Roots and Shoots: Owners

Roots and Shoots: Owners

Back in 2010, Roots and Shoots Farm was established by Jess Weatherhead and Robin Turner.  We’re so glad we met them and have enjoyed eating their veg ever since.  We’ve loved seeing their business grow through the years and are so proud of this dynamic duo!  

If you’re interested in learning more about them, I’ve included their bios below.  You can also learn more about the farm team on their website.

We hope you enjoyed this weeks business Spotlight and hope you can enjoy some of their amazing veg this year too!

Take care and have a terrific weekend!

Lindsay

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JESS WEATHERHEAD

Jess has been farming for her entire life. Driving tractors, plucking chickens, and showing cows were part of a rich, rural childhood that established an appreciation for fresh air, bare feet and close food. 

Jess manages all the crop planning, crop rotations and seeding at Roots and Shoots Farm. She also finds time to grow our organic flowers.

Jessica graduated from St. Stephen’s University in 2008 with a degree in History and Literature.

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ROBIN TURNER

Robin spent his twenties travelling in Asia and teaching English before finally deciding to return to University to study environmental science.

While at UBC he was forcefully exposed to core agriculture curriculum, which made him realize that food is the main way humanity explores its connection with the natural environment. He got a job on a farm that summer. Two years after that he got his first taste of organic vegetable farming, and has never looked back.

Robin has worked on and managed organic vegetable farms in Montreal, Boston, and Ottawa since 2004. He holds a degree in Sustainable Agriculture from the University of British Columbia.

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