Derek fell into the fruit-selling business like most of our 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 (just on the weekends) and soon fell in love with the business. A year later, he was working full-time with us.
Derek’s favourite fruit are our plums. He’s been playing guitar for many years and can bust out a mean tune. He’s a true-blue people person and is always making friends with customers and vendors. Derek loves to get outdoors and is passionate about the farm.
Derek has a strong thirst for knowledge. He’s always learning about how things grow, ways to make ourselves better, and making sure everyone that comes to the stand learns something new about fruit.