Mike Van Der Griend
We are Mike and Jocelyn, and our five children; the unlikely combination of an American farm boy from Iowa, and a city gal from Perth, Western Australia. We hale from California's Central Valley, known as: California’s "bread basket". This region is one of the most intensively farmed dairy, beef and agricultural regions of the USA; responsible for producing a large percentage of the United States food consumption.
Here, Mike had the privilege of working as a cattle veterinarian. Together as a family, our journey in California has influenced our passion for regenerative agriculture, which connects to local communities, but also has a vision for the world beyond. Seeing the rich potential that Australia's South West afforded, we eventually made the decision to relocate and pursue this ethos, and our passion for good, healthy food, as The Organic Fine Food Company (TOFFC).
Mike’s background in science has allowed us to see how macro and microbiological diversity is necessary for energy and nutrient cycling on planet earth. We look forward to a future where food is connected to professional intervention and becomes the prescribed form of preventative medicine.