Recipient of the 2017,  2018 and 2019 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.




Alderlea Farm and Café

Closed for the Season

Open again Spring 2022


Real Farm to Table Cuisine for Everyone

Ten years since we first opened, and we are just as excited as the very first day we opened the Café.  The Farm, Café, and Community continue to bring us full circle in our hopes and dreams. We all change the world with every bite. On the farm we all experience where the food really comes from and  share in the  biodynamic farm  bounty while contributing to sustainable agricultural practices.

We love living Farm to Table. You can taste it in every bite. The food is not only nutritious and delicious but energizes the spirit and satisfies the senses. Visit your Happy Place. Can hardly wait to see you.

Live well, love well, eat well!

"I can think of no better local example of green business & living practices than Alderlea Farm. John & Katy are totally committed to ecologically & socially sustainable farm practices that produce organic/biodynamic foods, which they sell to the local community & serve to locals & tourists in their wonderful cafe."  




Farm to Table Exclusive

"Alderlea Farm and Cafe was by far the most amazing farm to table experience that we have ever experienced! My wife and I were visiting Vancouver Island, and we are from the United States. Farm to table and sustainable, local dining is a strong value for us. That is what attracted us to go to Alderlea Farm and Cafe. An authentic table at the farm restaurant, this place takes authentic to a whole other level. Literally, you’re at the farm eating whatever they’re growing at the moment. No pretentiousness either. They’re completely down to earth about what they’re doing too. We even met the farmer. We highly recommend you make a stop here on your journey around Vancouver Island."

June 2019 - Cafe Guest from Washington, DC - Trip Advisor







Winner of the 2017 Ecostar Experiential Tourism Award sponsored by Tourism Victoria

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Excellent Quality of Service and Food


This place served beautiful prepared dishes made with fresh ingredients from the farm in a casual and cozy environment. The creative and unique flavour profiles work perfectly, and you can't find the same dishes

elsewhere on Vancouver Island. I highly recommend this restaurant.

“A rural gem in the Cowichan Valley”

Alderlea Farm and Cafe makes you feel at home while offering a European warmth and country-side ambiance. The drive to Glenora is definitely worth it - like stumbling across an exquisite eatery unexpectedly in Tuscana or Provence. Katy and John are the 'real thing'; offering a warm, gracious welcome, a delicious home-cooked, farm-to-table, organic meal, a selection of award-winning local wine and beer,and a stunning view of their farm. This is definitely one of our favorite places to eat.