General Store

Inside the General Store at Providence Farm (near Duncan, Cowichan)

Inside the General Store

The General Store is a hive of activity and the central gathering place for all that is produced at the farm. During the season, vegetables are brought in from the fields and market garden, along with fruit from the orchards, herbs and flowers from the perennial border, plants from the nursery and eggs from the ‘girls’. In the store, participants serve customers, order supplies, create displays, answer the phone and take messages; operate the cash register and do some of the janitorial chores.

On Fridays, many hands come together to harvest and prepare produce for the Saturday morning Farmer’s Market in downtown Duncan. The store stocks not only the farm’s harvest, but also the creative handiwork produced in the Furniture Shop, the Loom Room and the Welding Shop. The unique products of these various enterprises have been admired both by local patrons and people from around the world who have come to visit the farm.

Visitors eager to learn more about Providence Farm gather in the store to meet its people and hear its story. They may purchase some fresh produce or a souvenir, and sit on the patio outside the General Store and enjoy the ambience of the farm.

Current Store Hours:
Friday and Saturday 10am until 5pm
Closed Sunday to Thursday