Winter be not proud!

by admin on March 7, 2017

Look what Saanich Organics can do.
We’ve got big proud smiles on while we deliver our boxes this morning! Lucious pac choi, salad and sprouts from the greenhouse, potatoes, garlic, hazelnuts from storage, and leeks and carrots from the fields.  Its been touch and go all winter because of our sub-zero temps and more and more snow! While we’ve pulled through with this box, we have lost a lot of crops so its going to be a tough spring for all of us. So, winter, you have been a force to reckon with, but we’re still feeding Victoria.

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See us at Seedy Saturday!

by admin on February 17, 2016

We’re going to be at Seedy Saturday this weekend and not at Moss Street. We all want to be part of Seedy Saturday because we’re helping launch the BC ECO Seed Coop and we’re helping with the Victoria Seed Library project. We’re really passionate about all the good energy going into the seed movement, and we want to bask in it at the Victoria Conference Centre this Saturday from 10am-4pm. Come join us!
Its not looking like we’ll be back at Moss Street until April because our field contents are dwindling and we need to save what we have for our box program subscribers. We’re sad about this because we love the winter market.  We’ll keep you posted!

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Spread the Seeds!

November 27, 2015

The elves at Saanich Organics have been busy all fall harvesting, threshing and winnowing the seeds of this years’ harvest.  They didn’t stop there! The seed packages have been assembled for flower lovers, comfort foodies, early spring keeners, and those who just relish summer delights. Its a lovely little gift for all the folks in […]

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Winter Abundance is Back

November 10, 2015

Please help us spread the word.  Our Winter Abundance Box is back by popular demand.  This is a one-time box of delicious local, organic produce straight from our farms to your pantry.  It makes a great gift too!

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Sea Bluff is now fully Certified Organic!

July 8, 2015

Sea Bluff Farm just got full Certified Organic status this week! We had been in transition to Certified Organic for the past three years. Sea Bluff had been selling as “organic” for the past decade before Robin took over, however there were many problems that had to be cleared up: no records were kept, there […]

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Get Ready Get Local!

April 15, 2015

We’re getting ready for a fun day of learning and networking at the Victoria Conference centre this coming Saturday.  From 11am to 3pm, there will be booths from local farms and food industry, workshops on all aspects of food growing and appreciation.  Chef Heidi Fink is doing a cooking demonstration about spicing up local food, […]

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We’ll be at the Markets in May

April 10, 2015

We’ve been taking stock of our field contents and sadly we don’t have enough produce to come to Moss St Market this month. Our box customers need to be fed! The good news is that we’ve been busy planting and we will have some of your favourites for Moss and James Bay markets next month.

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Its that time of year again!

April 6, 2015

The seedlings are burgeoning out of our greenhouses, calling to us: “plant me, plant me.” We had a birthday party for one of our farmers this weekend and the whole theme was “have you tilled yet?” “I haven’t but I want to.” “I did but I’m regretting it.” “I’m always the last one!!” Its really […]

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Celebrating Seeds with USC Canada

February 12, 2015

Check out the I AM A SEED SAVER Campaign that USC is launching just in time for Seedy Saturday! Even if you haven’t actually saved a seed, USC encourages you to follow the path of the seed.  If you have bought local produce from seed savers at the market, through a veggie box program, or […]

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Regional Food Strategy Supports Farmers and Local Food

January 24, 2015

There is some cause for celebration with the release of the CRD’s Regional Food Strategy.  Linda Geggie and our friends at CR-Fair have been setting the stage for this promising food policy focus for our region for at least ten years. We commend them! These policy hacks get very little recognition but their work is […]

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The Mixed Blessings of Winter Farming

December 28, 2014

Today was a glorious day on the farm.  Lamont and I enjoyed some work in the field, partly because there’s work that needs doing, but mostly to aid in digestion of our holiday feasts.  We are so incredibly lucky to live in a place where we can grow food year round, and what’s more, the […]

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Abundance Box deadline today!

December 15, 2014

We’re getting ready for an extra harvest this week for the Winter Abundance Boxes. We’ve been planning a very special offering, tied up with ribbons and sprays of greens.  So far we’ve sold almost 70 boxes, shy of our lofty goal of 100 but we’re feeling proud for this first ever venture. If you haven’t […]

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Reflections on the 2014 BC Seed Gathering

November 24, 2014

“…then I was gifted with disease resistant scions (of an apple tree)…and now, there’s the chore for, well, the rest of my life” “I was sitting there in the sunshine doing the most wonderful thing I could imagine” “there it was— the green seed I thought I’d lost…I was in ecstasy!” “…I was just smitten […]

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Come Taste the Winter Greens!

November 20, 2014

Saanich Organics is going to be sampling our beautiful winter greens at Ottavio’s this Saturday from 12-3pm. Ottavio Italian Bakery and Delicatessen is at 2272 Oak Bay Avenue. Kales, collards, chards and endives all take on richer flavours as they weather the frost and grow slowly in the shorter days.  Pair these with Ottavio’s divine […]

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Give the Gift of Abundance!

November 16, 2014

                            This December we’re offering a new box option that makes a great gift for your food-loving friends or to simply stock up your own pantry – it’s our Winter Abundance Box!  This one-time box will contain all sorts of winter vegetables that store well, such as beets, carrots, […]

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Getting Better at this Winter Farming Thing

October 22, 2014

We were just reminiscing about the not-so-good old days.  It wasn’t so many years ago that our Post-Thanksgiving market table was meager.  We’d struggle to have enough veggies for our box-delivery customers, and those patient, supportive souls would get by on a rather limited repertoire of veggies.  Back then when there was talk of a […]

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Running for Biodiversity

September 29, 2014

  Lisa, Sasha and Robin are training once again for the “Run for Biodiversity” on October 12, as part of the Victoria Marathon. They are running to support the work of USC Canada with farmers in Nepal. Robin went to Nepal in 2003 to see the effects of industrial agriculture imposed on an ancient terraced […]

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Its spring again!

July 23, 2014

We were happy to see the rain this week because transplanting has been on our minds!  Now that some of the early summer crops are coming out of the ground, like garlic, potatoes and peas, we’re filling the empty spaces with our winter crops.  On the agenda this week to get in the ground are: […]

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