A Filipina and her husband in northwestern New Brunswick, Canada have a thriving farm that has helped their community fulfill its need for healthy and affordable vegetables amid rising prices.
Rezel Rossignol grew up in a small farming village in Palimbang Sultan Kudarat, Philippines. Her parents raised her with a “love for plants” and gardening. She also wants to help provide food security for her community, she says.
Many New Brunswickers have taken to growing food on their own land to cope with inflation, but the Rossignols are doing it on a bigger scale. Now, Rezel and her husband Camille own Hearn Farm in Grand Falls, N.B., where they produce some 50 varieties of vegetables. They married in 2017. Camille still works as a biochemist.
Their two greenhouses nurture starters of Chinese cabbage, peanuts, gourd, butternut squash, onions, garlic, bitter melon, Saskatoon berries, and more, to be transplanted in small plots.
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