Harry and Beverley Crosby
Bev and Harry hosting bbq lunch for IPPS group after touring CBC Farm
Seasonal team pinching poinsettias
Family owned and operated, Cros-B-Crest Farm is led by Harry and Beverley Crosby. The duo undertook this horticulture venture in 1986 and have been the pivotal driving force in establishing what CBC Farm is today.
Harry joined his father, James Crosby, as managing partner of the farm in 1985. As any farmer knows, the work never ceases on the farm, but Harry enjoys the challenges and satisfaction of overseeing all long term and day-to-day operations of the farms many production entities, including the greenhouse enterprise. He is responsible for all aspects of crop production from planning to growing to shipping.
30 some odd years ago, Beverley wouldn't have guessed her interest in gardening would have become much more than just an hobby. Over the years, Beverley has worn many hats including marketing manager, accountant, human resources, the list goes on and on, but the role she enjoys most is managing Cros-B-Crest's seasonal team. Beverley takes "organizational skills" to a whole new level and keeps the greenhouse operation in top shape. Beverley is an active leader in the community and church. She serves as choir director for her church and is an active supporter of the local community theatre.
Harry and Beverley have four children, Bill, Jimmy, Maggie, and Aaron, all of which have been involved with Cros-B-Crest Farm over the years. While they have all pursued different career paths of their own, Jimmy and Maggie have joined the family business full time. Jimmy manages the grain and cropping enterprises, as well as, the poultry enterprise on the farm while assisting in the greenhouse during the busy season. Maggie manages the marketing and sales of the greenhouse operation while also assisting Harry in the overall planning and production of seasonal annuals.
A very key component of the success of CBC Farm is its strong seasonal workforce. Our seasonal team is made up of employees dedicated to the healthy production of plants and commitment to offering excellent service to our customers. We are honored to have such great employees, some of which have been with CBC Farm for over 20 years.