From 2008-2015, Makaria Farm fed food-loving folks in Victoria, the Cowichan and Nanaimo.
In late 2014, farmer Brock was diagnosed with kidney cancer. In June of 2015 we learned that the cancer is extremely aggressive: he has stage 4 renal cell carcinoma. This is a terminal form of cancer. There is no known cure and no realistic hope of remission. Gradually, Brock and I (Heather) realized that farming was no longer possible for our family.
Brock is now undergoing treatment that we hope will slow the growth and spread of the tumours. We are creating a new, stress-free life full of books and good food and quality family & friend time. (And more books.)
Our 10 acres of A1-ALR farm land in Cowichan Station has been sold, and the 65 acres of leased property that we’ve been developing in Cowichan Bay is available for new farmer tenants.
As for me and Brock: we have really loved our time farming. It’s been our pleasure to grow food for so many people, and to be part of the food community on the Island. Thank you for all your support over the years. To read more about our story and Makaria Farm’s history, please click here.
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