Mark Jantunen

My name is Mark Jantunen and I am 35 year old market gardener from Hymers, ON. I have owned and operated Whitefish Valley Vegetables for the past 4 years producing a broad variety of crops, though primarily root crops and brassicas. I have a degree in Ecology from the University of Guelph and a lifetime of experience in agriculture having been raised on a farm. While I have experienced success with the market garden, I recently started a family and with a spouse working on rotation with the Canadian Coast Guard I am the primary care giver to my daughter for half the year. So my dilemma: I have the equipment and experience to market garden but can only work full-time every second month. My wife and I are also looking to return to BC on account of the longer growing season and, well, we just like the place! If the strengths of my business would compliment your own, please don't hesitate to get in touch.