Four Beat Farm stewards 15 acres of leased land in the traditional territory of the Lil’wat Nation, just north of the village of Pemberton. With plentiful fresh air, mountain views, and clean water, Pemberton Meadows has a vibrant agricultural community and is known for quality products.
We grow over 35 different vegetables on about four acres. This supplies families in the Sea to Sky and North Shore with fresh produce through our Harvest Shares. We are also regular vendors and strong supporters of our local farmers' market here in Pemberton.
Our entire farm and everything we grow is certified organic. This means no GMOs, no synthetic fertilizers, and that we are inspected every year to make sure we are on track. We are certified by the Biodynamic Agricultural Society of BC (BDASBC 10*500-40). We also employ biodynamic growing practices that focus on soil health and creating regenerative farm systems. We don't do this for the labels. As farmers and stewards of the land while we are here, we choose this because we think it is a responsible way to farm.
Owner-operator Naomi Martz grew up on the West Coast and is constantly amazed by living and farming in such a beautiful place. Naomi sees farming as an excuse to tromp around in the rain, a means of satisfying her appetite for carrots and community, and a way to live well in a changing world. She is also a volunteer board member for the Pemberton Farmers' Market Association and the Pemberton Farmers' Institute.
Also at the helm is a brown farm dog named Keisha. Keisha is consistently ready to chase pesky bears, sample fresh carrots, and nap when there is weeding to be done.
Our Farm Crew
Every year, we have an amazing team of friends, neighbours, employees and volunteers. These are the people who make sure that our crops get seeded, weeded, watered and cared for to ensure a successful harvest. If you are interested in joining our team, get in touch.
Our Draft Horses
Our draft horses are affectionately called “solar tractors” by some (their names are Allis and Ferguson). They provide much of the horsepower in the field while generating valuable compost and lessening reliance on fossil fuels. These gentle giants are a key part of the farm's day-to-day operations and we wouldn't have it any other way. As a Pemberton farm, we are proud to be part of such an amazing community and occasionally our horses even make a visit in town!
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