OUR ROOTS

The Eng Family

Our Roots

Since Ng Fat Chung first came from China, he dreamed of growing vegetables with his French-Canadian wife and growing family. They bought the farm in Zephyr and spent many years growing both vegetables and children on the property. After Mr Eng’s passing, the 9th of their 18 children, Ted and his wife Jannette decided to carry on the family tradition, turning to organic methods in 1993 for the health of their family, customers and land.

A Family Legacy

The eldest of their children, Douglas fell in love with working the soil and now works together with Ted & Jannette to manage the 120 acres and more than 45 greenhouses that make up Zephyr Organics. They feed thousands of people each year through growing wholesale organic vegetables that can be found in grocery stores, box programs, restaurants and prepared foods. Their daughter Regina manages the office & human resources and together with her husband Mark and their children, grow some of the root crops that keep our cooler stocked with local items all year round.

New Growth

Jennifer met Douglas and in 2008 married into a whole new amazing world of hard work and an incredible variety of organic vegetables. In an effort to share the bounty she had discovered and connect families in the GTA to the joys of their organic gardens, Jennifer took the Farm Share Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program the Eng family had envisioned and grew it into a thriving service that is connecting over 200 families each season with healthy organic produce directly from the farm. Now Jennifer and Douglas’ 3 children are discovering the beauty, hard work and importance of growing healthy foods just as nature intended along with them!

Our Farm Team

Many hands makes light work they say, and we couldn’t feed the thousands of families we do each year in our wholesale division without our amazing team of experienced workers. Our delivery drivers, tractor drivers, general labourers and farm share harvester/packers form a team that takes the vegetables from seed to harvest and right to our customers. We employ both local staff and migrant workers that work together to put organic food on Candians’ tables. If you ate today, thank a farm worker!

If you enjoy a hard day’s work and knowing that you are having a healthy impact on yourself and others, you may be a good fit for our team. Please send resumes to jobs@zephyrorganics.com.