Marketing isn't easy. The Marketing Board purchased some produce and much was peddled on the side of the road. Relatives bought way more than they could use. R moved to bigger and better things. The Morden Cannery was closing its doors. Customers lined up there for hours during pea harvest hoping to purchase shelled peas. The market was established. Hooray! G decided to buy some of the cannery equipment.
1984 Processing was still done at Morden Fine Foods
1985 Garry built a new processing facility on the farm yard north of Winkler
What shall we call our farm?
1985 This rainbow appeared above and center over our new processing facility. The rainbow is a symbol of a covenant.
A sign helped customers find their way.
Vegetable growing is a family adventure. Pictured here are mom and dad, Uncle Bruce, Uncle Ken, Grampa and Gramma
Swathing sweet peas
Harvesting sweet peas
The vines and pods go out the back and the peas find their way to the hopper
with Gramma and Grampa (the best driver ever....he could make straight rows when autosteer was only found on Star Trek
1991 A big move from the farm yard to Winkler
The next generation waiting in arms
The new location made us way easier to find.
It came with a Strawberry Patch
We began to purchase from local farmers what we didn't grow.
To provide our customers with more fresh local produce
We shipped in BC and Ontario fruit for superior freshness and quality.
Vine cutting with dignitaries and family
Most special days call for a corn roast!
Renovations and Christmas store
Koop and Elias families improved the business
Vegetable growing is fun
And lots of hard work!
It's no stroll in the park.
Time for a change
2003 the new location was sold to a land developer and the vegetable business was sold to the neighbours
Jump ahead to 2013
Jesse and cousin Zackery decided vegetable farming would be a fun summer job!
The summer job came with a vegetable stand
It was a successful adventure
In 2014 Marcus joined the team
2015 Jesse decided the sun was not his friend
He retired from vegetable growing.
2015 Marcus purchased the veggie business back from the neighbours, Zack decided to help out his ageing father on their farm
The 'Official' corn grower for the Morden Caorn and Apple Festival