Our story begins 12 years ago when we purchased 34 acres of woodland in Fort Augustus, PEI. Our daughter Ella was born 6 months later. As she grew, so did our property as we acquired the neighbouring properties to the north. At that time we had no intention of blueberry farming and were just looking for some land to call our own to build some hiking trails and a place to cut firewood for the family. As we began to wander through the property we began to notice the abundance of wild blueberry plants in areas that were previously cleared of trees. And this began the passion we named Ella’s Forest!
It was also the beginning of years of manual labor, studying, experimenting, YouTubing, Googling, and perhaps a bit of trail blazing. There wasn’t a blueberry farmer within 10 kilometres that we didn’t talk to about their blueberry growing practices. We felt like blueberry spies! (not pies)
But we knew we could do this our way. We knew organic wild blueberry farming was our calling.