News


For the most up to date photos and news about our farm, plus links to articles about food sustainability and agriculture, please visit our Facebook page: Parry Bay Sheep Farm.


2016 Vancouver Island Feast of Fields

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in News

We’re happy to be the host of the 2016 Vancouver Island Feast of Fields to be held at our Glengarry Farm location on Taylor Rd. on August 28th. For tickets and information visit www.feastoffields.com/vancouver-island/.

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Find us on Facebook

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in News

For the most up to date photos and news about our farm, plus links to articles about food sustainability and agriculture, please visit our Facebook page: Parry Bay Sheep Farm. (The link is https://www.facebook.com/parrybaysheepfarm?ref=hl)

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Don Genova’s blog

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in News

For those of you who might have missed Don Genova’s local lamb segment on All Points West this afternoon, here is a link to his blog, which summarizes what he said. Looks like some good recipes there, too! http://blog.dongenova.com/

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Facebook link

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in News

For those of you visiting our website for the first time, welcome! We hope you find the information and recipes here useful and entertaining. We also have a Facebook page for Parry Bay Sheep Farm, which contains more up-to-date information about what is happening on the farm, and links to articles about farming and food sustainability which we’ve found interesting and would like to share. We also frequently update the Facebook page with new photos from our fields and barns, so please check out that page as well as this one. The link...

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New Farm Market hours

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in News

For the month of March we have been opening our market on Saturdays as well as Sundays, as we transition to having it open ONLY on Saturdays. In March we will be open Saturdays from 12:00 – 2:00 and on Sundays from 11:00 – 1:00 then starting in April we will be open only on Saturdays, from 12:00 – 3:00. The market is at 4198 Stillmeadow Road, in Metchosin. Hope to see you there!

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Peter Ladner’s blog post from Feb. 15th.

Posted by on Feb 16, 2013 in News

I always enjoy reading Peter Ladner’s blog, which can be found at http://urbanfoodrevolution.com/ I thought his post from Feb. 15 was particularly interesting. It comments on the fact that the average American spends more on transportation than food, and Canadians spend even more on transportation ($10, 452/yr average. Sad, but true. I’ve read that in 1950, Americans spent about 27% of their income on food and by 2008 it had dropped to 10%. I suspect it may be even less now with the blossoming of big box stores getting into the...

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Facebook

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in News

For frequent updates on what’s happening on the farm, check our Facebook page. Small day-to-day farm events get posted there, as well as some interesting articles and photos. We update it much more frequently than we do the webpage. You can find us at Parry Bay Sheep Farm: http://www.facebook.com/parrybaysheepfarm?ref=hl Please “like” us – we’d love to get past 200 likes!

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Quinoa exports and farmers in Peru and Bolivia – hardship or not?

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in News

I have been reading quite a bit lately about how exports of quinoa and its inflated price have been making it difficult for small farmers in Bolivia and Peru to be able to afford this staple grain themselves. I accepted that this was true until I read Doug Saunders’ article on this subject: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/doug-saunders-killer-quinoa-time-to-debunk-these-urban-food-myths/article7536845/ Fascinating! (Be sure to read the comments people have posted about the article, too, as they include a lot of...

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Island Chefs Collaborative Food Fest

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in News

We’re looking forward to attending the upcoming Island Chefs Collaborative Food Fest at Fort Rodd Hill, this Sunday from noon until 4:00.  Some of the best chefs on the West Coast will be strutting their stuff there.  Parry Bay and Stillmeadow farms will be sharing a booth with “The Whole Beast Artisan Salumeria” and “The Village Butcher”, both of whom feature our farm products.  Come say hi, and hear about what’s happening on our farms right now and what’s new with our farm store.  We will also be...

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