CAN: Grand Falls gardeners tackle inflation with home-grown vegetables Social Sharing

As food prices rise, a gardening couple in northwestern New Brunswick is providing their community with affordable, healthy vegetables. Rezel and Camille Rossignol own and operate Hearn Farm in Grand Falls, where they produce a wide variety of vegetables.

They include Chinese cabbage, tatsoi, peanuts, luffa, Asian spinach, butternut, onions and garlic, bitter gourd, Saskatoon berry, and potatoes, most of them getting a head start in one of the farm's two greenhouses.

Although they may be doing it on a greater scale, the Rossignols are just among many New Brunswickers who have taken to growing food on their own land, often inspired by inflation.

Rezel Rossignol grew up in a small farming village in Palimbang Sultan Kudarat, Philippines. She credits her upbringing for nurturing her undying love for plants. "I love watching them grow," she said. "From the seeds that you put in the dirt until they bloom and produce, it is really satisfying to see." In 2017, she and biochemist Camille Rossingnol got married in New Brunswick and started their garden together.

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