Old Meadows Organic Farm is owned and operated by Farmer Jeff.
Farmer Jeff is a 30 year old young farmer who has chosen to leave a former career as a Financial Adviser to pursue his dreams of becoming a sustainable Farmer.
He grew up in Vernon, BC and moved here to Kelowna in 2006 to pursue a job in finance. After 7 years working in the financial world Farmer Jeff realized he was not happy with the corporate structure and needed to be a part of something that created positive change in his life and the lives of others. He loves the Okanagan dearly and wishes to be a part of creating a revolution in local agriculture. He currently sits on the Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) for the City of Kelowna as well as on the board for the Central Okanagan Food Policy Council (COFPC) in hopes of assisting with policy and decision making for Agricultural land in Kelowna.
Inspired by many life experiences he has decided to take his true passions and make them a reality. Not only is Farmer Jeff passionate about farming, but he truly cares about everything to do with sustainability. In his spare time you can find him researching such things as electric vehicles or even green energy production in hopes of integrating them into his farm. The ultimate goal is to create a totally self-sustaining farm that sets the standard in efficiency.
Becoming a farmer has not only helped to improve his physical health, but it has also improved the health of the relationship with his family. His parents, sister, niece and nephew have all helped out through his first season and not only have they fallen in love with the farm, but that time spent together working on something has brought them that much closer as family. This strengthening has inspired Farmer Jeff and he hopes others can share this experience too. Farming is such an essential part of society and it is so important to ensure that everyone in the community has access to one for whatever reason it may be. Farms not only feed people, but they can educate and inspire as well.