Saturday Farmers’ Market Vendor Feature: Blue Valley Farm
Regular visitors at our Saturday Farmers’ Market will recognize Blue Valley as a long-time vendor. Their colourful and flavourful fruits and vegetables are a favourite among our market community. We had a chance to talk to owner Dave Perry about his farm and why they have been coming back to the UBC Farm Market for so many years!
Could you tell me the story of how and why you started your business?
Blue Valley farm is a a family-owned 5 acre farm, and we’ve been farming for 15 years. I came from a farming family, so that’s how we started this business.
Why do you encourage people to eat your produce?
Because we don’t use pesticides and you can be sure that it is high-quality and healthy for not only us but the environment.
What types of products do you sell?
Plums, apples, nectarines, cherries, tomatoes, zucchini, garlic, onions, peaches
What kind of customers do you target?
Pretty much anyone who wants to eat fresh and healthy produce!
What encouraged you to sell your products in the UBC farm?
We’ve been at the UBC farm for a decade; we love it here!
Have you had any memorable experiences in the UBC farm?
Good musicians; the experience is more or less the same every week! There’s a better demographic here and the people are truly here to support local business and shop for the week, so produce is easy to sell!If you want to learn more about Blue Valley Farm, check them out on instagram. You can see all of their upcoming dates at the UBC Farm Market here. Learn more about other market vendors and topics on our Saturday Farmers’ Market blog! These weekly market blog posts are linked from our newsletter when they are posted; to get regular updates, make sure to join our newsletter here.