Planting, growing,harvesting and now preserving allows us to share the products of the farmstead almost year around.
RR7 focus is oyster mushroom logs. We only sell logs after the first flush of mushrooms. Removing the wait of 1 or 2 years, our logs will flush again whenever conditions are the same as the date of their first flush. Ensuring an enjoyable experience of watching your log produce mushrooms every year right from the start.
Despite our small size, we are big on garlic at RR7 Farmstead. We harvest thousands of heads of Softneck and Hardneck Garlic annually.We take tremendous pride in bringing the best garlic cultivars to our customers.
# We are very proud of this years braids.
No famstead exists without a community to support it. We enjoy and appreciate your support. We are moving towards growing and preserving food so our efforts reward us throughtout the 4 seasons. Our gate is open and we have started a promgram we call friends of the farmstead.
Thank you from Kelly and Dale, enjoying and cherishing our friendships
RR7 Farmstead is located on the sunny southern ridge of Mount Elphinstone in beautiful Gibsons, British Columbia. RR7 supports local food sustainability through ethical sourcing, production, and distribution. We promote healthy living by providing the best quality food that nature can provide.
The upcoming growing year marks 7 years of growing on this beautiful ridge of Mount Elphinstone and for us, it has been an incredible experience; not just from the many learnings this land, which we hold in sacred regard, has provided us but for the amazing shared fellowship of the wonderful communities around us. While it may seem easy to take it for granted or to allow the circumstances of the last few years to lessen our enthusiasm, the exact opposite has happened and we find the tethers to this community and this place even stronger than ever and it is time to take the time, to move forward in celebratory gratitude and to do more for the land, more for our community and more for our souls.
Growing is only part of a sustainable circle of life and this year we will be doing more with less, reducing our consumption of regional supplied water, reducing our consumption of single-use packing including finding more uses for it, growing single cultivars to collect seeds for all our vegetables, fruits and flowers, expanding the growing season for local availability and taking that next step to make more of what we use. While you have seen examples of that over the years – broom making, baking, stamping, fine art, and lots of other crafts, what is new is that is the realization that expressing core values is more of a priority more than ever. We have enjoyed experimenting and looking for better-tasting cultivars and now we just want to grow the one we love the most so that you can take seeds from our heirloom vegetables and have the same delicious outcome from those seeds.
This is an extraordinary place with compassionate, smart, and kind people who put their talents and time to making the Sunshine Coast what it is and we continue to be inspired by you all – customers, fellow growers & food producers, artisans of all types, shop keepers, great folks at local veterinarians, neighbors….and so many more. It is the start of a new phase and we are excited to share it with you through videos, blogs, pictures, art and of course, here at the Farmstead through the months ahead. We look forward to this year, unlike any before, and most of all, we invite you to share it with us.s.
Our growing standards far exceed certified organic growing practices. We are not just growers but rather environmental permaculture stewards of a beautiful and sacred land that we are blessed to call home.
We cherish the lessons of our heritage and encourage our customers to step back in time with us as we honour our families by growing and sharing their lessons with our community.
Growing to the capacity of our land while also growing what is most suitable to the conditions, enables us to have a plethora of delicious produce that we are proud to make available for our neighbours to buy.
Amazing fresh produce! They always go out of their way to make sure that they have veggies for you and are willing to work with your budget. Very nice owners! Will be a forever client.
– Coral, Gibsons, BC.
Tomatoes and oregano make it Italion; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian;m lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soyu sauce makes it Chinese; Garlic makes it good
– Alice May Brock (of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ fame)
People who love to eat are the best people.
– Julia Child
Of all mushrooms commonly consumed, oyster mushrooms in the genus Pleurotus stand out as exceptional allies for improving human and environmental health . These mushrooms enjoy a terrific reputation as the easiest to cultivate, richly nutritious and medicinally supportive.
– Paul Stamets
Our hens are laying
Time has passed and the tiny little chicks are now hens. Chicks have their own needs but with warm water and a soft cloth, we got through the pasty butt and clump toe. Both were exacerbated by a 6-hour wait in the ferry lineup. Welcome to the coast eh? We ordered 20...
To biuld a nice loking coop means starting right from the foundatioon. We removed all the top soil exposing the clayi & gravel subsoil. Reusing triple 2 x 6 presure treated skids we soon were nailing walls.We stood the frame up and then we were building the 6...
growing oyster mushrooms
Oyster mushrooms at winter solstice are one of midwinters almost magical things. Like apples, mushrooms leave me thinking " from a tree, really! from a tree. The world around me froths with different mushrooms and I am fortunate to be able to grow some.here on mount...
RR7 Farmstead is located on the sunny southern ridge of Mount Elphinstone in beautiful Gibsons, British Columbia. RR7 supports local food sustainability through ethical sourcing, production, and distribution. We promote healthy living by providing the best quality food that nature can provide..