Greetings my intrepid friends.
Have you ever enjoyed a local shop that was special to you?
Well, I have. In a cozy Vancouver suburb is nestled the small locally-owned Joe’s Farms, a small grocery, fruit and vegetable farms and orchards that sells new food and commodities year round.
Sadly, after seventy years of service the owner, Joe Beaudoin is retiring.
My wife and I started going to Joe’s Farms last year. She helped teach a city boy like me to pick fruit; test the ripeness, to look out for bug infestation, and to tell when a certain fruit is due soon.
We picked peaches, apples, peppers and eggplants there I remember grinning from ear to ear as I picked the heavy vegetables from the ground!
I will miss Joe’s Farms.
They sell many products ranging from syrups to fresh vegetables to baked goods. My latest buy was a triple chocolate chip cookie mix.
Within their facilities are friendly staff who welcomed us, spoke of the owner and wished us a good day. My wife and I got a good local feel from the place; there were pictures of the owner during the early days of the farm, and vintage photos of the land plots being seeded.
You’ve probably read this whole article and are left wondering: “but why are you writing about this, intrepid?”
My answer: because it was a special place for me and so many others in my community.
But, let’s not end there. What are some of your favorite places to shop in your neighborhood? Do you have keen memories there you still treasure? Please share in the comments below, and if you’ve enjoyed this article please leave a like as well.
Thank you for taking the time to read about Joe’s Farms and why it’s so special.
Have a nice day.