This week, we present you new PEIBWA Member Connie Spencer, from Wee Rover Farm. Her business is located in Murray River!
Name of Business: The name of my business is ‘Wee Rover Farm’ and it’s my dream coming true.
What kind of work did you do in the past and what inspired you to start your own business? How long have you owned your business?
After over 20 years in tourism and customer service I made the leap in 2020. In the midst of the pandemic, I thought “life is too short for not doing what you love”. Last year, I registered the business and had a very soft opening by partaking in the local farmers market in Murray Harbour.
What services does Wee Rover Farm provide?
I sell vegetables, herbs and flowers that I grow sustainably and organically (although not certified yet). I really believe in growing joy with flowers, self care and that everyone should be buying locally grown everything to help our planet and carbon footprint. I also believe everyone should try to grow food and flowers themselves and the mental and physical benefits of gardening are amazing!!!
Along with the farmers market and weekly boxes (pick what you want model) I am also offering by appointment: flower u pick, pick your own for brides, harvest your own supper, and workshops on how to make bouquets. I also have events lined up such as: ‘Beer & Blooms’ at Copper Bottom Brewer, yoga on the farm, ‘sip and snip’ featuring stellar sommelier Leslie, and I am in talks for a vegan farm to table event.
What challenges have you overcome?
I have had no funding help at all as I’m seasonal and didn’t qualify for anything like SKILLS etc. It’s definitely been building slowly and for a tight few years. Luckily, I have a very supportive hubby and two amazing daughters who help out a bit.
What sets you apart from your competitors?
I believe I am set apart from competitors because I offer things no one else does in the Southern Kings area. I’m super excited about this coming season.
How can people contact you?