Friends of Biota


Hazelmere Organic Farm is nestled within an agricultural sanctuary in South Surrey. Over the 30 years the land has been developed by the King family, the farm has produced 115 types of plants. Naty King has continued with the earth-conscious endeavours she developed with her late husband Gary King. Following traditional methods of top soil management, the farm yields many varieties of organic vegetables and culinary herbs which are sold locally to customers and fine restaurants.



Discovery Organics is an independently owned, Vancouver based produce company that only deals in Organic and Fair Trade produce. They have great relationships and an incredible support network for their growers to continue to grow their produce and their business. They are used in hundreds of Organic, Natural and Fair Trade retailers all across the lower mainland.



Sole Food Farm is a social enterprise that provides urban agriculture employment and training opportunities for Vancouver’s Downtown East Side residents. Using farming as a form of outreach, community residents are trained and employed to install and manage small production farms on leased urban lots. Produce grown from the farms is sold to restaurants, at farmers markets and distributed to community organizations. With few significant food production farms within the city, the project also provides modelling and education opportunity to a population that has little connection to the natural world or to their food sources.