Omega Blue Farms


Morganically Grown * Heritage Conservation



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Omega Blue Farms was started in 2004 by myself (Wayne) and Dawn Osborne when we moved to the Spider Lake area after buying a raw 10 acre lot (photo above). Our property was previously mined for gravel, sand, and peat but came with a southern exposure, sandy soil, and an abundance of spring fed water. To protect our long term farming aspirations, we had our rural residential property added to the Agricultural Land Reserve and quickly obtained Farm Status.

Our farming venture started as a poultry breeding operation where have been focussing on Araucanas, Ameraucanas, Muscovy ducks, and Bronze turkeys right from the start. Excellent drainage and ample spring water running through each pen has helped these breeds thrive and become recognized as amongst the best examples of their breeds available. Our sandy soil started out lacking any organic substance, but has been slowly improved by naturally pasturing the poultry. 

With the soil improving, Dawn and I started moving towards developing a garden in 2008 when we terraced the slope between the homesite and the poultry runs. It was time to start focussing some of our genetics expertise on heirloom vegetable conservation.  By 2010, we started our seedline and grew our first market garden. Both were extremely well received and we look forward to a future where Omega Blue Farms matures into a good old fashioned mixed farm, supporting the sustainable conservation of our heritage food supply.

We can be reached at:

250-757-2006 or by email:

Wayne: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dawn: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Volunteer Work

Both Dawn and I are strong believers in community involvement. Dawn is a long standing director of the Comox Valley Exhibition Board and we took over managing their fair's poultry show in 2005. We converted the show into a sanctioned show and have watched as the show grew from about 50 birds to over 350 birds during our tenure.

I've served as a director (on and off)  of the Cowichan Valley Feather Fanciers (CVFF), the heritage poultry breed club for Vancouver Island. The CVFF hosts Vancouver Island's only club show and publishes a Breeders List, containing a list of the breeds owned by it's membership.