, Salmon & Dill Pie, Berry Pie, Pumpkin (Winter Squash) Pie, Apple Pie, the possibilities are just about endless. The Merville Organics farmers will be whipping up a few tasty pies to share with you all using veggies and meat we raised this season, bring your … Continue reading October 17: The Epic Tasty Pastry Potluck & Farm Tour, Comox Valley, BC

Apprenticeship: Green Arrow Farm, Royston, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on May 12, 2015

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Apprenticeship: Green Arrow Farm, Royston, BC Green Arrow Farm is seeking a full-time farm apprentice from May to October. I grow a 1-acre market garden on a 30 acre-farm in Royston, BC. I share the property with another farm business, Umbella Farm. We’re both founding members of the recently established Merville Organics Growers Co-op in Courtenay (http://mervilleorganics.ca/), a group of five organic farms working together to market our produce, fruit, chicken, eggs and wild harvested foods. We believe co-operative growing and marketing is the future of sustainable agriculture! We supply a 60-share CSA, 3 farmers markets per week as well … Continue reading Apprenticeship: Green Arrow Farm, Royston, BC

Business Mentorship Network – Robin Sturley

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 02, 2015

Young Agrarians Merville Organics Business Mentorship Network

Name? Robin Sturley Where do you farm? Merville, Comox Valley, BC What do you farm? One acre of organic vegetables What type of business structure is your farm? I run a sole proprietorship, Green Arrow Farm, which is a member of the Merville Organics Growers Co-op (registered co-op in BC). What is your land tenure? I am leasing one acre of land on a farm that is also a member of Merville Organics. We are currently discussing the terms of the lease. By leasing on my co-worker’s farm it allows us to stay in tune with each other’s farming operations, as … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Robin Sturley