Farmer Friday: Meet Jordan Marr from Unearthed Farms - Fine Veggies & Herbs
A classic photo featuring some of the Okanagan's biggest food and wine stars. (l-r) Dana Ewart, Joy Road Catering, Jordan and Vanessa Marr and winemaker Tyler Harlton. A truly delicious crew - photo is from my photo shoot for The Butcher, The Baker, The Wine & Cheese Maker - In the Okanagan.
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Jordan Marr grows a gorgeous range of organic vegetables and herbs from his farm in Kelowna where he lives with wife Vanessa and little boy Levon.
A top-pick supplier for our top locavore focussed restaurants in the Okanagan, Jordan plants his fields with these local chefs in mind and also offers a weekly veggie program. Check the website for delivery areas.
Jordan's online Unearthed: Weekly Farmers Market allows his CSA (consumer supported agriculture) members to shop online and make weekly orders of his seasonal produce as well some other locally sourced items like fruit, eggs and bread. Customers are also given easy pickup locations to access their weekly box. Jordan’s online market operates from May through October and you can sign up here: unearthedfarm.com/purchase
“I primarily sell my produce to restaurants in the Okanagan, so one way to find it is to support a restaurant that sources locally, but you can also find it at One Big Table in Kelowna, at Paynter's Market in Westbank,” Jordan says.
Modern farmers are working hard to extend the local produce season for their communities by diversifying their crops.
“My goal for next winter is to expand my winter availability by planting other roots (parsnips, rutabagas, celeriac), and investing in some machinery that will allow me to efficiently produce dry beans and — crossed fingers — some milling corn. I'm also expanding my specialty pepper production and hope to have an array of dried pepper products,” Jordan says.
Hooray for Jordan!
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