Items marketed through VIFP – Potatoes, Cabbages, Broccoli
Farming isn’t a battle against nature, but a partnership with it.It is respecting the basics of nature in action and ensuring that they continue.
– Jeff Koehler (…and Doug Quist)
Respect and admiration of the land, combined with a passion for growing, is what gets the Quist family out of bed and into the fields each morning. Owners Doug & Nancy Quist both grew up as farmers-in-the-making, and even though most of their past was spent in other food production, there was always a special place in their hearts for growing produce. So in 2018, the life-long Cowichan residents partnered with their son and daughter-in-law Neil and Erin Quist, and Cowichan Bay Produce Ltd. was born. Today, three generations pridefully take part in this Island produce operation, with the fourth being prepped as we speak… (it’s totally normal for a child’s first world to be “potato”… right??) The only thing that outweighs this family’s enjoyment of working together is their collective enjoyment of getting their hands dirty in the process! From seeding to storage, the Quist family is proud to be part of food production here on the Island, and look forward to creating healthy eating and healthy lifestyles alike for years to come.