We are a family farm located on Westham Island, close to the town of Ladner, BC. We sell our bounty at local Farmers Markets, to local restaurants, through our Farm Stand and through our CSA. We cultivate seventeen acres of mixed vegetables and flowers and have a pasture based poultry operation. All of our produce and eggs are Certified Organic with FVOPA.
Lydia is the owner of Cropthorne Farm and has always had a passion for farming. She obtained her BSc in Agriculture out on the prairies and after a few years of working on various farms throughout Alberta and BC, she moved home to start her own farm in 2009. She is currently involved with the Delta Farmers Institute, the Lower Mainland Horticultural Improvement Association and sits on the Agricultural Advisory Committee for the Municipality of Delta. In 2014 she won BC’s Outstanding Young Farmer award.
Lydia manages the day to day operations at the farm. Her partner Dave, who works off the farm as a wildlife biologist, happily gets wrangled into any farm work on his days off, especially if it involves running the tractors. Their daughter, Freyja, arrived in 2016, just after the spring field work was done and son, Gus arrived in early 2019 amid seed ordering and crop planning.
Rachel is the resident farmer-florist and owner of River and Sea Flowers. She sells to many local florists and is the gal to talk to if you are looking for seasonal, local flowers for an upcoming wedding or other special event. Rachel is also a busy mum to daughters Isla and Adelaide. Husband John, who works off the farm, lends a helping hand with his great carpentry skills and makes the most amazing squash and caramelized onion pizza.
Our parents, Sarah and David, run the pastured poultry and grain portion of the farm. While they both are still quite busy, we get all sorts of help from them from watching the grandkids, to tractor driving and above all they have been great mentors and have passed on the passion for agriculture.
Our brother, Nick loves exploring the coastal mountains in and around his home of Squamish. He’s very much a welcomed sight when he’s back at the farm and has helped out a lot over the years but his heart keeps him in the mountains.
We also employ both full time and seasonal staff, without these dedicated members of the farm, all of this would not be possible. Their hardwork, dedication, and care makes Cropthorne Farm what it is. Our amazing field crew of 2019, who weed, harvest, wash up all the vegetables and everything in between are: Simon, Crysta, Miguel, Mathilde, Arturo, Isabelle, Taryn, Adan, Sylvia, Jenna, and Bruno.
Interested in being a part of our crew? Check out our employment page.
Many of the photos on our site are courtesy of our friend, Melissa Quantz. She is an amazing photographer whose work can be found at The Bounty Hunter
email: info (at) cropthornefarm (dot) com
mail: 4362 Tamboline Road Delta BC V4K 3N2