*Update* October 2nd, 2015: From Farmers’ Market to grocery store shelves– The Vancouver Sun
*Update* June 2014: Chefs love microgreens for more than just flavour– Sustainable Business Magazine
August 6th, 2015: Sky Harvest becomes Canada’s First Certified Organic Urban Farm
With its goal to become the world’s most sustainable city, Vancouver businesses are often leaders in sustainability. The city’s most recent success story involves a small farm called Sky Harvest, which has just become Canada’s first and only certified organic urban farm.
Located in the heart of East Vancouver, Sky Harvest was recently granted organic certification for its small-scale production of microgreens, the popular and tiny fine-dining green. Typically used for garnish and as points of interest, microgreens are packed with more nutrients than their full-grown counterparts and range from the delicate and mild, to the spicy and flavourful.
Sky Harvest has always grown organically but, most recently, set itself apart from competitors by gaining organic certification without realizing what a milestone it would be – Canada’s first certified organic urban farm. Now a leader in the agricultural community, founder Aaron Quesnel hopes that the Sky Harvest story will inspire other farms to follow suit and help drive popularity of local organic food across Canada.
April 17th 2015: You can now find our amazing greens with a few select retail partners – find one near you!
September 9th 2014: Sky Harvest is in the running to be voted BC’s favorite veggie producer! You can vote every day until Sept. 16th: https://weheartlocalawards.ca/info/1102/
July 2nd, 2014: Vancouver’s Urban Agriculture Entrepreneurs – BC Business Magazine
January 28th, 2014: Vancouver urban Ag startup shoots for the sky – Seedstock.com
October 28th, 2013: Sky Harvest is proud to be a sponsor of the 4th annual Vancouver Urban Farmers Society forum and fundraiser November 16th/17th in Vancouver. Free for all, but limited space available.
August 19th 2013: Rooftop farming gains high ground in Montreal – The Globe and Mail
April 4th 2013: Sky Harvest is proud to offer a wide selection of microgreens now available for delivery to local Vancouver restaurants and lucky residents!
February 27th, 2013: Aaron Quesnel on rooftop agriculture – The Ruminant.ca
November 26th, 2012: UPDATE: VOTE NOW – Sky Harvest has been nominated for an additional category in Small Business BC’s Successful You Awards for “Community Impact”. Only 4 days left for voting, so don’t delay.
November 22nd, 2012: Sky Harvest has been selected as one of 6 social enterprises who with pitch to the “dragons” in the “Fish Bowl“ event as part of the Living the New Economy conference on Granville Island, Vancouver.
November 1st, 2012: Sky Harvest has been selected as a Community Business Partner for the UBC Sauder School of Business MM-ECM program