Elk View Acres is a small farm located in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Our goal is to help supply our local communities with high quality, healthy foods and food services.

Although we are not certified organic at this time, we follow organic practices. We use organic fertilizers, and bio-controls when necessary, and all weed removal is done manually. This has been the management philosophy on this farm for at least the last 45 years.

... as fingers-crossed recognition of the decline of the Industrial Revolution, at least as it relates to farming, and the rise of a new decentralized agriculture based on home economy, not the so-called “cheap food” economy ... I mean to celebrate the rise of the smaller-scale, bio-intensive, environmentally friendly garden farm, a place where food quantity and food quality merge to bring about food sufficiency guaranteed by human self-sufficiency.
— Gene Logson

The people behind Elk View Acres


Julia Fisher is the owner and operator of Elk View Acres. She has a Bachelor of Science, with a double major in Biology and Environmental Studies, and a Master of Science in Ecology. She has experienced two seasons of market garden growing with Lockwood Farms before Elk View Acres was established in 2018. Steve Walter is a carpenter and works off of the farm running his own business in the Cowichan Valley (Riverrun Carpentry). He has a background in silviculture and has experience working at a nursery in Chemainus, and helps on the farm with infrastucture when he’s available. There are also two other generations chipping in on this effort to run Elk View Acres: Julia's parents and grandfather are involved, contributing their knowledge from decades of farming in the Cowichan Valley, as well as their physical labour.