“When my wife and I got married, I told her I wanted to be a farmer – but I never thought about greenhouse farming until we moved to Canada.”
Growing up in Mexico, Jake K. worked on field farms and always loved the work. When he moved with his wife and kids to Canada, Jake wanted to continue as a farmer, but he instead pursued a career at an automotive factory in Windsor, ON for 12 years. In October 1987, Jake and his family decided it was time to pursue his original dream – so he bought a 1-acre greenhouse farm in Leamington, ON!
Although Jake no longer owns a greenhouse farm, he still has a very strong work ethic and desire to be busy: “Growing up on a family farm, my parents made me get used to hard work. Even now I don’t like just sitting at home and doing nothing – I enjoy helping out and making things easier for our Maintenance team whenever I can.”
Jake believes NatureFresh™ Farms is one of the best companies for giving back to the community: “We do our best to grow good quality food, but also to take care of people in our community. Peter Quiring has a good heart for people who need a helping hand.”
Spending time with his family is one of Jake’s number one priorities. He is excited to spend more quality time with his wife, kids, and grandkids in the coming months. Jake also hopes to do a bit of traveling soon, possibly making it out to visit friends and family in Alberta!
As a member of our Maintenance team, Jake is always on the go delivering and picking up tools, equipment, and materials for our Maintenance team. Jake makes sure all our team members get exactly what they need to get the job done right – he knows that time is always of the essence when it comes to repairs and maintenance projects! Jake is one of our #GrowToPeople.