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Loren Taves - Owner, Taves Family Farms and Applebarn Pumpkin Farm - Food Talks Volume 12

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This is the twelfth event in this Food Talks series! Come join us to meet and mingle with other foodies, and to hear some enlightening speakers from the food community. Hosted by Richard Wolak - Founder of Vancouver Foodster and Food Talks Theme: Perfectionism in our Food Community 1) Getting it right, always 2) How have they achieved their goals 3) Is failing a concern to being innovative Speaker shown in this video: Loren Taves Owner, Taves Family Farms and Applebarn Pumpkin Farm Located in Abbotsford, BC, Taves Family Farms was established in 1969 by Loren Taves’ parents. After Loren graduated, he and his brother decided to pursue farming and focused on niche markets, starting with gooseberries and then apples that were unique to coastal climates. Shortly afterwards, Loren started growing red and black currants followed by artisan peppers and tomatoes.Today, Taves Family Farms consists of 4.5 acres of greenhouses that grow artisan vegetables. The Taves are active in farmers’ markets, extending from Abbotsford to Vancouver, where they sell their 100% Natural Apple Cider (picked, pressed and bottled on site), plums, pears, gooseberries, currants, several varieties of apples and tomatoes, miniature peppers and cucumbers, and eggplant. “Since 1998, I have been involved in selling our produce at farmers’ markets and directly to customers at the farm gate. This lead me to believe that by participating in the direct sale of the food we grow, it’s an important part of the farm as it informs not only the consumers about where the food is grown, and who grows it, but it also teaches the farmer about what consumers want and like. This important process continues on at the various farmers’ markets we attend and at the Applebarn every fall. It’s why we state with pride “Come to the Farm for a Taste of the Country.” (Loren Taves) The entire operation is founded on environmentally responsible and ethical farming practices, innovation, community, and quality. In 1990, Loren and his wife, Corinne Taves, created the Applebarn—a destination designed for ‘fall family’ fun. Loren’s philosophy is to “continue perfecting the complex relationship between the land and resources and the business of growing food.” He is passionate about farming, and will continue to develop the important and direct connection between the harvest of great food and the families that enjoy it. You can follow Loren on twitter @TavesFarms Food Talks is a series of social gatherings and talks featuring experts from the food community in Vancouver BC Canada Presented by http://foodtalks.ca For more videos from Food Talks please visit http://foodtalks.ca Hosted by Richard Wolak http://vanfoodster.com http://twitter.com/vanfoodster Video filmed by Geoff Peters of http://birdsinthehouse.com