Heather Hills Farm Non-profit Society
The Heather Hills Farm Society is an angri-tourism organization which promotes sustainablility, local agriculture and outdoor recreation.
The Heather Hills Farm Society was created as a way to keep our lands green forever. Established in the mid 1970’s the Robson family invested in and planted several acres of Scottish Heather. The heather flowers are long lasting and remain open when cut; an attractive attribute for floral designs.
Over the years neighbouring properties were purchased and in the 1980’s the family planted a large hazelnut grove which covered most of the property. When the trees matured and began producing a harvestable yield, it became an ongoing battle with nature. Between pests, diseases and poor soil conditions our family eventually lost the majority of the hazelnut orchard.
After the loss, the family wishing to maintain the uniqueness of the property, decided to turn a portion of the land into a golf course that could be used to sustain the Society and its new undertakings. Construction of the golf course began in 2004.
Today we use the lands unoccupied by the golf course to promote agriculture and sustainability, while using the revenue generated by the golf course to support the Society’s involvement with youth advocacy, youth sports, and community involvement. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to grow in a secure and stable environment, with a healthy life style and a good education. Currently our agricultural program involves several undertakings
We currently produce lamb, heather, hazelnuts and seasonal vegetables; most of which are sold at the Haney Farmers Market or other local stores. We also entered into an agreement with Kruger Paper products to grow hybrid poplar trees for harvesting in order to alleviate pressure from native forests.