History of our Farm
Hi, Its farmer Joe.
My wife's family has been growing apples for a very long time. Her Opa came from Holland and purchased a farm just down the road from Great Lakes Farms in the 1950's (The picture above is of his family). He took what he learned in Holland, and started planting dwarf apple trees in Canada. He was one of the first in the area to do so. Opa sold his apples through the wholesale market.
His son, and my favorite father in law, took over the farming operations and purchased Great Lakes Farms in 2000 to expand the existing farm. My wife, along with her sisters and brother helped out with many different farm jobs from thinning apples to selling apple pie.
In 2005 I came into the picture, marrying the oldest daughter. I grew up on a dairy farm, so I had a lot to learn about apples. Our passion for agriculture has allowed us to work hard with our children running Great Lakes Farms. We love what we do and hope you enjoy the farm!