Shannon Jones is a first generation farmer in Nova Scotia where she runs Broadfork Farm with her partner Bryan. Together they make a livelihood by growing and selling organic vegetables, cut flowers, herbs, and seeds. They sell their products directly to their farmers’ market customers and to chefs.
Shannon first became involved with the NFU through the NFU Youth retreats which were incredibly inspirational to her. Other NFU committees that Shannon has been involved with are the Women’s Caucus (as Region 1 Women’s Advisor), International Program Committee, Direct Marketing Committee, Membership Development Committee, and most recently, the Indigenous Solidarity Working Group.
Besides being an active and engaged member of the NFU, she also volunteers on other agricultural boards and committees including Canadian Organic Growers (COG), Organic Federation of Canada (OFC), Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN), Coalition for Organics in NS (COINS), Cumberland Food Action Network (CFAN), Agrifutures NS/Grow NS, IFOAM North America (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements), and she sits on the Canadian Organic Standards Technical Committee representing ACORN.