Hi! We're Danielle and Alicia Guichon and we are Backroads Family Farm Market!
In brief, our entrepreneurial spirit started from a very young age. Our parents encouraged us to sell our family farm's fresh corn door-to-door in our neighbourhood. Not long after, in 2001 we began selling produce at the Ladner Village Market, organized by Bill and Tracey McKnight. As the youngest vendors, we acquired business and marketing skills that we value and still use today. In the Summer of 2009 we took our Ladner Market set up to the road and the Arthur Drive Roadside Stand was born. Over the next 5 years we steadily grew our little Summer business (June-September) under our pop-up tent with only 8-10 items and forged many friendships with customers and suppliers. All these endeavors have led us to this point!
Our family built this stand in 1980 and ran it for 8 years. Things on the farm picked up and it was leased out to new owners thereafter. After 17 years of vacancy we decided to reopen this location that holds so many memories not only for us, but for others in the community that remember shopping here throughout the 1980s and 1990s as well.
You can expect to see local produce while in season, as well as other fresh fruits, veggies and local goods. We strive to bring you the utmost quality and freshness from local sources and elsewhere for your convenience. We take pride in the community we live in and support local farmers as much as possible, when possible.
We look forward to seeing you and thank you for supporting your next generation of local farmers! Be sure to say hello to your blonde and brunette, ray-ban wearing farm girls! xo