About

Brown Sugar Produce is located between Brandon and Rivers, Manitoba. The farm was started in 2001 by Stephanie Dillon and is now run by her daughter Teri Jenkins with husband Jon and daughter Myrah (2017).

We grow a wide variety of garden vegetables using ecological methods and prioritize close relationships with our customers through our Veggie Lovers Club CSA Program.
For a list of all the veggies we grow plus seasonal availability and storage tips, check out our Veggie Guide.

We love the connection involved in sharing our vegetables, and take pride in knowing each customer by name (and also by their favourite vegetable!).

In 2022, we are supplying CSA members in our Veggie Lover’s Club and will have occasional opportunities to place orders for pickup.  We will not be using social media platforms or doing regular markets.  Please add your name to our email list so we can keep you in the loop!

Meet Your Farmers

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Jon Jenkins grew up in Earnscliffe, Prince Edward Island with the ocean as his backyard.  He discovered his passion for growing at a young age in his Dad’s large garden, and has worked on organic farms across Canada.

Jon has a range of hobbies and is always learning something new.  Currently he is mastering the piano and finessing his baking skills!  

 

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I was born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba.  I was 15 when Mom started a market garden, and as soon as we went to the farmer’s market, I was hooked. During & after University (Calgary, BA English/Sociology 2008) I worked in a range of produce retail positions which deepened my understanding of the industry. Shortly after meeting Jon, we went East and lived in Nova Scotia for 3 seasons where we found many farming mentors and colleagues, and got married. In 2015 we moved to Manitoba, purchased a property near Rivers and joined my Mom’s business, adding our daughter Myrah in 2017.

I love yoga, cats, food, cooking, and living a simple life connected to the earth.

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Myrah is 5 this year and is a wild and free farm kid, often helping us with tasks in the field (while sporting a princess dress, of course), or the all-important jumping in muddy puddles! She loves collecting eggs, playing with the hens or our 4 cats, planting lettuce, harvesting potatoes, and playing with the hose.

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For 5 years Janelle Vachon was seasonally employed on the farm and in 2021 she started her own market garden (and got married!): You can find Janelle Lach at Mad Dog Produce (near Plumas). We still work together whenever possible!

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