Nourishing our Community
from the Ground Up
Being Certified Naturally Grown guarantees that we don’t use any pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers. At Wise Earth Farm we are working to create an environmentally sustainable, socially responsible farm-business model that is equitable for us farmers, and our community members.
About Wise Earth Farm
As of 2022 our team will be operating as a family business including Raine Gagnon (Mother) , Ariana Gagnon, Gabby Gagnon, Miranda Gagnon, (Sisters) and Myles Ferber.
Established in 2011 by John Hofer and Brenda Paterson, Wise Earth is a two-acre, urban vegetable farm located at the corner of KLO Rd and Mission Creek in Kelowna, BC.
We farm using Regenerative Agriculture principles which is an approach to food and farming that strengthens the vitality of our soil, increases biodiversity, improves water cycles, and supports carbon sequestration.
We believe that growing delicious and nutritious food comes from the health of the soil. Through our studies in soil microbiology with Dr. Elaine Ingham of the Soil Food Web we learned how to apply these regenerative concepts and are making and applying biologically rich compost and it’s teas, encouraging diversity of insects and animals on the farm, and geeking out with a microscope to look with awe and wonder at the life in healthy soil that is beyond our normal vision. And we are blessed to be adjacent the Mission Creek and have its fresh clean waters as our main irrigation source for our crops.
We are sorry to say that we are no longer affiliated with Start Fresh Project. The project dissolved this spring of 2021 when Start Fresh Kitchen closed due to financial hardships from the lock down measures. We wish Michael Buffet and his team the best in their new endeavours and hope that they find success. We will miss Start Fresh Kitchen's amazing cooking classes... (Best date night ever!) Stay tuned for the next chapter in Wise Earth Farm's evolution because things are changing around here!
Farming is Hard Work!
Our farm is a hands on operation that requires some pretty great people to make sure things run smoothly. Farming is really hard work, and we believe that the wage of the farmer needs to come up significantly to match the wages of other industries. We are committed to working hard to make this happen. By charging fair market prices for our product, and improving on efficiencies wherever we can we are determined to improve the earnings and benefits of our team. We are fortunate to have such an awesome crew of people working with us.
Find Our Produce
Sign up for our Online Veggie Box program here and register with us to order your produce for pick up on Thursdays between 3:00 and 5:00 pm at the Farm!
There's no financial commitment, and you aren't required to order every week!
You just pay as you go and that's that!