Ken and Faye were born and raised in this area. Ken’s degree in crop science from the University of Guelph
and Faye’s Brock University Business degree complement each other
nicely for operating a farm market. Ken has worked in different agricultural
industries and been involved in farming all his life.
We purchased our farm in 1997. After living in town for a few years
we had the “itch” to raise our family in the country
and we really wanted more space. Looking for ways to maximize productivity
from a small land base led us to explore fruit and vegetable farming.
The Orangeville/Shelburne areas lacked any significant fresh produce
farms and our farm’s central location with sandy-loam soil
made these crop’s seem like a natural fit. A healthy farm
pond also provides much needed water to our strawberries for both
protection and watering purposes.
Our first strawberries were marketed in 2000 with the following
years bringing sweet corn, potatoes, pumpkins, raspberries and asparagus.
Our three children, aged 20, 16 and 13, are an important source of labour around the farm. We all keep involved in many community
activities in the area. Winter “downtime” can usually
find us at an arena, curling club, ski resort or on the snowmobile