This third generation farm has been operated by the Smith family for over 80 years. They use a natural system of farming which has earned the farm the Certified Organic Producer (#14- 096). The farm is now also SPCA Certified, and certified Salmon Safe.
Read about raising organic, Grass-Fed and Grass-Finished beef and using methods of operation that exceed organic requirements in Edgar Smith’s Own Words.
NATURAL PASTURES BEEF
Private Custom Orders (for Natural Pastures Beef): Limited private orders are available from time to time (full animal orders only). See "Where to Buy".
Broilers, organically raised pasture fed limited private custom availability in Comox-Courtenay only.
Wasabi, wild forest grown and all available is fully purchased.
Cranberries entire supply is marketed as Ocean Spray juice and craisins in local retailers.
"Your farming practices are simply outstanding and we are extremely happy to have you on board."
The Smiths’ holistically create and support a diverse landscape of forest, riparian areas, and grassland which maintain the native integrity of the Upper Little River Basin. The forest is harvested selectively and provides commodities besides timber such as wasabi. Harvesting at a sustainable level ensures the future of this ecosystem. The restored stream habitat supports well over 200, 000 coho, pink and chum salmon, and sea run cut throat fry – now one of the most productive fish habitats on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Little River, and the salmon and trout runs, have recovered to historic levels or greater of natural runs. The Smiths cooperate with the local salmon enhancement society which built and maintains the fish hatchery on the farm at the head of the stream.
The grasslands are the heart of the cattle operation: pastures sustain the Certified Heritage Angus cows year-round. Herds are rotated on a sophisticated system of monitoring plant growth and recovery. The cows are noticeably clean and disease-free. Many of the Smiths’ practices contribute to this, including the raised sawdust “highways” that connect all pastures and winter facilities. No chemical pesticides or herbicides, antibiotics, or growth hormones are used. The Smiths use a far more diverse, yet in-depth, level of knowledge than that needed for conventional farming. The results are evident in healthier, sustainable practices, healthier, happier animals and exemplary foods providing deliciously distinct flavours, nutrition and enjoyment.
Beaver Meadow Farms, Certified Organic Producer #14-096, is certified by the Fraser Valley Organic Producers’ Association for 401 acres of crop production (pasture) and 260 head of livestock (Dairy / Beef).
Our Certified Heritage Angus and Certified organically raised beef herd is completely Grass-Fed, raised and fattened on pasture and grass silage,100% Grass-Finished, and raised in accordance with the exacting requirements for Organic Certification. Note that Natural Pastures Beef uses no supplemental grain feed at all.
The farm is also SPCA Certified, and certified Salmon Safe.
We are a “Conservation Partner” recognizing our ecological farm standards within The Land Conservancy of B.C.
1821-E Anderton Road
Courtenay, Vancouver Island
BC, Canada V9M 4B1
Edgar Smith: email@example.com
Tel. 250 339 2913
Fax. 250 339 4057