Featured Farmer

Gérard & Clara Hall – The Farmers of the NFU-NB Series

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Featured Farmer, News | 0 comments

Gérald and Clara were first featured in the Spring 2015 Edition of the NB Family Farmer Gérard and Clara Hall are both experienced wild blueberry producers.  They each own and operate their own farm businesses in Gloucester County.  Gérard’s is called Bleuetière Nord-Est Inc., in Saint Isodore and was first incorporated in 1986.  With over 1000 acres of land in wild blueberry production, the company also offers services for establishing, irrigating and harvesting other private fields.  They are beginning to experiment with some additional varieties including high bush blueberries...

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The Gagetown Fruit Farm – The Farmers of the NFU-NB Series

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Featured Farmer, News | 0 comments

Heather and Matthew were first featured in the 2015 Winter Edition of the NB Family Farmer.   The Gagetown Fruit Farm has been operated by Matthew Estabrooks and Heather Rhymes since 2008.  They moved back from Ontario to revitalize the farm after Matthew’s parents Greg and Mary Lou Estabrooks retired.  The farm has been in the family for 3 generations, since the early 1970s.  Heather is a Red Seal Chef, specializing in both culinary and pastry.  Matthew studied at Dal-AC for two years before completing his culinary studies at the (former) Culinary Institute of Canada. Before moving...

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