Pemberton Haven was established in 2015 by like-minded individuals who share an affinity for the natural beauty and bounty that the Pemberton Valley has to offer. By utilizing tried and true market garden farming methods, we work together to provide the Sea to Sky and Greater Vancouver area with the finest produce, lamb, and honey that this beautiful valley has to offer.
As a native of Alberta, Mark spent some of the most memorable years of his youth playing in the pristine Rocky Mountains. This is where his deeply rooted love affair for big mountain ranges, glaciers and jagged peaks began. In 1994 he left Alberta to start work in BC’s Silviculture industry. Planting trees throughout most of the province and bouncing back home for winters, he made the permanent move to Whistler in 1997. After immersing himself in the mountain culture of Whistler and playing to no end in its surrounding back country, it wasn’t long before Mark discovered the beauty and fertility of the Pemberton Meadows. First moving to town in 2004 then transitioning up the valley to Pemberton Haven’s current location in 2015. Respecting the rich farming history that Pemberton has to offer, Marks goal is to contribute to the Pemberton farming communities amazing legacy and to grow the Pemberton Haven farm in a sustainable manner.”
Growing up in one of southwestern Ontario’s rich agricultural communities, Jeff has always had an affinity for the farming lifestyle and quality food. In 2008, Jeff made the move to beautiful Whistler to experience mountain life and all the amazing thing it has to offer. After years of discovering many of the different communities around British Columbia, he made the move to re-engage with the farming lifestyle has was raised to love. Jeff joined the team in 2017 and his goal was simple – have everything from the fresh produce to the finest lamb reflect the beauty and quality Pemberton’s mountains and its farming community have to offer.
Originally from a small town in northern Ontario, Meesh has spent more than half of her life so far in the Sea to Sky corridor and has called Pemberton home for the past 8 years. Growing up she spent time in the family’s vegetable garden with her parents where she developed her farming spirit. With over 13 years of landscaping experience in the Sea to Sky while also tending and establishing a thriving garden of her own, Meesh has shifted her interests to the farming and culinary worlds, growing delicious, healthy ingredients.
Born and raised in British Columbia in a small northern town, Michelle is the daughter of hard-working coal mining parents. She always had aspirations of living in a big city and moved to Vancouver in 1989. For years she has working in various industries and has had numerous exciting jobs that bring a tremendous amount of life experiences. Michelle still keeps the small town lifestyle close to her heart and is thrilled to bring her skills and experience to the Pemberton Haven team.
After travelling to Whistler in 2011 from the Czech Republic, Honza fell in love with the majestic Coastal Mountains and in 2016, he decided to make Pemberton his permanent home. Since being introduced to beekeeping 12 years ago by his Granddad, Honza has become fascinated with everything bees. Driven by this fascination, he attended his local agricultural university to study bees more in depth. He is excited to bring his knowledge and experience to Canada and the Pemberton Haven family.
Mikey has been on the farm since its inception and he enjoys seeding crops in the fields, harvesting, and taking care of our livestock.
Joey has been on the farm since its inception and he enjoys operating farm equipment, seeding crops in the fields, harvesting vegetables, and taking care of our livestock.
The heartbeat of Pemberton Produce, this location is responsible for the growth of our premium vegetables, both root and leafy greens, for distribution to a grocery store near you! The U-Pick farmstand will be completed in Summer 2020 with operations beginning upon completion.
Propagation begins in our state of the art 3000 sq. ft. greenhouse where we carefully monitor the growth of each vegetable variety. This facility is home for our starter plant and hanging basket programs, where we are constantly innovating and trying to come up with new ways to serve you!
The focus center for root and leafy green vegetables for restaurant production. We work with chefs, restaurant managers and grocers alike to cultivate and grow produce that fits your needs!