Two years ago, with an eye to opportunity and change, Chiel Middelkamp and his father moved their farm from the Netherlands to Alberry Plains, Prince Edward Island. Their farm in the Netherlands used to be certified organic and Middelkamp Organic Produce will become certified in early 2013.

The Middelkamps built a new warehouse and installed new grain tanks at their new location and, in 2012; they grew soybeans, grains, celery and broccoli.

It hasn’t taken Chiel long to become involved in the industry on PEI, he has joined the PEI Federation of Agriculture as a member and will be sitting on the board of directors of the PEI Certified Organic Growers Co-op.