Bridging the gap between urban and rural lifestyles. FAREWICK has been born out of the Village concept where there are inherent connections with your farmer, butcher & baker; a real honest sense of connection and community around the food you eat and the people who produce it.

Joel Spooner grew up as a country boy in rural England where he lived a life knowing the land, food and his local communities. Joel has a passion and respect for quality food, cooking and community.


Moving to Vancouver in 2015 Joel became disconnected from this rural lifestyle so has spent the last couple of years building personal connections around his food and community. He believes that there is real personal value in understanding your food and knowing who produced it and where it comes from. It is these relationships that help build and strengthen local communities which have become displaced due to an ever growing population, urbanisation and consumption.


In 2017 Joel created FAREWICK as a platform to showcase this rural lifestyle, connecting urban dwellers with their local food producers and growers with the view to build community and support the local economy.


FAREWICK is growing a network of local food producers here in Vancouver; village living in the city. We will continue to grow, actively promote and share this network with a wider audience so as to help stimulate the local economy and raise awareness around how and where your food is produced.

Joel Spooner out checking on the pigs at Spraycreek ranch for Farewick
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