About our Vendors

 

1. BROTHER NATURE ORGANIC SEEDS. 

Coral Brinck

coralannbrinck@gmail.com

http://www.brothernature.ca/

Certified Organic Vegetables and Herb Seeds. Annual and Perennial seeds and this year Hyacinth.
Our mission is a passionate one. We take great pride in providing our buyers with seeds to plant a complete biodiverse garden, that is healthy, reliable, and eco-friendly and inexpensive. All seed supplied by us is germination tested to ensure the highest possible quality. Quantities stated are generally exceeded by an inverse ratio to germination rates so that you can realize the full potential of the package quantities.
Happy Gardening!

 

2. GOOD EARTH FARMS

Heather Mills and Simon Toole.

http://www.goodearthfarms.ca/

Good Earth Farms – Simon and Heather.

We are Simon Toole and Heather Mills and we have a passion for saving seed and
growing delicious food. All of our seeds are grown by us, open pollinated, untreated
and many are heirlooms. We started our business in 2002 and got our own farm in 2004.
We grow all naturally and are deeply committed to sustainable local growing. We are
thankful to have the opportunity to grow in such a beautiful valley and for the undying
support of our customers.

 

3. GROW MUSHROOMS CANADA.

Paul Gurszki.

mailto:info@growmushroomscanada.ca

Grow Mushrooms Canada is a family-run shiitake mushroom farm based out of Errington BC.   We produce a large variety of “ready to fruit” mushroom grow kits, liquid culture and plug spawn that are shipped across Canada from our online mycological supply store:  www.growmushroomscanada.ca    Visit the resource page on our website to “Learn to Grow” mushrooms.

 

4. FIGS FOR LIFE.

Devmurti Khalsa

devmurti@telus.net

Devmurti and Hari Amrit Khalsa at www.figsforlife.ca are organic growers of radiantly-healthy potted nursery trees for your garden and farm. We specialize in growing over 150 varieties of Hardy Fig Trees. All our large 2-gallon size trees are lovingly grown by us on our farm on Denman Island and are ready to plant into your garden. We sell a large variety of fruit, nut, medicinal and permaculture-oriented trees and shrubs, such as: Gingko, Hazelnut, Raison Tree, Gooseberry, Dutch Honeysuckle, Seedless Grape, Jasmine, Italian Stone Pine Nut, Giant Sequoia and many others.

 

 

5.THE GOOD EARTH CO.

Ron Berezan

theurbanfarmer@shaw.ca

The Good Earth Co.sells bagged biochar – a specialized form of crushed charcoal inoculated with beneficial soil microbes and charged with organic nutrients. Biochar nurtures long term soil fertility, improves soil tilth, sequesters carbon and is made from any waste woody material. We make our biochar in Powell River from 100% local inputs. Biochar is an excellent addition to seeding mixes and for spring planting. Our biochar is sold in 4 litre and 24 litre compostable bags.

6. FULL CIRCLE SEEDS.

mary johnson

mary@almfarms.org

http://www.fullcircleseeds.com/

Certified organic vegetable, herb, flower seeds and seed potatoes

 

7.BACKYARD BOTANICAL.

Cathie Moulton

seaem@live.ca

My name is Cathy Moulton and I have lived in Merville BC for over 30 years.  I have been gardening all of my life and a couple of years ago decided to turn my love of gardening into my employment.  I grow mostly culinary herbs but have plans to expand into medicinal tea herbs over time. I also sell spring vegetable plants and tomato baskets.  My plants are all grown responsibly without use of chemicals.  You can find me at  local farm markets such as Comox Valley Farmers Market, Pier Street Market in Campbell River and The Merville Hall Gumboot Market in Merville throughout the spring and summer.

8. SWEET ROCK FARM.

Sal Dominelli

saldominelli@gmail.com

Sweet Rock Farm is Sal Dominelli, Ila Patel and their family.  They grow open pollinated, non-gmo seed, organically, with care and attention to detail.  Many, but not all varieties are heirlooms.  All seed is grown by them and a trusted friend, a retired certified-organic farmer from the Fraser Valley.  Sal has been a seed grower for 15 years, and came to it as a market gardener and as someone who grows a serious amount of his family’s food.  Ila focuses more on the care of their sheep, chickens, and our horse.  Sal spends his time growing vegetables for sale and for seed, keeping bees, and tending the numerous heirloom fruit trees around the property.

