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Welcome to our site, in this section you will find the latest updates from the fields. We will also be announcing new products, where you can find us, and other tidbits that we think might interest you on this page. Please scroll down for our latest posts.

If you look to the right, under Currant Events, you will see our Twitter feed with the latest updates from the farm. You can also follow us on Twitter @SilverRillBerry.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 250.652.5227. We also ask that you give us a call before stopping by the farm so we can serve you better and make sure any products you might be looking for are available.

Art in the Vineyard

Don’t miss your Favourite Farm Girl this weekend at Art in the Vineyard!

Hosted by the Prospect Lake District Community Association this event takes place Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Starling Lane Winery, 5271 Old W Saanich Rd., and features a wide range of vendors including yours truly!

There’s sure to be something for everyone and it promises to be an afternoon of fun you won’t want to miss!

Cherry update

The cherries aren’t quite ready but they are on track for early July. We’ll keep you posted and if you see our red and white cherry signs around Saanichton, then you know the stand is open with these tasty delights.

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The buzz from the field

The bees on the farm have been busy these past several weeks and they’ve also been on the move.

We found them swarming yesterday, the second time this season they’ve decided to take flight. If you’ve ever been in the midst of a swarm it sure is something to see…

 

Don’t worry, the bees were relocated to a new home by our bee keeper Russ Taylor from Silver Rill Corn.

Spring has sprung

It’s spring time and we’re busy on the farm preparing for the next berry season. In the past months we’ve pruned thousands of currant and gooseberry bushes. Now, we’re just finishing cleaning up all of those clippings as the leaves and blossoms begin to pop.

Bee Aware! (free event)

As many of you may be aware, our bee and pollinator populations are in decline. They are starving because there is not enough nectar in the summer months.  If we all work together, we can turn this situation around.  Pollinators are vital to our local food supply.

The Peninsula & Area Agricultural Commission (PAAC) is presenting an information session and workshop on:
“How to Save the Bees” 
This free event takes place at the Saanich Fairgrounds on Monday, Feb. 20.  It is open to all farmers, gardeners, municipal staff and anyone with an interest in preserving our bee and pollinator populations.
Doors Open at 6 p.m., and the programme will start promptly at 6:30.

Christmas in the Manger

Don’t miss your Favourite Farm Girl this weekend at the Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly’s   X Road, for the Christmas in the Manger Craft Fair.
Not only will she have lots of her speciality – Black Currant Concentrate – but there will also be plenty of freshly baked black currant scones and pies. They make a great snack or freeze beautifully for a wonderful breakfast Christmas morning. But that breakfast won’t be complete without some black currant jam and if you want to make sure you’re on Santa’s good list, leave him a splash of Black Currant Concentrate in his milk.
With more than 150 vendors, this craft fair runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Nov. 26 and 27. Admission is $2 (children under 12 are free) and parking is free. Refreshments will be available for purchase and there’s even a children’s play area. For more information go to saanichfair.ca.