Our Farm

Set along the Slocan River in the Selkirk Mountains,
our farm really does feel like it is a Little Piece of Paradise.

Regenerative Farming & Sustainable Farming

Eight acres of land is not a lot for a farm. Vegetable farms need to be much bigger, luckily, herbs are happy in tight fitting spaces. We have about 10 separate fields on our land for growing different types of herbs (Meditteranean, native, an orchard with flowers, raised beds, medicinal, etc); an animal forest where our animals live when they are not grazing existing or new fields; and, a little island. To start growing on new grass covered land we put our goats and sheep, then our pigs, then prepare for planting. This fertilizes and prepares land without using a large tractor (we use a walk-behind tractor) and gives the soil life. We plant and harvest everything by hand.

Keeping a wildlife corridor through the property so that bears, cougars, deer, elk , beavers and more can easily move up the river that we sit on, is an important feature that we keep despite the risk to livestock (who are in their houses at night).

We are in the process of becoming organic and so use non-GMO organic seeds, no chemicals even in our fence posts, only approved organic soil, and process and dry our herbs with equipment that only touches our organic herbs. 

Wildcrafting on our land and leaving enough berries and rose hips for the birds in the winter each year are some more of the practices we use. 

What Clients Say

High quality herbs

I have ordered herbs and teas from many different companies. I was so pleasantly surprised when I received Little Piece of Paradise Farm products.
High quality herbs have vibrant colors and keep their fragrance which is what I received. I am so happy that I finally found someone who can provide me with high quality herbs.

Naz

Etsy Review

Exceptionally high quality product. Great transaction. Highly recommended!

Althaea

Freshest dried herbs

Wow!! I am very grateful to have discovered @paradise_herbs. The herbs were grown in the beautiful Slocan Valley in BC and harvested at their peak.
This is by far one of the freshest dried herbs I have ever ordered. The colours are vibrant and the flavour and smell divine.
My order arrived quickly and shipping is free in Canada! Highly recommend you check them out <3

@elderberryroots

About Us

After years of living in Switzerland, a land rich in herbal culture, and Rob’s experience working on a herb farm there, when we moved (back) to Canada to start farming, we knew there was only one kind of farm we wanted.

Robert was born and raised in Dresden, Germany and Isabelle is a first-generation Belgian-Canadian. We met in Switzerland on a work conference in our previous jobs in Health & Safety. Soon after meeting it was clear we would start a farm, it just took another 3 years to get there.

We live with our 2 children, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 goats, 2 sheep, 14 chickens, 2 roosters, and 3 yearly pigs, surrounded by amazing neighbours in the Slocan Valley.

Farm Practices

Using farm animals instead of a large tractor

On our farm we have a minimum of 2 sheep, 2 goats, 3 pigs, 10-20 chickens, 3 dogs and 2 cats at any time. We rotate our goats and sheep on new land and old to eat down brush and fertilize. After our goats and sheep pass through, our pigs dig up the soil and prepare it for the next crop. Our dogs protect the animals and the house as we allow wildlife, including bears, deer, elk, coyotes and cougars to pass through our land on their way to wherever they want to go. We do have a walk-behind tractor for some tilling and plowing, this had much less impact than a large tractor.

Using WWOOF for help

There is no way we could ever do the amount of work required on our farm alone, especially with small children. We have 2-3 WWOOFers (Wold Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) staying on our farm during the spring/summer and even fall. Keeping a good work schedule but eating well, sleeping comfortably and providing many ways to relax in their down time, we hope that our WWOOFers always enjoy their stay.

On the road to becoming organic

The process of applying to become organic has allowed us to organize our farm and document everything. Every input of manure or compost, every seed that is planted and every herb that is harvested and dried is documented. We follow strict procedures with all persons working to ensure our products are of the best quality and most natural.

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We are already almost sold out of our 2020 Harvest so naturally are increasing our selection and quantity in 2021!
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