Coning Family Farms in British Columbia, Canada will expand its operations into the newly opened Canada.
“We have been waiting for a good time to open, and now we’re ready to do it,” said Coning founder David McBride.
The family farm has been in the Coquitlam area since 1981, and has a population of around 150 people.
“I am excited to open our doors to the public, and to have a whole new community of people come in and join our family,” McBride added.
Coning Farm was founded in the early 80s by Coning McBride, who was a teacher and an amateur fisherman.
He said his father and mother both passed away in 1994.
“They left a legacy in fishing and fishing equipment.
That’s what they left,” Mcbrides father said.
“When I came back to the family, I realized that we needed a family farm.”
McBride said he was inspired to start the family farm after reading a book about family farming, “The Art of Farming,” by David Burt.
“That book inspired me to do this,” he said.
McBride believes the family is a family of farmers.
“You can see in my family’s history we’ve always had a lot of pride and respect for our family.
So I want to be a part of the tradition.”
The family’s first site will be located near the Coquihalla River.
The site will include a two-acre field with a large, two-room house, barn, and an outdoor pond, with a water slide and picnic area.
“It’s going to be our biggest family farm,” McBrides father, David McBride, said.
Conings first harvest will be in June.
McBrider said the family will be open six days a week, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with no breaks.
“People have been coming here for years, and we’ve had good feedback from them,” McAfee said.
The new site will also include a farm shop, a dairy, and a full-service fish and chip shop.
There’s a lot to learn,” McConagies son, Connor McConagan, said of the family’s new location.
McConagon said Conings goal is to offer a full range of products for the public to enjoy.
“A lot of the time we’re selling what we think people want.
We’ll be selling a lot more organic, non-GMO, non, non dairy products.
We want people to be able to enjoy what we do, and then they can decide what they want to do with that.”
Conings main goal is providing customers with good products at a fair price.
“The price will be low,” McConnell said.