The Sorrento Centre Farm is eight acres of field and forest located just 2 km west of the main campus of the Sorrento Centre. Travel west along the TransCanada Highway to Coubeaux Road, then turn north. We're visible from the main highway, just at the intersection with Armentieres.
During the summer and fall, as we harvest, we are offering farm gate sales. The produce on offer varies depending on the harvest. Stop by on Thursday or Friday from 9 to 11 am - and check the sign on the highway for the produce that is available that week.
Farmer Gwen and our farm hands are always ready to introduce you to wonderful, locally grown food.
**Find recipes from Farmer Gwen by clicking on the link above... **
Our farm is:
* a place of bounty: We use natural farming methods to produce a bounty of nutritious food for our kitchen and for the surrounding community.
* a place of learning: We teach the basics of soil and water management, seeding and planting and harvesting; as well as seeking to better understand our natural and spiritual relationship to the land.
* a growing place: plans for a big new greenhouse are taking shape in the spring of 2019, and we aim to restore the beautiful century-old log barn on the site as a community learning centre.
* a place where work and worship come together in prayer-in-action. As the mystic Julian of Norwich has said:
"Be a gardener. Dig a ditch, toil and sweat and turn the earth upside down and seek the deepness and water the plants in time. Continue this labor and make sweet floods to run and noble and abundant fruits to spring. Take this food and drink and carry it to God as your true worship."
The Sorrento Centre Farm is an education program and a working vegetable and fruit farm. The farm program began in late 2008 when Mary Rawson donated her 8-acre farm property to the Sorrento Centre. This beautiful farm was the original Coubeaux family homestead. It is just a 5-minute walk from the lake and includes a mature cottonwood forest as well as several very old Douglas fir trees, a cherry orchard and a heritage Finnish tongue and groove cedar barn that is the oldest structure in the Sorrento area.