Rick Havlak - Founder

Rick Havlak - Owner

Founder Rick Havlak first came to Vancouver in 2006 to study at UBC. He got the inspiration for Homestead Junction from his own experience trying various food projects. When setting out to make cheese, jam, and roast coffee he wasn’t sure where to begin. Finally, after searching all over town and ordering supplies online, he jumped right in – and on the first try wound up with sour milk, fruit syrup, and burned beans. This store is designed for people in the same boat; whether you’re motivated by curiosity, love of learning, nostalgia, local self-sufficency, or the environment, we think learning to make your own food and household supplies should be fun and easy, not frustrating.

Some of Rick's current favorites: