If you hadn’t noticed, Justin has an addiction… to plants, that is.
Like his great grandfather, grandfather and father, it’s in the genes and he just loves growing things. Now, with the Front Porch Farm Stand, he’s started a little nursery to help others “grow their own groceries.”
Some family history
In their top years (1920 -1960) tree-nursery De Coninck-Dervaes was very famous through the whole world. Already in that time they made export to the whole Europe, USA, Japan,… They where nearly exclusive supplier for the gardens of the Belgian and lot of European royal families. The Belgian Kings were many times unofficial in Maldegem to choose trees and other flower plants as roses for their gardens. In the 1950’s and 1960’s film stars, singers, international jet set,… were the guests of De Coninck-Dervaes. They took over tree-nurseries in whole Europe. Even not the sky was the limit. In the 1960’s they named a new rose type ‘Caravelle’. Therefore they rented a Caravelle airplane and during a flight over Belgium high in the sky our current Queen Paola (than Princess) baptized the new rose. A non seen marketing event for Belgian at that time… [Please note that this is a translation into English from Flemish by a Flemish friend]
You see why he really can’t help it!
Anyhow, you local city farmers might like to know that Justin is selling heirloom tomatoes and soil block seedlings, along with other helpful garden supplies. He always lends a helpful tip and his expertise to customers with a charming smile.
Folks are always telling me how healthy Justin’s plants are compared to those they’ve gotten at local nurseries. One customer comes every few days to see what new soil blocks seedlings he’s put out on the shelves. The soil block seedlings Justin is selling costs 20 cents a piece – a steal, if you ask me!
Front Porch Farm Stand & Nursery
Sunday to Friday 10 Am – 8 PM
Or buy Justin’s selection of heirloom seeds online