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the house that kimi built

tiny house sweet digz farm steveston richmond

Standing on the land just south of No. 2 and Moncton breathing in the fresh air and looking out on to the fields, it is easy to romanticize being a farmer. Ask any farmer though and they will tell you it’s hard work to make a profit these days. Many have taken on a second job to make ends meet or to bring in a little more income to make improvements to the infrastructure or to replace or add much needed equipment. Read More

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farm to fork: graze restaurant

chef karen from graze restaurant with kareno at sweet digz farm in steveston, richmond.

Last week marked the official end to the Sweet Digz Community Supported Agriculture box program for 2014. Sixteen weeks of delivering freshly harvested vegetables to supporters who signed up in the spring not knowing what goodness each box would hold. While the box program is over, Kimi and Kareno are still hard to work to supply their restaurant customers. Read More

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building rome

greenhouse at sweet digz farm

It takes time to build great things, and in the case of farming, money too.  The barriers to entry for those wanting to become farmers can be high. Kimi and Kareno have a five-year lease for the land on No. 2 Road and every decision regarding an investment of their time and money must be carefully made but building a greenhouse was not optional. Having a protected environment where they could grow a high-value, high-yield crop such as tomatoes was a must for their bottom line. Read More

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as good as ten mothers

sweet digz farm steveston richmond bc

Garlic has a long and storied history reaching back into the Old World where Egyptian and Indian cultures were believed to have grown garlic more than 5000 years ago and in China between 2000 and 4000 years ago. The mystic of garlic has endured through the ages because of stories regarding its health and magical qualities for example, how Egyptian labourers building the pyramids were given garlic to increase their strength and to ward off disease. Read More

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a cup of tea and a field of rye

field of rye on the sweet digz organic farm steveston richmond

When you start down a difficult road to do something worth doing, you need family, friends, and people who believe enough to support you in a tangible way. If the dream is universal enough, you can find those people. And sometimes they find you. Read More

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