Earthy Organics Farm is located just south of Fruitvale on Columbia Gardens Road, and is owned by Jeanine Powell and managed by John Abenante. This beautiful 10 acre farm boasts fruit and vegetable production, both in field and in mutliple greenhouses. The farm also produces an abundance of hay for sale each year, as well as chicken and duck eggs.
Earthy Organics is certified organic through Kootenay Organic Growers (producer #93), and takes pride in maintaining high standard organic farming practices in all the work that they do. The farm strives to diversify their offerings, by also facilitating farm tours, educational opportunities, and speaker presentations.
Everyday, out in the field, Farmer John asks himself the question, “Why do I farm? Why is this important to me?” and what it boils down to is a deep rooted passion to ensure that local people have access to nutritious, organically grown, local food. Being raised on home grown food, a desire developed in John to enrich the lives of locals through the provision of good food. Its important to Earthy Organics to create a positive vibe surrounding local food production, while fostering an environment that prioritizes food education.
Earthy Organics, and their delicious organic fruits and veggies, can be found at the Rossland Mountain Market weekly in the summer + monthly in the winter, as well as at the bi-weekly summer Saturday farmers’ market in Trail. Earthy Organics food products can also be found at Ferraro Foods, Liberty Foods, Save On, Ellisons Market, and the Kootenay Co-op. And of course, John + Jeanine are always open to folks stopping by the farm for farm gate sales, or for a tour of their operation.
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