Name? Gemma McNeill and Doug Zaklan Where do you farm? Surrey, BC What do you farm? Mixed vegetables, flowers, pastured laying hens (friendly llama) What type of business structure is your farm? Partnership What is your land tenure? Are there special relationships that allow for this? Doug’s family land, no formal agreement. We are talking about putting a lease together to formalize this agreement for the coming season. How did you seriously get into farming? I started farming at the UBC farm in 2008. Doug did the practicum program in 2011. I joined Doug to help build ZHF in 2013. … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Gemma McNeill and Doug Zaklan
About Zaklan Heritage Farm We are a young couple running a small mixed vegetable farm in the heart of Surrey (30 min drive from Vancouver). In addition to our 1.5 acres in veggie production, we have a flock of laying hens that we rotate around the pasture. Our operation is run with a small walk- behind BCS tractor and hand tools (think Jean-Martin Fortier methods). During the growing season we attend 2-3 markets a week from June-October, all within 20 min of the farm. We also run a growing CSA program, which we hope to have reach 50 members in 2015. We … Continue reading 2015 Farm Job Op: Zaklan Heritage Farm, Surrey BC
We’re so excited for the third annual Harvest Festival at Zaklan Heritage Farm! Young Agrarians and friends, join us for a fabulous night of networking, eating and dancing. Our hosts Doug Zaklan and Gemma McNeill are young farmers in their third year of production on this family-owned farm. This year they have increased production and offer eggs, flowers, fruit, veggies and honey to their customers. Zaklan Heritage Farm is a fantastic example of growing and managing the land ecologically for optimum health and fertility. Date: Saturday, September 13th Times: 5pm Farm Tour, 6pm Potluck, Music 8pm Address: 13278 84th Avenue, … Continue reading September 13: Zaklan Heritage Farm 3rd Annual Harvest Festival, Surrey, BC
Saturday, July 27th, 2013 2nd Annual Young Agrarians Potluck + Live Music at Zaklan Heritage Farm in Surrey Doug G Zaklan, Gemma Mcneill and family are hosting Young Agrarians for a 2nd year at their beautiful farm in Surrey. Come enjoy an evening of good company and food! Learn about the farm, and check out what’s new in the fields. We’re going to tour, eat, and snug up to the bonfire with some live music at Surrey’s ‘oldest and youngest farm’. To read more about the farm and its’ history please visit: http://zaklanheritagefarm.com/ 5pm Farm Tour 6pm Potluck * Bring … Continue reading July 27th – Join us at Zaklan Heritage Farm
We can’t wait! Come check out Doug Zaklan’s 4th generation family farm in Surrey! We’re going to farm tour and potluck on this beautiful piece of land. 5 pm, Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 13278 84th avenue, Surrey, B.C. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to carpool:) ABOUT: Since 1928 Zaklan Heritage Farm has been growing quality food through socially and environmentally responsible practices. This small-scale, urban family farm is now run by Doug Zaklan, with the mission to provide wholesome nutritious food for the community. In the first year of full-time production as an urban market garden, Doug Zaklan’s farm make-over includes seedling … Continue reading Zaklan Heritage Farm Potluck!