About Us

At Root & Vine Acres we believe in Transparency, Community, and Quality. Our goal is to produce the best quality of products we can, while having full transparency about our farming practices and supporting our community by partnering with other local businesses.

Root & Vine Acres had humble beginnings when I, Jessica Piccinin, returned to my home town - Creston, BC in 2008. I was fortunate enough to enter the Community Futures Self Employment Program and launch "Root and Vine Acres". I started under the guidance of my grandmother growing and selling produce we grew on her five-acre farm in Erickson.

I became a regular vendor at the Nelson Farmers Market for over a decade. In that time we shifted from tomatoes and cucumbers to a multi faceted veggie, fruit and pasture raised meat/egg farm.

Our farm family has grown and we are now located on ten-acres in Wynndel and have expanded our offerings with a strong focus on Heritage Berkshire and specialty Mangalitsa Pork. Additionally we raise breading stock in order to supply small farms and homesteaders with piglets to raise themselves, more information about that can be found here.

In 2020 we established the {Kootenay Loop Delivery Route}
Root & Vine Acres is providing fresh local food to many communities in the East and West Kootenays. Beyond offering our vast selection of products, we have also partnered with other local businesses in order to provide other goods such as Lamb, Beef, Chicken, Cheese, Pantry Staples, Fruit, Spices and Honey. 

Our animals are treated with the utmost respect and raised on pasture. We choose local grain, grass, fruit and veggies for their feed and all of our meat is government inspected. We use a master butcher in Kimberly to handcraft small batch sausages and salamis as well as local packaging and labeling supplies.

The most rewarding aspect of our business is the customer relationships that become friendships developed year after year.

Thank you for supporting us in our passion on our family run farm.

Jessica, Jeff, Tommy and Felix too!