About Mike & Juanita

Mike

You could say Mike Gomes’ life came full-circle when he and his wife Juanita bought Mike’s Produce in April 2014. He grew up on a 10-acre farm in Osoyoos where he and his family planted, harvested and packaged a laundry list of vegetables and soft fruits. From onions, garlic and potatoes to cherries and apricots, he learned first-hand what it takes to be a grower.

This put him in good stead to operate a thriving grocery market that places an emphasis on sourcing fresh, healthy food from local growers.

Mike even spent time working at his future business as a part-time employee while pursuing a business diploma at UBC Okanagan. Before taking ownership of Mike’s Produce, Mike worked in realty in Kelowna for nearly a decade.

Juanita

Like Mike, Juanita also grew up on a farm in Kelowna that her family maintains to this day. A Chartered Professional Accountant by trade, she oversees the financial side of Mike’s Produce while also serving her other clients’ needs as an independent consultant.

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Our Team


Managers
Cheryl, Store Manager

With more than 14 years at Mike’s Produce, few people know as much about fresh fruits and veggies as Cheryl. An organized multi-tasker with an eye for detail, she loves assisting customers while working alongside her friendly team. In her spare time, Cheryl is an avid reader, gardener and baker.


Kevin, Manager

Originally from Vancouver, Kevin brings a keen eye and more than five years of produce experience to his role as manager. He takes great pride in ensuring the products are cleaned and trimmed for top-tier quality. After graduating from UBC Okanagan with a BA, he decided to stay in the Okanagan, where he enjoys hiking and exploring the valley year-round. Embracing his role as leader and a teacher, Kevin likes working with the wide array of characters at Mike’s Produce, which creates a unique and fun work atmosphere.


Sean, Fresh Face

Mark, 1 years

Ian, 8 years

Erika, 3 years

Julie, 3 years