From The Farm
What's In Season
We are inspired to grow a range of different foods at 10 Acres Farm – some familiar, some new, always unique and nutritious. Our vegetables are mainly grown from heirloom seeds and are selected for their outstanding flavours and nutrient value, their suitability to our West Coast climate, and visual appeal. When possible, we source from small Canadian seed businesses, from varieties that have passed through family generations.
FRESH & ON THE MENU
Quince, pear, beets, celeriac, winter squash, preserved sweet peppers, herbs, walnuts, parsnip, kale, leeks, onion, garlic, pasture raised pork.
Orchard & Bees
Our orchard has been planted with a range of fruits and nut varieites suitable for preparation in our restaurants. During late summer preserves such as jams, jellies or chutneys are made. Ripe fruit is made into housemade ice cream at the Kitchen and berries and melons form the basis of our dessert menu and creative cocktails.
BEES & HONEY
Our bees work hard to pollinate our fruit trees and flowers gathering nectar from spring maple flow and cane berries and flowers throughout the summer.
ORCHARD & VINES
Cherries, plums, lemons, limes, figs, quince, olives, kiwis, grapes, strawberries, tayberries, apples, marionberries, blueberries, peaches, blackberries, raspberries, apricots, loganberries, peaches, blackcurrant, pears, persimmons, walnuts & hazelnuts
All animals on the farm are grass pastured; this diet is supplemented with non GMO feed, spent grains from Swan’s Brewpub and vegetable trim from the kitchens at 10 Acres Bistro, Kitchen + Commons.
Our livestock breeds are selected using the same criteria as our crops. We choose to raise heritage breed animals who are suited to an outdoor life where foraging is their natural instinct. Their varied diet ensures a healthy animal and the very best texture and flavour to the end product. Our animals may not grow the biggest or fastest, but we believe it is the ethical choice.
WE CURRENTLY RAISE
turkeys, heritage breed Ossabaw Island hogs and Pekin ducks for meat; although we have reared a range of healthy happy animals over the years.