Why are we called FRL Gardens?


Welcome to the FRL Gardens' blog.  I get asked all the time what does FRL stands for and I thought this would be a great opportunity to share how that unique name came to be.

The root of the FRL name developed a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, when I was a younger version of myself. Back then my daughter was a toddler and she had a very interesting habit, instead of saying "are you serious" or "really" when she was excited or surprised she would say "for real life".  For instance, one time at christmas she was so excited for santa to visit and was trying to stay up to see him, so I said to her that if she didn't go to bed and fall asleep then santa wouldn't visit and she exclaimed "FOR REAL LIFE?".  Jenn and I thought this saying was hilarious and so we adopted it into our everyday vocabulary and, as with many things these days, it very quickly became shortened to FRL.

Fast forward a handful of years to when my daughter had been diagnosed with a rare brain tumour.  It was during this scary and stressful time that I had a dream about owning my own market garden and the name FRL Gardens came to me.  To us, the name FRL represents living life to the fullest, following your dreams, and appreciating the little important things in life because you never know when change is right around the corner.  Now Mason has a sparkle in her eye and has become a beautiful and strong young woman.  She is working side by side with Jenn and I in the gardens to help plant, care for and harvest our beautiful produce. Chances are that if you've enjoyed some of FRL Gardens super fresh chemical free vegetables then Mason has played a role in getting them to you!

So there you have it, the origin story of our unique and special name FRL Gardens. I find the name to be super fitting in so many ways, now go eat your veggies and enjoy yourself...FOR REAL LIFE.

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