BC Cranberry Grower
Grant Keefer is a third generation farmer whose family has been growing cranberries since 1991. His grandfather first purchased farmland in 1945 in Richmond, BC, and Grant now continues the family farming tradition at his own farm – Yellow Point Cranberries in Ladysmith BC.
For Grant, cranberry farming is so much more than a job. It is a lifestyle that enables him to spend time with his family throughout the day, even if that means having his children join him with chores.
Over the past few years Grant has noticed a change in the public’s thinking. They seem to have more respect for what farmers do and that is a source of pride for Grant. Yellow Point has “open days” to include their neighbours in as much as possible in the process of growing cranberries in BC. Here, the public is also able to purchase fresh, in season, cranberries. “We know we are part of a bigger picture, we love to share what we do on our farm.” At the Keefer farm in Ladysmith, Yellow Point Cranberries, the public can do just that.