We were so inspired both by Nova Scotia and by the Haskap Berry that we decided to buy our own piece of this beautiful countryside and have started growing our own 15 acres.
In August 2013 we visited Nova Scotia with the intention of buying a farm to grow the latest in Superfoods ... the Haskap Berry.
We fell in love with the beautiful farm on the hill in Baker Settlement with its 15 acres of immaculate pasture.
So by the end of September 2013 we had bought our own piece of Canada and set about ordering our 15,000 Haskap bushes.
We now have half of our haskap plants in the ground at Western Branch Farm. The remaining 8,000 plants will be going in in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016!
Keep checking back as our story of becoming Canadian Berry Growers continues.
Richard & Liz Mayon-White
Richard runs a group of businesses in the UK, providing services to organisations operating in remote & outdoor environments. Meanwhile Liz is a chartered insurance broker, specialising in extreme expedition travel insurance. They met whilst they were both professional yacht skippers based on the South Coast of the UK.
Richard and Liz are also no strangers to undertaking new challenges. In 2005/06 became the fastest mixed pair ever to row across the Atlantic Ocean, in 2009 Richard cycled around the Tour de France route, in 2013 Richard sailed solo across the Atlantic Ocean and in 2014 Liz completed an 'Ironman' triathlon (3.8km swim, 180km bike & 42.2km run) in Nice, France.
Now with their two children, the latest challenge of building a successful berry growing business in Nova Scotia, is the most exciting yet.