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omnivore acres

Jim and Catherine Gowans
2888 Dooley Road
Saanichton, BC  V8Y 1R7



Hours: Farm shop open Wednesday–Sundays

• Farm Stand/Store
• Farm Tours


Omnivore Acres, a six acre farm in the Martindale Valley is home for Jim and Catherine Gowans, as well as 400 laying hens, sheep, two border collies and other livestock throughout the season. The farm has a greenhouse and grows seasonal veggies, including asparagus. Omnivore Acres sells weaner piglets in spring and raises chicken for meat in summer, as well as eggs, which they sell from their farm store Wednesdays to Sundays.

In addition to farming, the Gowans are owners of Braun’s Custom Meat Processing in Duncan, BC and work with artisan butchers and transportation services for local food producers. They are proud to be involved in sustainable agricultural practices, maintaining infrastructure vital to food security on southern Vancouver Island.


Vegetables – Asparagus, Pumpkins, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Winter Squash

Dairy & Eggs – Eggs

Meat & Poultry – Chicken, Lamb, Pork, Sausage

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