Steve comes from an agricultural background, growing up on a small acreage in Langley in the Fraser Valley where his parents ran a brooder operation for Otter District Farmer’s Institute before entering into a specialty nursery partnership. Steve went on to the mushroom industry, running his own farm or managing farms for others.
Andrea grew up as the daughter of two classical musicians but always was in the garden or the woods instead of the studio practising. She went on to complete a B.Sc. in horticulture with a minor in Agricultural Economics. They met in the central hall of a mushroom farm where Steve was production manager and Andrea was taking her high school horticulture students on a tour.
Steve & Andrea moved from the Fraser Valley to the Okanagan and started raising children and pastured poultry at their current location in 1994. Over the years, they have experimented with a variety of crops and livestock enterprises on their 9 acres while providing their three children with a healthy, practical upbringing with space to roam, trees to climb and forts to build.
Cathie and Al
I've cooked and eaten a lot of turkey, but this one was spectacular. It cooked beautifully, the meat was tender and the white meat was moist, lots of juice for gravy, best bird we've eaten in a long time. And the flavour, I can't say enough. Food like this is a daily reminder of how grateful we are to live among such abundance, have such fine farmers and neighbours ‹ to all a huge Thanks!
Cooked up a chicken yesterday, it was delicious!!! lots of dark meat on it, my favourite, even the white meat was juicy. It was really nice to meet you the other day, thanks for taking the time to show us the baby chicks! We will see you again!
Thanks for the newsletter! Interesting, I didn't realize that you have such an assortment of chicken and turkey products! Fantastic!
I cooked a chicken of yours that had been in the freezer (I hate to say this) about 3 years...(I know) and it was still soooooooooo delicious! I was a bit sceptical for sure but everyone just raved about it. It was still tender and juicy! So there ya go! You have the best chickens I have bought in this region and I have tried many. Thank you again for your care and attention!