Fierce Love Farm might be small-scale, but it grows its food and flowers with a whole lot of heart. First-generation farmers Erin and Jon are passionate about natural farming and food sovereignty and produce all their vegetables, berries, and flowers following organic practices. That means no pesticides, low-tillage, cover cropping, and vibrant flowers to encourage pollinators to stop by!
After leasing land in Saanich, Victoria, the couple has recently moved Fierce Love Farm to four acres of land in the heart of Qualicum Beach on Qualicum First Nation territory. The coastal area allows for nearly year-round growing, but unheated hoop houses help heat-loving crops along when things get chilly. Fierce Love is all about quality over quantity, and Erin and Jon have carefully selected crops for their performance and taste. Setting up shop on new land is a tremendous amount of work involving love and devotion.
While the farmers get to know their soil and work to regenerate it after years of conventional practices, the Fierce Love Farm CSA program has been put on hold for the foreseeable future. However, Fierce Love Farm produce will be available at the Qualicum Beach Farmer’s Market beginning in May, and the couple will set up an on-site farm stand soon. Customers can look forward to enjoying food as nutritious as it is delicious.