Julaine Treur

BC Dairy Farmer


Dairy farming is a family affair for Julaine Treur. Together with her husband Johannes and their five children, she owns and operates Creekside Dairy in Agass ...
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Toop Family

Chilliwack, BC
BC Dairy Farmer


As a sixth generation farmer, Devan Toop has been in the barn since he was five years old. He gets a lot of satisfaction from working with the animals on a dail ...
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Miranda Halladay

Naramata, BC
BC Wine Maker


Miranda and Del Halladay founded the winery at Elephant Island in 1999 in partnership with Miranda’s Grandmother, Catherine Chard Wisnicki who’s unconventio ...
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Edgar Smith

Courtenay, BC
BC Cheesemaker


Edgar Smith has been taking care of dairy cattle since he was a little boy on his family farm. Today, Edgar and his brothers, Doug and Phillip, keep busy operat ...
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Ron VanMarrewyk

BC Greenhouse Grower


Ron VanMarrewyk is a greenhouse vegetable grower in Delta, BC. Westcoast Vegetables produces over 50 acres of bell peppers. Ron believes in the importance of he ...
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Critcher Farms – Barry and Irmi Critcher

BC Grain Farmer


The Critcher family has been farming in the Peace River region near Taylor, BC since 1984. Together with their son Michael, daughter Jennifer and son-in-law Ste ...
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The Seelhof Family

Horsefly, BC
BC Cattle Rancher


The Woodjam ranch was established in 1899 and is a cattle ranch located in Horsefly, BC surrounded by mountainous terrain and the beautiful Horsefly river. The ...
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Hopcott Family

Pitt Meadows, BC
BC Cattle Rancher


Located in Pitt Meadows, BC, Hopcott Farms is a third generation cattle farm. Bob Hopcott and his family are strong advocates of eating local, supporting fello ...
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Hoogendoorn Family

Agassiz, BC
BC Dairy Farmer


Like most farmers, it’s a long, hard day of work for Tom Hoogendoorn but his love of his dairy cattle and passion for farming makes it all worthwhile. Tom has ...
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Erika Strande-Stewart

Merrit, BC
BC Cattle Rancher


Erika Strande-Stewart is a third-generation rancher who grew up on Pine Ranch near Merritt, B.C.  Erika attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and gra ...
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Jared DeDood

BC Poultry Farmer


Jared DeDood grew up as the third generation on his family dairy farm (Farmer John’s Market) in Grindrod, BC. In 2017, an opportunity came up with B.C. Egg's ...
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Taylor Family

Courtenay, BC
BC Dairy Farmer


Dave Taylor is a third generation dairy farmer situated in Courtenay on Vancouver Island. His grandfather started farming on the island in the 1940’s and pass ...
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Rob Lepp

Abbotsford, BC
BC Hog Farmer


The Lepp family, once Saskatchewan grain farmers, arrived in Abbotsford in 1948. Rob’s father purchased the Matsqui property­–where Lepp Farms now stands ...
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The Krahn Family

Sumas Prairie, BC
BC Dairy Farmer


It’s no lie that Birchwood Dairy Farm is one of a kind. Although located in the Sumas Prairie of the Fraser Valley, this farm is always swarming with people, ...
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Steve Brown

Summerland, BC
BC Tree Fruit Grower


Steve Brown and his wife Amanda own and operate Happy Valley Harvest in Summerland, BC, where they grow cherries and a variety of apples such as gala, fuji, amb ...
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Amanda and Jeff Lee - Honey Bee Zen Apiaries

BC Honey Producers


The beautiful Creston Valley is where you will find Honey Bee Zen Apiaries, producers of Swan Valley Honey. Amanda Goodman Lee and Jeff Lee care for between 300 ...
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Joaquin Araujo

Summerland, BC
BC Tree Fruit Grower


When he was seven years old, Joaquin Araujo remembers farming with his grandfather in Portugal. After working and travelling many places in the world, Joaquin m ...
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Rhonda Driediger

Langley, BC
BC Berry Grower


Born into the farming industry, Rhonda carries on the family tradition as president and owner of Driediger Farms Ltd., one of British Columbia's largest wholesa ...
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De Jong Family

Abbotsford, BC
BC Dairy Farmer


“Buying and consuming locally produced food is one of the most environmentally responsible activities that consumers can do. It stimulates the local economy. ...
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Miedema Family

