The name of Milky Way Farm pays homage to Dairy Way Farm, the 5 generation family farm Jesse grew up on near Ingersoll, Ontario, and the birthplace of his dream of growing vegetables. Jesse ventured out west to complete a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Conservation, Science and Management at the University of British Columbia. Jesse completed a Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture at the UBC Farm in 2015, and has been passionate about growing food ever since.
Meghan began her vegetable farming dream over a decade ago on her grandparents’ land in Essex, Ontario, and after completing a Bachelor of Integrated Science at UBC has been forging her path back to the garden. Meghan has experienced two seasons growing in the milder climate of Vancouver running Kitchenband Farm, and after moving back closer to home in Ontario spent four years working on and managing Common Ground Farm in St. Thomas.
Together, Jesse and Meghan formed Milky Way Farm, and plan to focus on extending the seasons to be able to offer fresh produce to local markets year round. After moving to the new property in May of 2018, the two have been busy prepping the fields, and building the infrastructure needed to be ready to bring you a diversity of fresh, local produce starting in March of 2019.