Vick Family Farms
In 1975 Jerome and Diane Vick left their full-time jobs to start work on the 25-hectare farm where Jerome’s grandfather Olaud Vick had raised his family of six. With endless determination and a strong work ethic, they became successful farmers whose farmland has grown to over 7,000 acres. Jerome and Diane have made a place for their children Charlotte Vick and Linwood Vick to become partners and even the forth generation is now joining the farm. Today Vick Family Farms is well known as a leading player in the sweet potato industry.
— SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Love of people and the environment
Vick Family Farms’ awards in conservation demonstrate their enormous commitment to maintaining their farmland and ensuring quality produce while minimising the impact on the environment. Vick Family Farms follows strict rotation procedures to help prevent plant diseases and applies all the recommended fertiliser and lime programmes along with other recommended sustainable practices.
Supporting both their local community and farming initiatives is very important to the family. For example, they launched pink sweet potato boxes to support the fight against breast cancer. A proportion of the proceeds goes to the Mother’s Day Mammogram programme for women who can’t afford mammograms.
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— GET TO KNOW CHARLOTTE
“Farming is our heart and soul”
With new generations yet to join the Vick partnership, Charlotte and Linwood envision many new opportunities to grow the farm into even bigger dreams.
“Farming is our heart and soul. What better way to raise our children to have the same love for the land? Vick Family Farms have wonderful employees that are part of the leadership team and share the same family values, which will allow us to grow into the future of agriculture. We were raised on the farm to work hard and appreciate the value of a dollar and grow what our parents began. Our dreams developed into more than we could have ever imagined, and we hope our children will broaden that to even greater things.”