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Atlantic region Outstanding Young Farmer nominees Andrew and Jennifer Lovell and their children Robert, 11, and Elise, four.

Outstanding Young Farmers Atlantic: Andrew and Jennifer Lovell

Marketing is key for Andrew and Jennifer Lovell’s orchard operation

Andrew and Jennifer Lovell have a flair for marketing, and it’s helped them diversify and grow their first generation farm at Keswick Bridge, N.B. And it also helped them achieve the title of 2016 Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) for the Atlantic Region. The Lovells own and operate River View Orchards, which includes a U-pick operation for apples, […] Read more

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Family-run orchard and U-pick operation

Prairie-hardy fruit provides the potential 
for this successful business


A visit to the Bruno Cherry Festival in 2005 inspired Paul and Jacquie Mitchell to expand their U-pick orchard to include University of Saskatchewan sour cherries and haskap berries. The delicious flavour and the hardiness of the fruit convinced them of its potential. The Mitchells had purchased their farm, located in Eagle Hills south of […] Read more