City Farm Boy is currently growing vegetables in four private backyards in the city of Vancouver, and selling the produce at the local farmers markets.
This year, 2007, has been a test run to see if it is a viable business.
2007 Market Locations and Dates
West End Farmers Market – July 21, 28, Aug 4,11
Riley Park Farmers Market – July 25, August 1, 8, 15
This years crop has included :
Lettuce, scallions, carrots, beans, swiss chard, rhubard, sweet basil, cucumbers, tomatoes, egg plant, squash, broad beans, wheat, durum, cut flowers, garlic, and various fresh herbs.
I harvest the majority of the food the day before market to ensure maximum freshness. Many of the herbs are harvested immediately prior to a market. Many of the vegetables are harvest with the entire root system intact to enhance quality and freshness.
No pesticides are applied.
Organic methods are used, but we do not currently have organic certification.
The vegetables travel less than 5 km’s to market.
The Ultimate in Freshness!