Meet Jeff

Jeff farms here at Birkbank Farms, together with his wife Sharon. They grow asparagus, peas, beans, cabbage, potatoes and sweet corn, as well as strawberries and raspberries. Birkbank is a typical example of an Ontario farm that grows produce and sells a wide variety of vegetables to consumers through their on-farm market.


Jeff and Sharon were named Farmers of the Year and have contributed greatly to on-farm teaching programs. Jeff is a past Chair of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association, the Canadian Horticultural Council and AGCare. He has championed many issues for farmers in Canada, Europe, Australia and the U.S. Farmer Jeff is indeed “outstanding in his field”.