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Elk View Acres

Elk View Acres Beekeeper

Elk View Acres is named for the wonderful view of an elk herd. That view is what owners Julia Fisher and Steve Walter see when they wake up every morning. Like the elk, the online marketplace’s newest member sellers are moving steadily through the fields as the season goes.

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Growing up on her parents’ farm, Julia learned an abundance of farming wisdom that continued with her. This wisdom came in handy while she earned a Bachelor of Science degree. Majoring in Biology and Environmental Studies, as well as a Master of Science in Ecology. Julia also continued learning about growing food in the Valley while apprenticing at Cow-op member Lockwood Farm for 2 years. All of her knowledge is reflected in the quality of Elk View Acres’ food!  

Elk View Acres Farmers

Growing using organic methods but not certified, Elk View Acres offers a wide variety of crops. From kale, salads and cukes to potatoes, cabbages, and stunning flower bouquets, they offer something for everyone.

In addition to farm-fresh products, Elk View rents bee hives for pollination and offers fruit juicing services on the farm. As it’s their first year of production, Julia and Steve are working hard to get their farming systems in place.  They continue to learn by experimenting, which is the best way to improve efficiency and find their niche.

Julia and Steve feel fully supported by the community. They are excited to be a part of the strong culture of local food and farming in the Cowichan Region.  They are also excited to sell online every week with Cow-op!

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