British Columbia’s “oldest working farm” in the Southern Gulf Islands is up for lease — but the guy who’s been running it for nearly 30 years hopes he’ll get to stay. Original Story posted by CBC NewsRuckle Park Heritage Farm is located in Ruckle Provincial Park on Salt Spring Island. Laura Patrick, a Salt Spring Island Trustee with the Islands Trust, says the farm and the park are a crown jewel for islanders and visitors alike. The farm grows fruits — mostly apples and pears — and vegetables, and has a variety of livestock. It also includes some heritage buildings that people can visit on their way to the provincial campsite.