A FAMILY BUSINESS VENTURE
The Penner family: Emma, Randal, Elisabeth and Logan
A family venture: The whole family weeds by hand
Family working in the field
The king of the farm: Lucus giving us a helping hand whenever he can
Randal's father was born in Taurida, Russia, where his family lived on a large farm with horses and servants. During a very turbulent time under their ruler Stalin, the family, and Randal's father, then 6 months old, had to flee Russia and came to Canada bringing with them a very rich legacy of farming and a love for the land.
Some of Randal's first memories, are with his dad, farming the land on an old red tractor, cultivating the soil and riding in the red combine.
In 1974, Randal's family moved to Lister (Creston Valley), BC. His dad continued his farming for many years. In December 1999, Randal and his wife, Elisabeth, moved back to Lister and purchased the original farm as Randal's parents were getting too old to farm anymore.
Why “Skimmerhorn organic garlic” Farm?
The Skimmerhorn Garlic Farm is located at the foot of the Skimmerhorm mountain range. These
mountains protect the farm from winds, provide water and the perfect balance of daylight hours of sun and shade in the hot summer days. The farm and garlic are certified organic. The farm is surrounded by organic farms.
Randal was thrilled to finally be able to start a farm of his own in 2008. He purchased his first organic garlic seeds that year and Mr. and Mrs. Penner have enjoyed learning, experimenting and developing their farm ever since.
They started to grow commercially in 2011 and increased their productivity every year since.
They are committed to quality over quantity and that is what makes the Skimmerhorn organic Garlic farm provide the highest quality garlic possible. The Garlic is always sold out before harvest.