Meet the Rochon Garden Team
I have been growing fruits and vegetables farming since I was a young boy, learning the trade from my father. Today, I coordinate the seeding, planting and ensure that our fruits and vegetables get the right amount of nutrition. I'm also passing my knowledge onto the next generation as Jon and Ann Marie usher the farm into a new era.
I have been involved in farming from a young age when Gerry and I first met. I coordinate all the potted flower combinations with assorted colors and varieties to fascinate any enthusiast. Like Gerry, I'm passing my knowledge of running a farm onto the new generation.
I'm following in my fathers and grandfathers footsteps, by ushering Rochon Gardens into a new era. From improving the farms business model to introducing the latest technologies that help the farm run more efficiently. I want to ensure the farm remains a staple in the Ottawa community for years to come.
Gerry and I grew up on the farm together, learning the trade from our father. In the summer months, I co-ordinate the distribution of the CSA shares.
I make sure the farm equipment is running in top shape, it's critical to have good working equipment. You can always find me fixing something or inventing a new piece of equipment to help the farm run more efficiently. When I'm not at the farm, I can be found at one of our farmers market stands in Ottawa.
Ann Marie Rochon
Jon and I were married in 2019 and are working together to usher the farm into a new area. Before meeting Jon, I didn't have much experience working on a farm but I was and am eager to learn every aspect of the trade.When I'm not running the day-to-day operations of the farm, I can be found at one of our farmers market stands in Ottawa.
From a very young age, I've been involved in the farm. Usually helping my Aunt Diane at the Byward Market stand. Today, I run our CSA program and can be found at our farmers market stands around Ottawa.
Shaunna is my Mom and Diane and Gerry are my mémère and pépère. I oversee the management of our greenhouses. With my little yellow wagon, I do regular inspection of the greenhouses and fields to ensure our products are of the highest quality.
I work Diane on the designs for our beautiful flower baskets. In the summer months I Manage our stand at the Parkdale Market.