 

9. TREE-EATER FARM AND NURSERY.

treeeaterfarmandnursery@gmail.com

Peter Janes sells edible nursery stock: Fruit trees, nut trees, berry bushes and fruiting vines.

Peter  specializes in unusual varieties: persimmons, goumi, elder, hazel, mulberry, etc

10. Vancouver Island Master Gardener’s Assc.

Mark Fleming

markfleming@shaw.ca

http://www.mgabc.org/

Once again the Master Gardeners look forward to volunteer our services to man an information clinic table at Seedy Saturday to meet and answer gardening questions from the attendees of Seedy Saturday.

Do you have a Planting or Gardening Question?   Vancouver Island Master Gardeners – “your community gardening resource ” are eager to help you get your seeds and plants off to a successful start and satisfied harvest. The Master Gardeners are pleased to offer information and answers to home gardeners of all ages and experience regarding plants, veggies, berries, shrubs, trees, planting, soils, composting, plant ID, pruning, propagation, weeds, pest/disease and their controls while emphasizing environmentally responsible gardening practices. Ask us about the Master Gardener’s Program offered at Vancouver Island University or visit “www.mgabc.org

 

11. SPEEDBIN COMPOSTERS.
Joyce McMenamon.
compost@speedibin.com

Joyce and the Speedbin

12. RAVENSONG SEEDS / FIREWEED FARM.

Jessey Delleman

orders@ravensongseeds.com

http://www.ravensongseeds.com/

“Ravensong Seeds is a small seed business located on the Saanich Peninsula near Victoria BC Canada. We grow all of our seeds organically without the use of pesticides, chemicals, or GMOs. We specialize in medicinal herbs, with a selection of culinary herbs, veggies, garlic native plants, flowers, and enthnobotanicals. All of our varieties are also open-pollinated, which means they are true species from which you can save your own seeds in your home gardens.
Ravensong seeds are grown in our home farm location at Fireweed Farm & School (fireweedschool.com) in the village of Brentwood Bay. At Fireweed Farm you will find our main seed-saving and demonstration garden with a collection of over 200 different herb varieties, a small farm shop, and seasonal workshops on herbal medicine. We also produce a line of high quality herbal products with the herbs we grow under the name Miss Mullein’s Herbals.

 

13. Y GRIP GARDEN TOOL LTD.

Paul Carr

pauljcarr@shaw.ca

http://www.ygrip.ca/garden_tool_trowel.html

14. SALT SPRING SEEDS.

Dan Jason

dan@saltspringseeds.com

Dan Jason

Since 1988 we’ve been supplying seeds to farmers and gardeners, promoting organic growing, and encouraging people to save their own seed. We carry lots of very special grains, beans, vegetables, herbs and flowers.

All our seeds are untreated, open-pollinated and non-GMO. We grow all our own seeds and sell only our most recent harvest.

15. SALT SPRING SPROUTS AND MUSHROOMS.

Jacob Cooper

sssprouts@gmail.com

Salt Spring Sprouts and Mushrooms grows a vast array of fresh, aeroponically produced sprouts, micro greens and mushrooms. We use certified organic seed and mushroom substrate to service gourmet restaurants, grocery stores, and several farmers’ markets on Southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. All our products are grown and processed in VIHA and CFIA certified facilities and harvested fresh for deliveries and markets.

16. CANADIAN SCHOOL OF NATURAL NUTRITION.

Eric Veale

ericveale@shaw.ca

The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Vancouver Island has 2 classroom locations on the island – our original one in Nanaimo and new location in Victoria – enabling students from all over the Island and Gulf Islands to access Canada’s premier education in holistic nutrition.
Dedicated to promoting health and wellness through natural nutrition, we offer a comprehensive diploma program that integrates a deep knowledge of the healing and preventive properties of food, science, the body/mind/spirit connection, and the environment. Our approach is holistic, blending practical knowledge with hands-on experience in a supportive, student-centered learning environment.
We provide day (one-year) and evening (two year) programs – all of which lead to the same R.H.N. designation with accompanying professional title, Registered Holistic Nutritionist™, and offer the same high standard of teaching and academic support. Additionally, we offer holistic culinary workshops that will lead to a Culinary Certificate upon completion of all sessions (Please see csnn.ca/vancouverisland)

17. GARDEN LORE

Joan Wynden

gardenlore@gmail.com

Joan Wynden, a Master Gardener and Permaculture Designer, can’t seem to stop producing new plants, and now calls herself a plant midwife. Featuring deer resistant and drought tolerant perennials, Garden Lore, celebrates the wonders of nature with a selection of the unique and unusual, the beautiful and the bizarre. Additionally she offers organically grown early veggie starts and herbs.

