Breeden family takes over Van Essen Nursery
(L-R) Derry and Celia Breeden and baby Silvia Anne
Breeden Family Farms/ BFF Nursery

Breeden family takes over Van Essen Nursery

Breeden Family Farms will produce perennials, shrubs and woody ornamentals with several key former Van Essen employees.

Last fall, Breeden Family Farms/B.F.F. Nursery had its grand opening in Lebanon, Oregon. The new business took over a portion of the former Van Essen Nursery, which operated in Lebanon for 45 years.

Derry and Celia Breeden, along with baby Silvia Anne, are continuing the Van Essen tradition of growing perennial flowers, woody shrubs and ornamentals. Along with consulting from Dave Van Essen, the Breedens are fortunate to have brought on Pablo Gonzales, who was Van Essen’s head nurseryman for 27 years, and his wife, Antonia, another longtime employee.

Read the full story from the Lebanon Express.