10 Acres farm in North Saanich is just 25 kilometres from our downtown restaurants. Our farmers + chefs are in constant contact about weekly deliveries. Whether it’s fresh organic harvest, root cellar veggies, honey from our bees or free range animal products, you’ll see innovative uses of our local products on each restaurant menu.
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 seed and are selected for their outstanding flavours and nutrients, 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.
baby beets, duck eggs, oyster mushrooms, kale, arugula, watercress, baby carrots, chives, new baby potatoes, spring garlic, cauliflower, asparagus, rhubarb, radishes, peas, mint
All animals on the farm are grass pastured; this diet is supplemented with non GMO feed, spent grains and vegetable trim from the kitchen at 10 Acres Bistro, Kitchen + Commons. We currently raise ducks for eggs, as well as turkeys, pigs and ducks for meat.
The orchard has been planted with a range of fruits with varieties suitable for eating fresh or prepared in the 10 Acres kitchens. Once the orchard is in full production, preserves, such as jams, jellies or chutneys, will be made at the 10 Acre restaurants. We’ll have berries again this year, but some crops require patience; it may be another year before we can harvest the stone fruits such as cherries, plums and peaches.
Cherries, plums, lemons, limes, figs, quince, olives, kiwi, strawberries, grapes, pears, apples, apricots, peaches, nectarines, blackcurrant, blueberries, loganberries, marionberries, persimmons, walnuts, hazelnuts.
Our current honey is from the maple and fruit tree nectar flow this spring. Early summer we will have the honey from the cane berries (black/logan/marion/raspberries).
If working as part of team of people inspired by delicious local food, sustainability agriculture, extraordinary hospitality appeals to you, then we want to meet you. Accepting applications for all positions. Recruiting immediately for sous chef & support staff at the Bistro; line cooks, servers & support staff at the Commons; line cooks & support staff at the Kitchen … APPLY TODAY