18. OMEGA BLUE FARMS.

Wayne Osborne

OmegaBlueFarms@gmail.com

Omega Blue Farms was started 15 years ago and is a heritage animal and heirloom plant conservation farm. The animal and plant varieties we utilize are maintained, restored, and improved using traditional breeding and organic practices.

19. BC ECO-SEED CO-OP.

Robin Sturley

bcseedcoop@gmail.com

https://www.bcecoseedcoop.com/

We’re a producers’ co-operative committed to vegetable, herb, grain, flower, and cover crop seed that is ecologically grown, open-pollinated, regionally adapted, held in the public domain, and GE- free. Our mission is to increase the quantity and improve the quality of ecological and organic seed grown in BC. We currently are 14 members, all small-scale farmers growing truly local seed for our communities. We are all production farmers who grow 100% of the seed we sell, this transparency is very important to farmers, gardeners, customers and the community and appreciate highlighting vendor transparency about growing seed that is for sale at events. Thank you!

20. LACAR ENTERPRISES.

Larry Church.

lacarent@gmail.com

I have been raising Mason Bees for 15 years 11 of those years here in the valley. I have taught classes in the local school district, Lush Valley, Creekside Common and at Seedy Saturday in the Comox Valley and Qualicum Beach. All the bees boxes are made by me with only recycled repurposed wood.

21. COASTAL INVASIVE SPECIES COMMITTEE.

Donald Hare

donhare@coastalisc.com

https://www.coastalisc.com/

22. COMOX VALLEY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION.

Jen Dilfer

jen.dilfer@hotmail.com

23. DISCOVERY GREEN HOUSES.

Jane West

jane@discoverygreenhouses.ca

http://discoverygreenhouses.ca

24. NEEMESIS.

Summer Joy

gardenersgreenfolk@gmail.com

I sell Green Man garden ornaments and homemade wooden garden trugs. Also a product called Neemesis, which I developed and tested over several years, and make myself. It is a garden spray made from a variety of essential oils, and it is completely non-toxic to breathe or eat. It effectively kills all kinds of garden pests from aphids to spider mites, and is anti-fungal as well.

25. CV PROJECT WATERSHED SOCIETY.

Caila Holbrook

info@kuskussum.ca

Project Watershed is an environmental non profit that focuses on local stewardship issues. Their most recent and ambitious initiative is the acquisition and restoration of Kus-kus-sum (the old Field Sawmill). Stop by to learn more and support this active organization.

26. GARDENS ON ANDERTON.

Jackie Holt

http://www.gardensonanderton.org

The Gardens on Anderton is a non profit organization which operates a beautiful two acre garden featuring flower gardens, beautiful trees and shrubs,a labyrinth, a butterfly garden, a meditation garden, and rental of allotments. We also have an area for our green thumb gardening club to garden in a raised bed area, and a secure walking loop.
We feature a variety of activities that are open to the public like music events, a Downton Abbey Tea, and opportunity for private events such as weddings, celebrations of life and other social events for various groups and organizations.
We offer an opportunity for members of the public to get involved as volunteers to keep the gardens looking beautiful, as well as assisting with events planning and delivery. It is a fun organization that fosters sharing and caring for the gardens and for our volunteers.

27.BATES BEACH FARM.

Grace Obal

obal.gd@gmail.com

Bates Beach Farm grows fruit and vegetables using all natural ingredients. We have been a vendor at CVFM and several other local markets for a decade. We also provide our produce to local restaurants in the Comox Valley and Natural Food Stores.

28. BUGS WITH BENEFITS.

Debbie foster

bugswithbenefits@gmail.com

https://bugswithbenefits.ca/

29. DENMAN ISLAND HERITAGE APPLE TREES.

Kate Janeway

apples@thepotager.net

http://www.denmanapple.ca

A selection of heritage apple tree varieties sold as bare-root, 1 and 2 year old whips. Varieties include traditional French and English cider apple trees, as well as heirloom dessert types.

30. INNISFREE BOTANIC GARDEN

Thierry Vrain

thierryv@telus.net

31. The blueberry man.

32. CV HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.

33. CV SEED BANK

34. SEEDS OF DIVERSITY.

35. WORLD COMMUNITY.

Don Munroe

donm203@gmail.com

http://www.worldcommunity.ca