Open Farm Day
sunday, september 15, 2013
Artbeat Studio and Studio Central are pleased to present a Garden Art Exhibit at Open Farm Day!
R.O.C. & the Fern Orchard and Gardens
Location: Lowe Farm
Contact: Jodi Griffith and Eric Gluck / 204-746-8830 / www.rocf.ca
Hours: 12 noon to 5PM
Type: Organic Fruit & Vegetables / Conventional Grain
- tours at 1PM and 3PM
- visit out young fruit orchard, learn about CSA farms, see a food preservation demonstration, share ideas about local food, sustainability and Permaculture
- fresh, in season vegetables and baked goods available for purchase
- garden art exhibit by Artbeat Studio, Inc.
Directions: 2.4 km (1.5 miles) North of Lowe Farm on PR 332, second driveway
GPS: N 49 37 69.919 W 97 59 50.490
Click here to read an article about R.O.C. & the Fern Orchard and Gardens!
Jodi Griffith and Eric Gluck may farm for different reasons, but they share a love of the land they care for just north of Lowe Farm, where they grow organically-certified fruit and vegetables, as well as, pulse and cereal crops. Having grown up on the same property, Eric’s memories illustrate the dramatic changes family farming has gone through in his lifetime of thirty-six years: â€œWhen we farmed, there used to be a farmer on almost every half-section – we could all see each other across the road. Now, where there were six farms, there is only one.â€ His dad, who grows 1800 acres of crops in partnership with Eric, reflected as well: â€œyou could see a light on each field – now, when you’re out there, you’re on your own.â€