Enderby, BC
BC Dairy Farmer


Rene Miedema and his father Bouwe are dairy farmers in Enderby, BC, where they own and operate Bomi Farms. Bouwe immigrated to Vancouver from Holland, spent som ...
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Van Keulen Family

Surrey, BC
BC Dairy Farmer


Family comes first at Donia Farms. Pake (Grandpa) started the farm in 1955 after he and Beppe (Grandma) immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands. They wanted a ...
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Nicole Tuytel

Greendale, BC
BC Dairy Farmer


“The traditional role of a woman on a farm has evolved.” For Nicole Tuytel, working as a farmer in the dairy industry has been empowering. Farming has alway ...
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Farmer Ben’s Eggs – Woike Family

BC Poultry Farmer


The Woike family has been egg farming on Vancouver Island since 1980. In 1994 they added an egg grading and wholesale element to their business with Farmer Ben' ...
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Goertzen Family

Chilliwack, BC
BC Hog Farmer


Farming has been in the Goertzen family for five generations. Their farming heritage began in Russia, but in 1969, Chad Goertzen’s farther started a mixed dai ...
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Sarah Sache

BC Dairy Farmer


When Sarah Sache was growing up, a life as a dairy farmer was never something that she imagined for herself. Now with her husband Gene and their family, they ...
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Lisa and John

BC Poultry Farmer


Lisa and John farm with their five children in the beautiful South Shuswap area of BC. They’ve been raising broiler chickens (chickens raised for meat) as a ...
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Wiebe Family

Chilliwack, BC
BC Dairy Farmer


A third generation dairy farmer from the Fraser Valley, Jeremy Wiebe grew up on Rosevale Farms and has been farming full-time for the past seventeen years. E ...
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Clifton Family

BC Cattle Rancher


There is a good reason why farmers are often called ‘stewards of the land’, and the Clifton family are a solid example of dedication to sustainability. Acc ...
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Kerkhoven Family

Deroche, BC
BC Dairy Farmer


Fraser Valley dairy producers, the Kerkhoven Family, have been farming in Deroche, BC since 1955. Dairy farming is a 365-day job and one of various responsibili ...
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Taves Family

Abbotsford, BC
BC Greenhouse Grower


Located in Abbotsford, BC, Taves Family Farms was established in 1969 by Loren Taves’ parents, John and Alice. In 1990, Loren and his wife, Corinne Taves, cre ...
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Lindsay Hainstock

Keremeos, BC
BC Horticulturalist


Lindsay Hainstock is a horticulturalist for the Okanagan Similkameen Co-op Growers Association in southern British Columbia. Lindsay grew up in the Manitoba pra ...
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Laura Hunter

Kamloops, BC
BC Dairy Farmer


After moving back to her dad’s farm during maternity leave, Laura Hunter had the chance to ignite her career in farming. Not only was she able to experience t ...
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Paragon Farms – Krahn Family

BC Poultry Farmer


The Krahn family are the faces behind Paragon Farms, a third generation farm in the Fraser Valley. They have several different locations and produce 12,000 doze ...
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Morris Hanson

Creston, BC
BC Dairy Farmer


Morris Hanson’s farm is located in Creston within the Kootenay Region of BC. Morris first moved to Creston from the Fraser Valley over 45 years ago when it wa ...
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Ruben Houweling

Delta, BC
BC Greenhouse Grower


In an industry that’s centered on hands-on education and training, helping out in the family business came second nature for Ruben Houweling. As a young bo ...
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Day's Century Growers

BC Tree Fruit Grower


There are not many farms in British Columbia that can trace their history back over 100 years. The Day family has been farming in Kelowna since the 1890’s and ...
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Hoogeveen Family

Chilliwack, BC
BC Hog Farmer


Ard & Verna Hoogeveen's story begins on dairy farms in Holland, which to this day remain as family farms run by their siblings. Their deeply rooted family t ...
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Ron Moes

Delta, BC
BC Greenhouse Grower


When people ask Ron Moes what he does for a living, he will often tell them that he’s an indoor farmer. It’s a response that can generate additional conv ...
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Kloot Family

Rosedale, BC
BC Poultry Farmer


Chris Kloot is a proud and passionate BC chicken farmer. He is, however, not alone on the job. His wife Nella and their three sons, Steve, Justin and Colin help ...
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B Jack Farms

BC Poultry Farmer


B Jack farms is a first generation egg farm that started producing eggs in December of 2017. The farm is a family partnership and they love having 3 generations ...
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