Welcome to Helmer's Organic Farm

Seed Potatoes Markets

Our Farm

October 2020

Helmers On-Line Potato Store

Deliveries and pick-ups available in Vancouver and Sea to Sky.

Advance notice of the Sunday November 29th Market at the Farm Stand. Stock up for small bubble holiday meals with several choice Pemberton producers.

The Helmers roadside Farm Stand is located at the farm: 8358 Pemberton Meadows Road. This is about 13km north of the town of Pemberton. We’ll keep it open as long as we can into the winter. 

At the Farm Stand right now we have potatoes, carrots, beets, parsnips, winter squash, pumpkins, and garlic. We accept cash and transfer; card payments on the on-line store.

And new this year, the signature Mixed Variety Box- a delightful melange of several varieties in a reasonably sized box, for $35. Two types of fingerling, Sieglinde, White, Red and Russet.

Potato varieties available: Sieglinde, La Ratte Fingerling, French Fingerling, Yukon Gold, Chieftain, White Rose, Kennebec, Gemstar Russet.

We are attending the Friday afternoon Pemberton Market and plan to attend the winter market in Vancouver at Nat Bailey Stadium.

Our potatoes are also available at Elisa, Cincin, Burdock/Harvest and Les Amis du Fromage in Vancouver, Alta Bistro in Whistler, Eds Bread in Whistler Creakside, Stay Wild in Pemberton and via the Rootdown and Plenty Wild CSA and on-line stores, and the Happi Life Farm Stand located 4km north of Pemberton on the Pemberton Meadows Road.

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our blog. Sometimes we write about the farm and post it here…

Who We Are

circle-sm7We are a family owned and operated farm located in the Seed Potato Capital of North America: the beautiful Pemberton Valley. We have farmed organically since clearing the land and making fields in 1980 and we are the fourth generation of this family to farm in the Pemberton Valley.

What We Grow

circle-sm5We are known as growers of spectacular tasting potatoes. Each one of our up to 18 varieties has been chosen for its own specific taste and cooking characteristic. See our blog and Facebook page for news from the field.

Some of these unique varieties are available in limited quantities as Certified Organic and CFIA certified virus free seed potatoes. Go to our seed potato page for ordering information.

How We Grow

Our farming practices meet or exceed organic certification standards. We also follow Biodynamic methods to further build soil health and fertility. The Biodynamic method of farming encompasses three main principles, these being the application of Biodynamic preparations, recognition of the subtle changes in growing conditions as the earth travels through the cosmos, and striving to make the farm an independent entity requiring minimal inputs (www.biodynamics.com).

When and Where to Find Our Produce

circle-sm1Our award-winning potatoes are available at farmers markets and restaurants of distinction. Seed potatoes are available for shipping and pick-up in early spring. Carrots, celeriac, garlic, honey, squash and other vegetables appear seasonally at the farmers markets. At certain times of the year, such as Slow Food Cycle Sunday and our periodic “farm open house” dates, we invite our customers onto the farm.

Potato Nutrition

circle-sm8They contain protein! Organically grown potatoes can be a healthy meal all on their own. With the skin on they contain protein, more potassium than bananas, and multiple minerals and vitamins. Here in the Pemberton Valley, due to the rich soil and volcanic terroir, our potatoes also contain important and valuable trace elements.

Places

circle-sm10Find our produce seasonally at the following:

Les Amis du Fromage
Farmer’s Apprentice
CinCin
Alta Bistro, Whistler BC
Elisa, Yaletown

Budock and Co. Vancouver