As in life, every experience is enhanced when there is a story and truth behind it; why would this be any different with our food.
The core values behind our Three Farmers brand are value added agriculture, natural and sustainable growing, healthy and wholesome foods and traceable products. But the real emphasis of our brand is on the farming experience, fostering close relationships with our customers, and giving back to our communities in the many different ways we know how.
The evolution of our food production and the growing divide between rural and urban living has created a disconnect between farmers and their customers. Many people do not get the chance to experience agriculture and its many facets and intricacies. Most people do not get the opportunity to walk the fields of a freshly seeded crop and check the soil for nutrients. They don’t get the opportunity to watch the crops sprout and then flower into the colourful fields that the prairies are known for. Most don’t experience the sense of urgency when the fields are ripe which drives farmers to wake at dawn and harvest past dusk. And to bring it all full circle, we don’t all get to experience the camaraderie of meals in the field; the chance to eat the fruits of our labor in the very place the work began.
We invite our customers to be a part of this in the only way we know how – by welcoming you to step into our farms and our families and giving the ability to trace exactly who and where your food was produced.
Colin, Dan and Ron are second and third generation farmers who have grown up on this land and are committed to its preservation, proudly numbering the prairies among the best places in the agricultural world. Farming, they are proud to say, is not simply a job, but a way of life, and one they are all too happy to share.
Natasha Vandenhurk is CEO and part owner and daughter of one of the farmers. Natasha began her venture at Three Farmers at the age of 24 after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Saskatchewan. She and her team at Three Farmers are focused on creating natural, healthy foods and retailing these foods through health stores and specialty shops across Canada.
Elysia Vandenhurk is COO and part owner of Three Farmers and also a certified Red Seal Chef. She joined her sister at Three Farmers Products after practicing the culinary arts in Toronto under celebrity chef Susur Lee. Elysia’s skills in the kitchen have proven to be invaluable at Three Farmers as they continue to expand their line of natural, healthy foods.