The richly productive plantation that is Blackburn Santa Familia Farm, today, owes everything to our late father and founding visionary, Neil Blackburn. Fuelled by "Mr. Neil's" Canadian prairie-born passion for agriculture and his mechanical engineer's mind for complex challenges, over the last 20 years BSFF has grown into an important regional producer of responsibly-grown tropical hardwoods.
Blackburn Santa Familia Farm follows a simple philosophy of intensive ecologically-responsible management of each one of our trees, from the nursery, to seedling development, all the way through to the final harvest and customer-defined milling processes. Consequently, BSFF consistently produces a larger volume of 'useable timber' per tree than is otherwise typical of similar age trees often illegally extracted from natural rain forests. Ultimately, leveraging a close association with the community we are privileged to call home, we are able to showcase otherwise rare and costly wood products, selected and made to specific order, at competitive prices.
With just over 200 acres (80 hectares) currently under cultivation, BSFF promises to continue growing into an ever more important local, regional and international supplier of increasingly rare tropical hardwoods in the many years to come. As we follow our indefinitely-sustainable harvest cycle, BSFF is positioned to produce tens of thousands of board feet of high-quality tropical hardwoods annually. Although non-native Teak is currently our main product, indigenous Mahogany and a dozen other local and increasingly endangered hardwood varieties will round out our maturing portfolio in the not too distant future. Continue watching this site to track additional offerings as they mature!