Gelderman Pork Farms in the Fraser Valley near Vancouver

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Gelderman Farms Quality Pork Division Closes It’s Doors

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

Please Note: Our blueberry and compost divisions are currently continuing to operate.

It is with extreme mixed emotions that we are writing this letter.

For various reasons, we have decided to retire. Our children have all taken a different path in life and we want to support them in their decisions. Over the past year Jerry has been struggling with some health issues and he needs to slow down. We’ve had a couple of individuals interested in purchasing the business but to no success. This was not an easy decision for us to make. That being said May 14, 2021 will be our last date for taking orders, subject to product being available.

Through this journey over the past 12 years we have learned a lot, met a lot of wonderful people and are truly thankful for all the people who have supported us. We’ve had frustrations, joys, chaos and been stretched further than we ever thought possible but mostly we’ve had fun. It has truly been an amazing journey.

We have appreciated the many compliments on our products. Thank you so much for the past 12 years.

We encourage you to continue to buy local where possible and support other local farmers.

We look forward to our “after the butcher shop” life to see where God leads us.  Our prayer is that we can figure out what’s going on with Jerry’s health, that we will be able to spend more time with family and that we can start on the “honey do” list.

Some of our favorite quotes are:

  • “Faith is not about everything turning out okay.  Faith is about being okay no matter how things turn out.”
  • “You don’t always need a plan – sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.”
  • “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Thanks for the memories and blessings to all.

Jerry and Audrey

Gelderman Farms LTD.
Phone # office:  604-864-9096
Email: jageld@shaw.ca