Items marketed through VIFP – Garlic, Asparagus, Corn, Strawberries, Canteloupe, Watermelon
From Logger to Ginseng Grower… a natural step right? That’s exactly the move Mark Jespesin made 30 years ago when he first started his farming venture in the Okanagan. And after 27 years of working through hot summers and cold winters, he moved west to Vancouver Island in 2018, settling in the small community of Dove Creek to pursue Island growing with a change of scenery.
Today, Mark and his son Bryce manage the Island farm-life (and Island weather) together. They take pride in being honest hard workers, and while still hoping to make it as farming millionaires (small farmers everywhere will get the humour in that statement), they firmly believe in earning an honest living while doing an honest day’s work and of course drinking a good honest beer when it’s all over.
Contributing to local food security and having more options of quality Island-grown food is what this father /son duo is all about. From sunrise til sundown, work clothes are on, hands are in the dirt and sweat is on the brow to help do their part to make it all possible.