Bush Order Provisions constructs, maintains and produces a market garden in several locations in Yellowknife.
Unlike a household garden, a Market Garden is a place where vegetables and fruit are grown for the purpose of resale. A Market Garden is logically and systematically designed to yield a high production crop, one that is in demand within the community.
A Market Garden is a business model.
Marie Auger, who holds a Bsc. in Agriculture with a major in Horticulture, leads the operations of the Bush Order Market Garden and is driven by her education and experiences working on a varying range of market gardens both in Yellowknife and throughout Canada.
Our current properties contain about 900 sq. ft. of raised beds and two (2) 65 sq. ft. greenhouses.
Depending on the location and amount of sun we focus on crops that do well in Northern climates, this includes carrots, beets, radishes, potatoes, green beans, leeks and wild onions. Tomatoes are our prized possessions, but we also have crops of mixed greens and peas.
For the 2020 summer season, Bush Order has plans to distribute produce through the Yellowknife Farmers Market and/or CSA/Veggie Box. Sign up to our email list to be the first to be notified.
All of our plants are started directly from seed. Many are started indoors between March and May and then transplanted. Throughout the summer we do frequent soil testing to ensure it is optimal for growth and production. We have even been known to make and use our own fish fertilizer from local fish scraps.
Growth of Bush Order Provisions
On top of growing vegetables in an urban setting, Bush Order is actively seeking to expand onto a commercial property in Yellowknife. The expansion will bring Bush Order to a commercial level and allow for commercial production, such as greenhouses, and distribution, such as through local grocery stores. Read more about the Bush Order vision here.