Puddle Produce started like many new, young farmers these days: on a bike!
Relocating from Victoria, BC, Puddle Produce launched in March of 2013 as a lease-based, multi-locational urban farm operation. That season, Puddle Produce started with 4,500 square feet of yard space within Williams Lake city limits and converted it all to productive garden beds.
Then 2016 was a big year for Puddle Produce: we wanted to expand our offerings and transform a rural property into a super-productive, sustainable farm so we relocated to a 70 acre property north of Williams Lake.
In 2020, Puddle Produce Farm obtained organic certification (NOOA cert. #04-353).
As of 2021, we have a 70 member weekly box program that continues to grow, we attend 2 farmers' markets in Williams Lake from May to October (Friday and Tuesday), and sell to Long Table Grocery in Quesnel almost every week in the summer.
We also employ 3-4 seasonal farm staff full time from May through October, and host yummy farm dinners whenever possible!
To provide a healthy, local, organic, & diverse alternative to our only other sources of food. We want to grow as much of this food for as many people as possible in our community, at fair prices that can support educational and satisfying farm jobs for seasonal employees in a sector that is the future of farming. We want to make buying local the easy choice, by providing as much convenience as possible, and creating value in the form of the highest quality produce available. We want to do all of this while living a healthy, humble, and honest life, and giving back to those around us.