[Cebu City] June 15, 2022— Filipina farmer Rezel Rossignol and her biochemist husband in New Brunswick, Canada have a thriving farm that has provided healthy and affordable vegetables to their community in the face of growing costs
Rezel Rossignol grew up in a small farming village in Palimbang Sultan Kudarat, Philippines. Her parents imbued her with a “love for plants” and gardening.
Rezel and her husband Camille have been married since 2017. They are the owner of the Hearn Farm in Grand Falls, N.B. where they produce 50 varieties of vegetables.
Vegetables like bottle gourd, Chinese cabbage, tatsoi, peanuts, luffa, Asian spinach, bitter gourd, corn, potatoes, and many more.
In an interview with CBC, Filipina farmer Rezel said “I love watching them grow.”
“From the seeds that you put in the dirt, until they bloom and produce, it is really satisfying to see.”
According to the CBC, the couple is one of several people who have turned to home gardening to fight inflation.
“I wish in my big heart, to help my community especially, to buy affordable veggies and healthy ones, especially at this time of the year that everything is up or expensive,” Rezel said.
Camille, Rezel’s husband, stated Rezel’s basic instincts in farming frequently surprise him.
“Me being a biochemist, I just analyze the soil, and she just goes through it and will tell me ‘Oh, I don’t think that will fit’ and she’s mostly right, just by the texture of the soil,” Camille Rossignol said.