Derek fell into the fruit-selling business like most of our other staff – through family. Derek is actually Steve’s brother-in-law! Steve was looking for a bit of help at several of his markets, including the ever-busy Strathcona market. Derek offered to help out on the weekends and soon fell in love with the business. A year later, he was working full time with Steve & Dan’s.
Derek’s favourite fruit are our plums. He has been playing guitar for many, many years and can bust out a mean tune. Derek is a people person and always makes friends with customers and other vendors!