Jen and Derek’s Farm

Wilmot Valley, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Canada’s Prince Edward Island is famous for its potatoes, but Jen and Derek’s Farm grows over 40 different types of fruits and vegetables for the local community to enjoy. The small-scale operation grows organically and is inspired by the power of the earth when it’s allowed to thrive, so it devotes a lot of love and attention to the precious soil network.

The couple strives for food nutrition, safety, and affordability and offers clients a diverse selection of seasonal veggies. They work hard and plant every two to three weeks to provide a lot of variety throughout the entire growing season. When one or two crops fail due to inevitable pest issues, plenty is waiting in the wings to fill the void. Jen and Derek’s weekly online ordering program runs from May through December; customers make their selections and pick up the veg boxes at the farm.

They also offer products from neighboring farms that purchase vegetables from them for their own CSA programs. In addition to veg boxes, Jen and Derek also provide their food wholesale to local stores and restaurants. Jen says nothing beats going out to eat and seeing her name on the menu! Small-scale, nutritious, and local; Jen and Derek have got it all right.

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Catherine Sherriffs

Editor at Garden Culture Magazine

Catherine is a Canadian award-winning journalist who worked as a reporter and news anchor in Montreal’s radio and television scene for 10 years. A graduate of Concordia University, she left the hustle and bustle of the business after starting a family. Now, she’s the editor and a writer for Garden Culture Magazine while also enjoying being a mom to her three young kids. Her interests include great food, gardening, fitness, animals, and anything outdoors.