If you were to look up organic farming in the dictionary, you would probably find a picture of George Zebroff. George & Anna Zebroff started Zebroff Farms in the 1970s and were one of the first organic farms in Canada. Their Russian Doukhobor heritage was a tribute and inspiration to farming on their 11 acre farm.
Located in Similkameen Valley, Zebroff Farms is the epitome of whole-farm organic system. George and Anna live almost entirely off the farm and trade for goods that they don’t produce. Which isn’t much, because they grow plenty of high quality products that prescribes to older growing practices foregoing modern high-density production. This includes tree fruits like apples and peaches, as well as tomatoes, onion, garlic, and herbs. They also dry their own fruit and make their own jams.
Community Natural Foods has been partnering with Zebroff Farms for 25 years, visiting the farm each summer for the past 20 years and catching a case of George’s contagious smile.