CNF Family Farms: Forrests Organics

Aug 31, 2023

Forrest Nelson is a 2nd generation farmer in Cawston BC, his parents were orchardists & his brother now runs the family orchard.

They are now into 3+ decades as a grower and remains fully committed to Organic Farming and is an active land and water conservationist. CNF has been buying Forrest’s produce for a quarter of a century keeping to our commitment to provide Farm Direct produce for our customers.

Forrest Organics practices regular crop rotations and after the seasons harvest is done, they minimally till so the plant matter can compost back into the soil. After they till, they plant fall rye to build up the pH/nutrient levels and organic matter of the soil until it is time to plant again in the spring.

Forrest brings to market fruits from the family orchard (& some of his own) but has a major focus on ground crops such as Cucumbers, Eggplant, Peppers, Melons & Tomatoes of all varieties, including the highly coveted San Marzano.

We have been very fortunate to work with this 3 acres small independent Certified Organic grower that only sells direct to his Farmers Market customers & us @ CNF!

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