Businesses and Organizations Patronized by Island Shire:
Cowichan Valley Voice: A quality educational publication celebrating all things local to the Cowichan Valley!
Five Gallon Bucket Ideas: Multiple Ideas to use Buckets around the Farm
Top Shelf Feeds: The mill, only five minutes from the farm!
Quality Box: Manufacturers of pallets and wood stove pellets
Buckerfield’s: Great place to buy hog nipples, seeds, T posts, etc.
Rona: Building supplies, seeds, hoses, fittings, and very helpful yard workfolk
Live Edge Design: Makers of gorgeous furniture utilizing twisted trees or old barn beams
The ReStore: Habitat for Humanity’s Second Hand Building Materials
Bibles for Missions Thrift Stores: Very well-run thrift stores, good for sundry supplies
Value Village: Especially useful for farmer clothing–lots of choices
Cowichan Agricultural Society: Farmers supporting farmers
Sunnyvale Farm: an Island Farms dairy
Wynterpoint: Award-winning Brittany bird dogs, lovingly bred and trained on-site
Vancouver Island Regional Library: Downloadable audio-books keep farmer’s brain fresh
Lifewater Canada: Clean drinking water saves lives