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Our Story

Ron Hayward is a generational farmer well-versed in traditional farming and steeped in passion. He grew up farming on family farms in both Canada and Scotland, and developed a passion for sustainable local foods through his career as a fine-dining chef and restaurant owner.

Morgan Hayward was born on Vancouver Island and has been an avid gardener, with a long-time career specializing in produce, with an equal passion for local and sustainable food. She brings to the table over 20 years of experience in produce management, sales, and gardening.

The two met on Pender Island, and started with only four chickens, a dozen fruit trees, a few garden beds, and a small greenhouse before moving to a larger property in Sooke, where they began their first family farm.

Expanding again and launching Hayward Farms in Mill Bay, the husband and wife team Ron and Morgan Hayward believe in providing the best local produce as possible, and providing clean healthy food for their two children - and sharing that wholesome, family farm-to-table enthusiasm and top-quality product with the rest of the world.

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Our Farm

Our 22-acre family farm has a rich agricultural history in the Cowichan Valley.

We breed, raise and grow a variety of crops to maximize the health of our animals but  also grow  seasonally available products that are available in our beautiful market store. 

All our animals are raised with love, outdoors and on pastures.  They are continually rotated for optimal soil and nutritional health.

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Our produce

Our farm store will be officially launching August first, and we welcome you to come and visit us in the meantime - we would love to meet you!

Our In Stock page is updated regularly with our fresh grown Cowichan Valley produce. 

We believe in sustainable products - locally-grown produce with no chemicals or synthetic fertilizers. We plant and harvest all produce by hand on our family farm. 

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