To us, food is our fuel, and we all deserve the best.
We are Dan + Miche, and we have been journeying through life together since 2010, building our family and trying to figure out our place in the world where we can do our part in the movement towards a healthier, more sustainable future.
It took us some time, but in 2017 we made the leap to start our own farm where together with our kids, we grow food for ourselves, our friends, our family and the community that we are surrounded by, that we love to support and be a part of.
When we were preparing to welcome our oldest daughter into the world we decided the most important thing we needed to do was figure out how to feed her the healthiest food possible. That led us to growing our own food, but it didn't take long for that to blossom into a passion for feeding our community. Because not only do our kids deserve the best food possible, but yours do, too.
Shauna Ullman Photography
Shauna Ullman Photography
From our fields to your plates, we are so happy to feed you nutritious, local food!
When we started studying food systems and food production, we realized one of the most impactful things we could do with our short time on Earth, is join the growing movement of small farms, who for the most part, share at least one thing in common. That is, the goal of reducing the stress on our environment caused by industrial food production and repairing the damage caused by this flawed system.
For us that means building gardens that produce food using methods that prioritize and celebrate soil health, biodiversity, and a healthy and balanced ecosystem. In short, this means we grow food by hand always, and we never use any chemicals or sprays. We only use inputs approved for organic production, but we are not certified organic. Instead, we are customer certified. You can see and taste the difference in our food, and you are always welcome to come visit our farm and see the gardens where your food is grown. You can ask us questions and learn for yourself how and why we grow food the way we do, and why our customers choose Happy Hills time and again.
You deserve the best quality, most nutritious food and growing that for you is what we do.
With our hands.
And with hearts full of love and gratitude.
OUR FARM STORE
The Happy Hills Farm Store is where we connect you to food + farmcrafted goods.
Always from farms we know and love.
Our Farm Store is located onsite at our farm and is open 4 days a week May through October. The shelves are fully stocked with seasonal produce right from our farm, as well as produce we source from two organic farms we know and love. Find a wide array of vegetables, herbs and fruit, as well as microgreens from our sister business, Flourish MicroFarm.
We also offer a wide range of non-edible farmcrafted products, from soaps and candles, to a whole line of zero-waste, refillable bodycare products. The carefully curated farm products found in our store come from farms and small businesses that we love, whose values we can align with and get behind. Some are Kootenay local, others come from further away...all are BC based.
Visit our Farm Store page to learn more or to shop online, and come for a visit to check out our physical shop. We would love to welcome you to the farm!
“Happy Hills Farms is fresh local product at its best. Dan and Miche, the owners and operators of Happy Hills, have set down their roots in our community, literally! Their commitment to the community and their craft is evident the minute you meet them. Passionate local farmers growing organic produce right at our doorstep; it doesn't get any better than that! ”
— Jamie Weeks
Trail Beer Refinery
"I’ve been visiting Happy Hills Farm with my class for a few years now. Miche and Dan donate their time and energy to my students and we leave feeling informed, inspired and refreshed. I really appreciate the connection they help me form with our community farmers and the passion they have for sustainable food practices."
— Laura Jackman
RSS Elementary Teacher
“I have been a customer and friend of Happy Hills Farm from the get go. I know Miche and Dan pour their heart and souls into this business and they are beyond passionate about farming and providing local food to our community. With this, they bring a great wealth of knowledge to our community, from supporting locals with fresh nutrient dense food to providing advice on how to use, cook and store their food. They share farming and produce knowledge with other farmers and backyard enthusiasts to encourage people to grow their own food in healthy ways. They support other local business and buy local whenever possible, by sharing their farm stand with other farmers and having other local farmcrafted products available for the community. I love that you can go directly to their farm store and see your produce growing. I love the smell of the soil and vegetation. I love watching Dan happily nip back into a crop to get that extra bit of something a customer needs. I love how Miche transforms her produce from soil covered to bright shiny picture perfect produce that you can't help but want to buy all of. And I love that they are committed to feeding our community year-round through their second farm, Flourish MicroFarm. Miche and Dan are great farmers and great friends, and my family loves them! ”
— Bethany O'Rourke