Garry and Gwen Renkema

Garry and Gwen Renkema

 

Born in Holland, Garry worked on many farms over the years. In 1987, he and his wife Gwen decided to immigrate to Prince Edward Island, and pursue their dream of establishing their own farm.  In 1994, Garry and Gwen purchased a 140 acre pig and grain farm located in Hunter River with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

Over the past 15 years Garry and Gwen, with help from their two daughters and son, have been expanding and diversifying their farm. Today the family farms their own land, and rents an additional 180 acres in the surrounding area.

Despite a conventional farming background, Garry has moved to organic production and received his certified organic status.  Today the farm produces grains, strawberries, blackcurrants along with chickens and turkeys which are available locally.