ABOUT LOVELAND ACRES
Farming on approximately 2 acres of leased land in the Salmon River Valley, Loveland Acres is a small scale certified organic farm owned and operated by Maylene Loveland and Robin Scheil.
We met in 2014 at Marvellous Edibles farm in Owen Sound, Ontario, where Maylene completed a year long internship in organic growing through CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training). While at Marvellous Edibles we cultivated vegetables and grew livestock for sale at two of the busiest and well known farmers markets in Toronto, and after a few years spent travelling and working on farms in Canada and Germany we decided to make our home in the beautiful interior of British Columbia. Since moving here in 2017 we’ve had the opportunity to further hone our farming skills, while working full time at Dorenberg Orchards, a third generation family owned orchard in Lake Country.
Our farm dreams were realized through a successful land match, made with the Young Agrarians and BC Land Matching Program. We moved to our new home in June of 2019 and have spent the last year shaping the land and building infrastructure for our farm business. 2020 will be our first year farming for ourselves and we’re excited to grow together with our new community in Salmon Arm, BC.