We believe food should be organic, fresh and grown without pesticides or genetic modification - just as nature intended. Our fruit and vegetables are farmed organically, harvested at optimum ripeness and delivered directly to our farmers markets and restaurants preserving freshness, taste and nutrient value.
We sell directly to our customers and care about what you want, like or need - we value your input. Buying your food should also be a fun experience - a mix of entertainment, information and healthy choices. We bring this attitude to the Farmers Market every week!
We are committed to serving the community by educating others about sustainable growing practices and healthy food production. This benefits human well-being and the health of the planet. Whether that be through teaching young farmers in our Apprenticeship Program, public speaking engagements, talking to our customers at the markets, or hosting visitors at the farm in our Guest Suites.
The planet needs our help to remain healthy and sustainable. We believe in supporting biodiversity, local economies, treading gently on the earth and giving back to our communities so all children have a brighter future.
Klippers Organics began as a small 5-acre Certified Organic farm, created by co-founders Kevin and Annamarie Klippenstein. With a history in the restaurant industry, Kevin was eager to get involved with the other side of food production and help directly produce the food that people eat.
Annamarie grew up with organic farming and realized the importance of producing healthy, fresh food from an early age. Her parents, Hans and Mary Forstbauer, were renowned across BC for pioneering organic farming methods, with the Forstbauer Natural Food Farm becoming one of BC's first practicing organic and biodynamic farms in 1977. Mary Forstbauer went on to become the founder and president of the Certified Organic Association of BC, president of the BC Association of Farmers Markets and an advocate for GMO labelling.
Annamarie later pursued a restaurant management career before returning to start her own farm alongside Kevin where they combined their skills and passion for great food to create Klippers Organics in 2001. The once small 5-acre farm has expanded into the 40-acre farm that it is today.
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Kevin and Annamarie and the rest of the Klippers team work proudly to ensure that Klippers Organics has a positive impact on the community by offering apprenticeships, and other educational programs as well as providing healthy produce to customers through Vancouver farmers markets, and local restaurants.
Passionate about community building, Annamarie and Kevin are also on the board of OYF (Outstanding Young Farmers). Kevin is also a volunteer firefighter, past Chair of the Organic Farming Institute of BC, on the OCP (Official Community Plan) committee of the Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen and was a board member of Vancouver Farmers Markets for over 10 years.