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Vancouver Backyard Gardener Sells his Produce at the Curb


Jordan sells his home-grown produce from a stand right in front of his home in Vancouver, BC. Every Sunday he harvests herbs, vegetables, fruit and also some eggs, and places them for sale at the end of his driveway. He calls his market stall “Southlands Farm”.

Now what if other backyard gardeners in his neighbourhood brought their extra harvested produce to him to sell. What if there was a Jordan with a table at the foot of a driveway in every neighbourhood in town. These would be true City Farmer’s Markets, Zero-Mile Market Stands.


Think of the colourful designs of each of these small booths, and their wild and wonderful names. People would tell only their best friend about how they found great peppers at ‘Rainbow Glade Farm’ up at the corner of Sasamat and 16th Avenue or a rare pear from another site.

Can’t wait!

Link to Jordan Maynard’s web site, Southlands Farms & Community Market here.

2 comments

1 ilovebluesky { 07.27.08 at 9:40 pm }

Interesting…. I was just thinking about that today!
Are you really allowed chickens in the backyard in Vancouver? That looks like a big yard, not the regular compact city homes…

2 HeatherHillary { 10.09.08 at 8:36 am }

Unfortunately chickens are not allowed in the cities of Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey (OK, if you live on an acre lot you can have one or two), etc… Only Victoria and Richmond (I think) in BC. I live in Surrey, and want to get the Urban Chicken movement heated up around here, please let me know if you would like to join the fight! City Chickens are very popular, legal, and safe in Portland, Seattle, and Victoria already.