The Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-operative (GVOFC) is a community of individuals who have come together with the goal of sharing, owning and operating Glen Valley Organic Farm. The Co-operative’s members come from a variety of backgrounds, including conventional and organic farming, education, law, project management, marketing and group facilitation. The Co-operative uses a consensus model of decision-making, ensuring that all members have a voice.
GVOFC stewards 50 acres of fertile loam, woodland, and wetlands plus several homes and outbuildings on our farm just east of Fort Langley, BC on the south shore of the Fraser River. We seek to feed and educate present and future generations by co-operatively holding, stewarding and sustainably farming our land.
At the moment, we have four businesses being run off of the farm – Close to Home Organics and Earth Apple Organic Farm are the organic produce businesses that operate Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) programs and sell at local Farmer’s Markets. Pitchfork Organic Farm, who have operated a CSA in the past, is transitioning in 2016 to a form a seed production business. Helping us with our pollination needs on the farm, we have a shareholder acting as our on farm apiarist and running Mina’s Honey Pot.