Our farming practices follow organic growing principles.  We use composts, manures, and cover crops to build soils and encourage microbial life, that in turn, grow great vegetables.

Open 9-5 Wed - Sat
7911 Island Hwy, Black Creek
Open 9-5 Wed - Sat
7911 Island Hwy, Black Creek
Welcome To Clever Crow Farm
Open 9-5 Wed - Sat
7911 Island Hwy, Black Creek, BC
Phone: 250.465.0448
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About the Farm

Our farming practices follow organic growing principles.  We use composts, manures, and cover crops to build soils and encourage microbial life, that in turn, grow great vegetables.

Our 5 acres is a special place made up of sections of long vegetable garden beds, grasslands with wild flowers, natural forested areas, and a tributary of the Black Creek, which runs along the edge of the back field.  We encourage hedgerows where we have planted fruit trees, elderberries and allow the wild Nootka roses to flourish.  We have put up over 30 birdhouses around the farm and they are thriving with swallows, robins, chickadees, and other wild birds we do not know the names of.  Diversification on your land, of animals, plants, birds, insects, etc, ensures a healthy ecosystem for all.

Upcoming Events

may

23may10:00 am12:00 amPainting en Plein Air with Teresa KnightOutdoor Painting classes are $45

june

27jun10:00 am12:00 pmFlower Arranging with Anne Marie Bowen: "ELOPE"demonstration classes are $45 per person

july

04jul2:00 pm4:00 pmOpa! Greek Cooking Demo with Chef Gaetane Palardycooking demonstrations are $45

05jul2:00 pm4:00 pmGerman cooking with Chef Jon Frasier and Darren. Also a live recording of an episode of The Edible Valley Podcast!Cooking Demonstration class is $45

11jul2:00 pm4:00 pmCooking demo with Carmen and Joe from More Eatery!Demonstration classes are $45

12jul2:00 pm4:00 pmChef Jill from Shorewolf Farm: Mediterranean Delights in the Valleycooking demo classes are $45

18jul10:00 am12:00 pmPainting en Plein Air with Teresa Knightoutdoor painting classes are $45

18jul2:00 pm4:00 pmAsian cooking demo with Tania, owner of Gold Phoenix Asian Foods.cooking demonstrations are $45

20jul2:00 pm4:00 pmCooking demo with Katie Phelan and Beaufort Winery $45 per person

25jul10:00 am12:00 pmFlower Arranging with Anne Marie Bowen "HOUSE FLOWERS"Demonstration classes are $45

27jul2:00 pm4:00 pmAsian cooking demo with Tania, from Gold Phoenix Asian Food.cooking demonstrations are $45

august

08aug10:00 am12:00 pmPainting en Plein Air with Teresa Knightoutdoor painting classes are $45

08aug2:00 pm4:00 pmAsian cooking demo with Tania, from Gold Phoenix Asian Foods.Cooking Demonstrations are $45

16aug2:00 pm4:00 pmChef Jill from Shorewolf Farm cooks!Cooking demos are $45

22aug2:00 pm4:00 pmLebanese and Middle Eastern cooking demo with Chef Gaetane Palardycooking demonstrations are $45

24aug2:00 pm3:00 pmCooking demo with Katie Phelan and Beaufort Winerydemo classes are $45 per person

29aug10:00 am12:00 pmFlower Arranging with Anne Marie Bowen: "Lasting Bounty"Demonstration classes are $45

31aug2:00 pm4:00 pmAsian cooking demo with Tania, from Gold Phoenix Asian Foods.Cooking demonstration classes are $45

Dinner idea: Rice noodles tossed with lots of crunchy veggies like purple cabbage, radishes, carrots, celery, and garlic leeks ( green garlic), and pepitas. The dressing I winged, meaning it chages and isn't perfect yet: red wine vineger, mirin, soy sauce, sugar, lime juice. Ling Cod was breaded with panko (mixed with toasted and ground up hazelnuts, pepitas, sea salt, and some Greek Seasoning.) Asparagus was quickly pan fried in sunflower oil, butter, and sea salt.
a. I keep a large bag of the panko/nut mix in the freezer. Great on chicken too.
b. Wide Rice noodles boil for 6 minutes, then need to be rinsed well with cold water.
c. I didn't make enough dressing. The noodles absorbed most of it before dinner. I would've liked more to toss around, or maybe I just need a better dressing. Lol.
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Salad Greens and Arugula are back at @discoveryfoods in Willow Point and Oyster River. Murray is on the left at his store and Martin is on the right in his. Both stores also sell our spice blends. Thanks @discoveryfoods. for supporting so many local businesses! If you've never shopped at these independant grocery stores, now is the time. ...

Tomorrow and Sunday is our first big Plant sale. 9-5pm. Plenty of variety. Tomatoes, peppers, basil, lettuces, eggplant, fennel, parsley, celery, cabbages, kale, chard, peas, spinach, flowers, and more! If you can, bring a box or bin to put your plants in. We have a new website too. Click the link in the bio to find out more. ...

We closed one hour early today to go swimming in the sea... It was my day 35. @farmer_brian_ 64th swim..But we were really there to cheer on our fellow farmer friend, @pendleton_farm as she did her 100th swim since November. Glad we went today 'cause we got to swim under a rainbow. ...

Seeding has begun. Isn't it pretty? Eek! We will be open in 4 days. Wednesday - Saturday 9-5pm. Here we go! ...

What are your top 3 favourite Clever Crow Spices? ...

You are Awesome. It's true. You are a good human. You are Kind. You lift others up. You let your light shine. We want to know who you are.
If you know someone who deserves a " token of awesomeness" and can tell us why they do, then we want to hear from you. Either tell us right here, send us a dm, or email us at clevercrowfarm@gmail.com.
We can drop off at homes, places of work, or make some other magic happen. If you want to be anonymous, that's super fine too.

**nominations have closed and all gifts have been delivered..we have so many Awesome Humans to celebrate. I loved reading all the glowing accolades you have for one another. We will do this again!.
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December is finally here. It's a little colder, a little darker, but a lot more delicious then November! Bring on the shortbread, toques, gift-giving, and casserole making. Be kind to one another out there. ...

What should we name our mannequin? This beauty was created by @sand_a_rella ...

Poultry seasoning is on special this week...only $5/ pkg. Also, when you purchase one of our whole chickens, we'll give you a free Poultry Seasoning. The Farm store is stocked with lots of Celery, carrots, watercress, Greens, kimchi, squash, yams, Tuna loins from Estevan Tuna Co., bacon & sausages from @raisedrightranch , etc. Wed-fri...9-6pm ...

Rainbows over the farm tonight! It was pouring rain and then suddenly a burst of sunshine and tadaaaa! ...

Need flowers? We have some lovely bouquets here this week from @susanjohnt. $12 each ...

That's a wrap on our 6 part summer series of cooking demos. We are so happy with how they went that we will be offering many more, in 2021. Thank you to @islandgourmettrails , @comox_valley_mushrooms , @beaufortwines , @shorewolffarm , abd @watershed.cookery

Please dm your email address to us if you would like to get the inside scoop on future events on our farm.

If you have an interesting 2 hour class that you would like to teach ( doesn't have to be cooking), please email us your ideas/ proposal so that we can plan for next year.
Clevercrowfarm@gmail.com
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