Community and family can also be planted and grown. That’s what is at the heart of our next farm patch visit, @schoolhouse_farm is an all organic family operated farm that is in fact, more than just a farm—it’s an outdoor community gathering place where families come to congregate and enjoy fresh air, live music, play games, meet your neighbour and share great conversations over a warm beverage in hand.
It all started with siblings Emily and Ryan who grew up on the property and still live there with their respective families and houses. It wasn’t until Emily started to have children of her own that she discovered her passion and purpose in farming. Together with her brother Ryan, who planting their first crop of garlic in 2015, the farm quickly transitioned to a field of sunflowers planted to rebalance the soil. Soon the local community started to take notice of this special place and from there, the farm was evolved into a field of stunning flowers, a pumpkin patch with a variety of crops, and pastured laying hens. More metaphorically, the idea of community and the welfare of its people has also been planted in this farm as it too has blossomed with each season.
How to Plan your Visit
- All-organic farm selling pastured eggs, fresh flowers, vegetables and fruits built around a community gathering area.
- Pumpkin patch festivities—live music, s’mores by the fire, games, variety of hot beverages and food over four acres of all outdoor green space.
Admission and hours
- Grand Finale Weekend… Sunday, October 25th (look out for other fall dates)
- Admission is FREE, you pay for what you pick/buy (cash or card)
Road shoulder parking of perimeter of the farm or by the Delta Chamber parking lot
They also have a lot right in their entrance, use caution as it is muddy
Parking to Entrance
Footsteps away if you park close to the main entrance
Portable outhouse washroom on site with proper Covid precautions and social distancing rules in effect—no baby change table on site
What to bring / what to wear
Rainboots and light coat is always a good idea for a farm
The site is named after the early 1900 Crescent Island schoolhouse that still stands on the property—a fascinating piece of BC history.
Although today is their final day of the season for the public, they do encourage folks
check their social media at @schoolhouse_farm to see potential additional opening days in the Fall/Winter.
The author behind @buddycons, Connie writes about her detailed adventures with her kids around BC (& beyond), believer of 'presence over presents' in motherhood & literacy development in children. She shares ideas on simple toddler craft projects, home organization & gentle minimalism with having less. She lives in the Metro Vancouver area with her husband & two kiddos. Before becoming a mom, she worked in the Financial Industry and is a two-time award winning People Leader. Follow her adventures & updates on Instagram @buddycons.