Welcome to Canadian Acres, a 160-acre farm & homestead on the banks of the Peace River in Charlie Lake, BC. We raise pastured pork and mountain horses, using the power of our animals to keep our soil and ecosystem healthy and flourishing. We grow fruits and vegetables in our one acre no-till market garden and create small-batch gourmet canned goods and wild foraged and crafted skin care. We also teach gardening classes and workshops and strive to inspire everyone to grow their own food, no matter where they live.
I am an avid gardener and a certified Permaculture Designer, my husband is an Environmental Scientist and Professional Agrologist, so we have been on this path for quite some time. We produce our food using organic, natural and permaculture guided practices as well as harvesting and foraging off of the lands in the Peace Valley. We wholeheartedly believe that everyone should eat as local as possible, and we’re here to help!
Clay and I met back in 2009, fell madly in love and got married in 2012. After living and working a very city corporate lifestyle in Anchorage, Alaska, we were gifted 160 acres of farmland by his family for our wedding present. (Hell yeah) So we packed up the horse trailer and headed south to Canada. The farmer won out, I said GOODBYE to city glam girl life (eat your heart out Ava Gabor) and I have been living my very own Green Acres adventure for the past seven years. The blog came first – mostly to document the learning, the laughter and the heartache of building a new life and homestead- and the farm is slowly coming together as we learn how to best care for our land, our young family, our animals and ourselves in this age of disconnection with food and nature.
Thank you so much for joining us and for eating, shopping and supporting all things local and farm fresh. We’re so glad you’re here.
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