Bernadette Greene comes from a long line of growers, going back at least four generations. Her parents came from Holland to the Saanich Peninsula in 1955 to start a greenhouse operation, Welle Horticulture. Bernadette now works and lives with her husband and two daughters on the same property that her parents farmed for many years. In fact, some of the structures are salvaged from the greenhouses that used to be on the property. She grows organic vegetables (including tomatoes, peppers, garlic, onions, shallots, peas, beans, lettuce, basil and potatoes), fruits (including raspberries, blueberries, plums, apples, pears and Asian pears), and lots of cut flowers. She also propagates perennials, annuals, and starter vegetable plants, which she sells at a plant sale in the spring.
Become a Market Vendor or Volunteer
Our market is focused on supporting agriculture and food production on the Saanich Peninsula. We’re currently looking for new growers and food vendors to serve healthy food at the market.
Please email us if you’d like to rent a table space, or sell extra produce from your home garden at our Community Table.
Unfortunately, we have a limit to the amount of space we can allocate to craft vendors, and we are currently at capacity. You are still welcome to contact us for consideration should space become available.
We’d also like to invite you to consider being a market volunteer, either at the market, or at our seminars and events.
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The North Saanich Farm Market is operated by North Saanich Food For The Future, a registered non-profit society.
- to provide a sales outlet for small agricultural producers in North Saanich
- to support availability of sustainable, locally-grown food to the community
- to encourage small local producers to grow their production capacity
- to provide a weekly venue where local producers can meet a broader range of consumers and clientele than their farm gate location provides.
-provide a venue where the community can come together
COME JOIN US !
The society will hold its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, December 3rd at 3 p.m. in the lower level of St. John's United Church at 10990 West Saanich Road.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES !
The farm market is operated by a small group of board members and dedicated volunteers.
As the weekly market is growing in scope and popularity, we NEED MORE VOLUNTEER HELP. To ensure the future of the North Saanich Farm Market please consider attending the AGM to learn more, or contact us directly at email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less