In 1994 Paul & Hilda de Jonge purchased 80 acres five kilometres east of Lethbridge, 1km south of Highway 3 on the Broxburn road. The farm provided a home, but also was planned for a U-pick operation. In 1996 a small greenhouse was built to grow peppers. In 2001 a larger greenhouse went into operation and tomatoes and cucumbers were added to the mix. In 2002 they remodeled a barn for the purpose of a storefront and café. In June 2004 the café was officially opened. Today land is rented for crop rotation to keep the home fields in top condition. The years between brassica crops forage is grown. This minimizes the seeding out of weeds.
Farm Fresh Produce
We choose our variety of tomatoes carefully so that the customer gets the maximum flavour. Harvesting vine ripened tomatoes daily ensures mother natures best benefit. We also grow long English cucumbers, mimi cucumbers, eggplant, beans and butter head lettuce in the greenhouse. Harvest in the greenhouses starts in February with mini cucumbers and continues until December when we clean out the greenhouse and put in the new crop.
Our primary field U-pick crops are strawberries and raspberries. The ever bearing strawberries produce extremely sweet berries right up to the first killing frost. This often is later in September or sometimes in October. The cool prairie nights contribute to the sweetness of the berries. Further, we grow cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, onions, pumpkins, zucchini, squash, kale, asparagus, artichoke and herbs.
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