First Generation Organics is a small-scale organic farm located on Tsawwassen First Nations land in Tsawwassen, British Columbia. The farm is run by Katherine Vreugde, Janine van Fram and Nancy Prober who are all first generation farmers that met in 2017 at Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Farm School Program.
The food we grow and sell comes from our labour and expertise, but most importantly from the rich soils of the Tsawwassen territory. As settlers on Coast Salish lands, we acknowledge the relationship between Tsawwassen people and this land since time immemorial. We are honoured to receive support and guidance from the Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School - a partnership between Tsawwassen First Nation and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Our farm name "First Generation Organics" is reflective of our own personal paths into the realm of agriculture. We acknowledge all past generations, especially the Coast Salish people, who have tended this land before we established our farm business.
As consumers we believe in the value of locally grown, highly nutritious, unprocessed food, and as farmers we are passionate about bringing fresh, organic, local vegetables and flowers to our community. We strongly believe in growing organic, to improve the land and leave it healthier for future generations. We value continuous learning, sustainable practices and work-life balance. It is our mission to operate a small-scale organic market garden that maintains a high level of integrity to promote biodiversity both on and off the farm.
First Generation Organics is located on the Tsawwassen Farm School farm and is certified organic through the BC Association for Regenerative Agriculture (BCARA).
Learn more about BCARA here.