About Rootdown


Simone MacIsaac and Sarah McMillan

Rootdown Organic Farm is a small-scale, organic farm situated in the Pemberton Meadows, British Columbia. Started in 2009, the farm is run by Simone and Sarah who met in 2008 at the UBC Farm at the University of British Columbia in the Sowing Seeds Apprenticeship program.

Surrounded by mountains, the farm is blessed with a flat, fertile valley bottom, bordered on both sides by glacial rivers. Currently the girls have 2 acres of mixed vegetables in production, with  20 rare-breed pigs and laying hens rotated through the fields for the benefit of both the animals and the land.

Rootdown markets their products in Pemberton, Whistler, Squamish and Vancouver at Farmers Markets, to restaurants and through their CSA harvest box program.

What we grow:

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    Annalisa said,

    ummm Gav… it’s McMillan ! (not Mac) quick change it before she notices !! tee hee !

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    Nigel Gray said,

    Looks like fun… I’m jealous!

    You need a blue heeler to fend of those pesky bears… or 3. Check out our new site:

    http://www.macdonald-gray.ca

    C-U Soon… Moo ha ha ah ha

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    christina said,

    hey gav!! dude, this is AWESOME!!!! so so stoked at what you are doing. sounds exactly a dream coming true…. lotsa love and smiles to you and all your growth :)
    in roots and shoots,
    christina

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    Tim Ames said,

    I think you should train your local bears to defend your veggies from pesky dogs, coyotes and racoons.
    Looks like you had a good year.

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    Ed Coate said,

    Hi Simone, wearing the Ecuadorian football shirt we bought together, I don’t doubt (!) – you inspired my first forays into cooking, and here you are growing the food – I salute you!

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    […] soil is unreal, not a rock in sight and so smooth to the touch. We had the privilege of staying at Rootdown Farm, an organic veggie farm started by some previous practicum students. Two very inspiring ladies who […]

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    […] soil is unreal, not a rock in sight and so smooth to the touch. We had the privilege of staying at Rootdown Farm, an organic veggie farm started by some previous practicum students. Two very inspiring ladies who […]


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