By CBC News |

An Annapolis Valley, N.S., man who first came to the province as a foreign farm worker has created a true Cinderella story by starting his own business.

Richard Gardner applied to work in Canada in 2004, but had no say in where he would go. He didn’t know anything about the Annapolis Valley.

He went to work for Charles Keddy Farms and Melvin Farms.

After a few seasons of work, he grew to love Nova Scotia.

Then he met Serilla and fell in love with her, too. They married.

This summer, she helped him open Cinderella’s Caribbean Pot in New Minas.  Cinderella is his mother’s name.

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