Seeking the splendour of rolling countryside, fertile fields, fresh air and sunshine, Nick and Lynda purchased the farm in 1982.
Hard work and determination grew a herd of a 150 sow farrow to finish pork farm. In a failing marketplace hard work and determination weren't enough to keep the farm afloat; they looked for ways to diversify.
The following year the Barrie Farmers' Market was rejuvenated. That venue seemed to be a natural progression of farm gate sales. As business grew, more retail space was needed. More people were coming directly to the farm. Nick and Lynda opened a small store in a room adjoining the house. Here they started with the three P's; Pork, Pies, Preserves.
Customers coming to the farm wanted to source out more variety in local meats and produce. Nick and Lynda talked to members of their farming community and were able to increase the offerings. In 2000 their eldest son, Shane, returned to the family operation after completing college and gaining practical experience through management of retail business. Shane shares a passion for providing premium locally produced organic and traditionally raised foods to the local community.
In 2002 the still family-owned and operated farm built their new on-farm market store. Through the new store they are able to continue to provide for the growing needs of the community, and continue to work with more farmers in offering you the best our area has to offer.
In 2002, the full-fledged scratch bakery and certified kitchen started production 7 days a week.
In 2010, the Cafe, began offering homemade soups, sandwiches and salads for eat-in or take-out, along with certified organic, fair trade teas and coffees.