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Fred, Monde and their 5 children recently relocated from the Fraser valley where they farmed and lived on Fred's 5 acres family farm to the Okanagan valley. Fred lived on this farm since the age of 12. His parents Abraham Aldof and Elvira Janzen started the family farm in 1973; they raised Fred and his two sisters there. Fred's mother Elvira fondly known as Oma grew vegetables and did a lot of canning. She grew a lot of cabbages and made family favorite Borscht soup which she generously donated to her church family. She also graciously passed the family recipe and the love of canning to Monde; her daughter-in law.
The family grew their first crop of Red Russian garlic in 2014, starting with 500 certified organic seed, on 1/2 an acre of the farm. As the garlic inventory increased in 2015, they planted more garlic in their front lawn. In 2016 and 2017 they took back 1/3 of the 3 acres of leased land from their rental farmer and planted more garlic. They also sold their first commercial crop in 2017 and supplied fresh, no spray pesticide free garlic to most farm stores in the Fraser valley. In 2018 they expanded their production and bought twice the land in Kelowna, British Columbia. Currently they have approximately 55,000 bulbs and look forward to new opportunities in their new city.