Peas on Earth Certified Organic Market Garden, was officially founded by Eric and Ruby Chen in the year 2000. Eric has worked on his family's vegetable farm since he was in junior high school. After Eric and Ruby finished their studies at the University of Alberta, majoring in Agriculture Economics and Business respectively, they decided to commit to farming on a full time basis. Since then, they have put their minds and souls into their market garden business and have built and nurtured it with love. Eric has been practicing organic farming since the 1990s but did not apply for organic certification until the year 2000.
Eric and Ruby have chosen organic farming practices in part because they believe that incurable diseases such as cancers are caused by the chemicals used in typical food production. Therefore, they want to do their share in providing the community with a fresh and healthy alternative to the chemically treated and genetically modified foods.
Operating on 65 acres of land with a 5,000 sq. ft. green house facility, Peas On Earth currently have selling locations at the Old Strathcona Farmers' Market, the St.Albert Outdoor Farmers' Market, and the Callingwood Farmers' Market.
The Peas On Earth also opens its farm store every Fridays in July and August to provide customers greater accessability to fresh organic veggies.