It was 70 years in the past a pair from the Netherlands packed up their baggage and got here to Saskatoon in hopes of a brighter future.
It was right here they started the household enterprise, Dutch Growers.
Three generations later, the greenhouse stays one of the in style spots within the metropolis.
“With solely a suitcase, a hat and $20 of their pocket principally, they only began from scratch and constructed up the corporate,” Dutch Growers proprietor Rick Van Duyvendyk mentioned about his mother and father.
Simply as Rick as soon as labored together with his household on the enterprise, his daughter Nikki Van Duyvendyk additionally works on operating the enterprise — one thing she at all times dreamed of rising up.
“That is what I at all times hoped I might do,” Nikki defined. “I’m simply very proud that my grandparents got here right here with nothing, they began with a area and now now we have a spot that our entire household can work at.”
The household now has one other location in Regina, one thing they by no means anticipated would occur seven a long time in the past.
“Our staff is superb… It’s really fantastic and I’m very grateful to be a part of a household enterprise,” Nikki mentioned.
A method the household is commemorating the anniversary is by displaying the household’s first automobile that they ever owned in Canada.
“They used it for every part from working within the fields, to landscaping, to going to church to getting their groceries, it was their one automobile and I hung onto it and I restored it,” Rick mentioned.
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Rick and Nikki are excited to rejoice 70 years of operating a household enterprise, however they know there’s many extra anniversaries to come back.
“With out the folks of Saskatchewan supporting native companies like ours we might by no means be successful like we’re.”
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