Hello! I am Hilton Schultz, a passionate farmer based in the charming town of Abbotsford, Canada. Farming has been my lifelong calling, and I take immense pride in cultivating the land and tending to the animals at Gelderman Farms, my family-owned farm.
Born and raised in Abbotsford, my love for nature and agriculture blossomed from a young age. As a child, I would spend countless hours exploring the countryside, fascinated by the beauty and intricacies of farm life. Those early experiences laid the foundation for my future as a dedicated farmer.
After completing my education, I returned to Abbotsford with a vision of creating a thriving farm that would not only produce high-quality agricultural products but also serve as a place of connection between nature and people. In pursuit of this dream, I established Gelderman Farms, where we specialize in various agricultural endeavors, including the cultivation of fresh produce, raising livestock, and maintaining private farmer’s houses that embrace the rustic charm of the countryside.
Driven by a desire to share my knowledge and experiences, I launched the geldermanfarms.ca website and blog. Through this platform, I aim to inspire and educate fellow farmers, enthusiasts, and nature lovers about the joys and challenges of farm life. The blog features articles covering a wide range of topics, from sustainable farming practices and organic agriculture to the joys of rural living and the warmth of farm-to-table cooking.
At Gelderman Farms, we believe in sustainable and ethical farming practices. We take great care to ensure that our farm operates in harmony with the environment, emphasizing responsible land stewardship and the well-being of our animals. By integrating modern farming techniques with time-tested traditions, we strive to strike a balance between productivity and preserving the natural beauty that surrounds us.
When I’m not tending to the farm or writing for my blog, you can find me engaging with the Abbotsford community, sharing insights at local agricultural events, and encouraging others to embrace the beauty and serenity of farm life.
Farming has been a journey of growth and learning for me, and each day brings new challenges and rewards. My hope is that through my work at Gelderman Farms and my online presence, I can inspire others to appreciate the profound connection between humanity and the land we call home.
Thank you for joining me on this adventure. I invite you to explore my blog and share in the wonders of farm life as we continue to grow together.
My work in the form of articles:
- The Joy of U-Pick Farms: A Guide to Berry Picking in Abbotsford
- Aquaponics and Hydroponics: Innovative Farming in Abbotsford
- The Healing Power of Farm Therapy in Abbotsford
- Beyond Crops: The Role of Livestock Farms in Abbotsford’s Agriculture
- Farm-Based Education: Teaching Sustainability to the Next Generation in Abbotsford