March 2, 2023

Nathan Wild


Meet Brian and Krista of Zero Fox Tree Crops!

They run a small perennial plant nursery located in Harrop BC. They’re first generation farmers who started growing edible perennials on a piece of leased land they found through the Young Agrarians land matching program, in 2018. They have located valuable trees in the Kootenays, collected seeds from them and are now selling trees grown from those seeds. How cool is that!

What are they selling this spring?

They have a wide selection of trees and bushes in our winter/spring 23’ catalog. Some of their featured trees this year include chestnuts, mulberries, hazelnuts, nanking cherry, American plum, and walnuts. For folks wanting a diversity of plants, at their best price point, they have put together food forest packages that include different layers that can be interplanted with adequate partners for pollination.

They are happy to put together custom food forest packages of 15 plants or more and answer any questions people have about designing their food forest, so feel free to reach out.

What are they looking forward too?

This year they are trying out a bunch of new types of plants from seed sources they were finally able to find including northern pecan, sugar maple, beech, magnolia and others along with most of the same plants they are currently offering. They look forward to planting out a lot of their seedlings on their farm site as well as friend’s properties in the community.

All of their plants are grown without synthetics and sold bareroot at a young age to keep prices low. They take pre orders through the winter months, ship plants and offer on-farm order pickup in early April.

Click the button below to see their online farm store



My Food For Thought articles in one spot

I’ve compiled all of my Food For Thought posts under the “Blog” section of our online farm store. Be sure to check them out and share the ones that speak to you!



Echalion Onion

An Echalion is a cross between a shallot and an onion and has the best qualities of both. It's elongated and tear drop shaped like a shallot but closer in size to an onion. It has a delicate flavour that is sure to become your new favorite onion!

Grown by Spicer Farm, Nakusp.



Want to give us some food for thought?

We’re constantly looking for ways to make Confluence Farms better. However, the best ideas usually come from you, our customer. This is why we’d like to give you the opportunity to share your thoughts about our business.

If you have any suggestions for how Confluence Farms can make your life better please let us know. Not only could your suggestions improve your life but they could also improve the lives of all of our customers.

Here are some questions we’d like you to consider:

Are there any veggies you wish we grew or had more of?

Are there any baked goods or pantry items you wish we’d make?

Is there a service you wish we offered but don’t currently?

Is there anything on our online farm store that isn’t clear or could be better?

Are there any topics you would like to see more of in the weekly newsletter?

Are there any issues that you run into when trying to eat local?

Is there any way we could make your life easier?

Simply respond in the comments or send us an email with your feedback. Thanks for taking the time and we look forward to hearing from you!