Friday, September 16, 2022

Delhi couple chosen Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmers

David and Jennifer VanDeVelde who transitioned the family farm from tobacco to horticulture crops and developed Wholesome Pickins Market and Bakery in Delhi have been chosen Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmers this year.

After graduating from the University of Guelph they took over the family farm in 2006 and initially began growing strawberries.

Now they grow strawberries, asparagus, raspberries, pumpkins, rhubarb, some tobacco and a variety of grains and cover crops on 200 acres of sandy soil.

They continue to expand their farm market, recently adding a from-scratch bakery.