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Local + Small is Beautiful: The Amazing Missing Goat Farm

 

 

Missing Goat Organic Jam & Blueberry Farm is local organic goodness at it’s best. That’s why we are proud to feature this jam in our Vancouver gift baskets. Although Heather and her family have customers and retailers begging them to grow, these humble folks are keeping their homemade creations small and handmade.  

 

 

 

 

 

We were grateful to have the opportunity to vist the Missing Goat Organic Farm in person. In addition to receiving the gift of some legendary organic blueberries, we we got some fresh organic garlic and met some of Missing Goat’s leading characters: Heather and Lily (mom and daughter) Oliver (the dog), Lola (the chicken) and the Missing Goat…who is apparently still missing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heather told us about how she is maintaining the reality of a family-run homemade business and sustaining a healthy work/life balance. “At one point, our jam was carried in sixty stores throughout B.C. I didn’t like the feeling of losing connection with the people selling my jam. It was never my intention to create a jam empire. I got into this because I love organic farming and making homemade jam,” explained Heather. “That’s why we scaled back to twelve retailers. I like making deliveries in person and staying connected.”

 

 

 

 

This historic sixty-year-old farm entered it’s Missing Goat incarnation thirteen years ago. The blueberry field is nestled within bushes of lavendar, hydrangeas, and weeping willow trees. It all seems like a dream manifested into reality…which isn’t too far from the truth. Heather spent her early twenties watching Eliot Coleman and Martha Stewart. She dreamt of organic farming and finding her own style of homemade artisan creations. Her hard work, succinct vision and clean style have allowed this idyllic dream to become a successful reality. Stay tuned for Heather’s upcoming book!

 

 

 

 

We previously featured the Missing Goat Blueberry Jam in “What Does Mr. Good Eat for Breakfast?”, because we believe that it is an important part of a well-balanced local organic breakfast…and it is something that we honestly eat on a regular basis. Our tireless search for the best local products throughout B.C. allows us to guarantee that we have found the absolute best of the best that exists in B.C.

 

 

 

Missing Goat jam is a small batch artisan masterpiece!