FRESH OFF THE FARM!

WELCOME TO DEVRIES FRUIT FARM!

DEVRIES FRUIT FARM IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE DEVRIES FAMILY SINCE 1984. WE ARE LOCATED IN THE BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY OF FENWICK, ONTARIO, RIGHT IN THE HEART OF THE NIAGARA REGION, JUST OVER AN HOUR’S DRIVE FROM THE GTA AND 20 MINUTES FROM NIAGARA FALLS. OUR FARM STORE IS OPEN YEAR ROUND AND STOCKED WITH A VARIETY OF DELICIOUS LOCAL PRODUCTS. IN SEASON, WE SELL ONLY THE BEST LOCALLY GROWN AND HOME GROWN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FROM OUR 200 ACRE FARM.

IN ADDITION TO OUR PRE-PICKED CROPS, EACH JUNE, WE OFFER THE FUN AND FRESHNESS OF PICK-YOUR-OWN STRAWBERRIES.

 

CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE FARM? NO PROBLEM! BEYOND OUR FARM, WE SELL OUR FARM FRESH PRODUCE AT FIVE FARMERS’ MARKETS IN THE SURROUNDING AREA.

 

WE ALSO HAVE AN ONLINE SHOP WHICH OFFERS CURBSIDE PICKUP, PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE AND PICK IT UP FROM OUR PORCH.

 

IN TODAY’S DAY AND AGE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHERE YOUR FOOD COMES FROM. DISCOVER FOR YOURSELF OUR FARM FRESH DIFFERENCE. FROM OUR FARM TO YOUR TABLE, WE GUARANTEE YOU’LL LOVE THE GOOD THINGS GROWN IN ONTARIO AND KEEP COMING BACK FOR MORE!

 

DEVRIES FRUIT FARM IS A MEMBER OF ONTARIO FARM FRESH MARKETING ASSOCIATION, ONTARIO FEDERATION OF AGRICULTURE, AND KER CROP MANAGEMENT SERVICES.

 

OUR FARM STORE OFFERS AN ASSORTMENT OF FARM FRESH FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND A VARIETY OF DELICIOUS LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTS.

 

FARM FRESH FRUITS INCLUDE: APPLES, APRICOTS, BLUEBERRIES, NECTARINES, PEACHES, PEARS, PLUMS, RHUBARB, STRAWBERRIES, SWEET CHERRIES AND SOUR CHERRIES (PITTED IN 10 LB. PAILS).

 

FARM FRESH VEGETABLES INCLUDE: ASPARAGUS, BEANS, BEETS, BROCOLLI, CARROTS, CAULIFLOWER, GREEN ONIONS, LEEKS, LETTUCE, PEAS, PEEPERS, POTATOES, RADISHES, SQUASH AND FRESH PICKED, DELICIOUS SWEET CORN.

 

WE ALSO SELL FRESH EGGS, APPLE CIDER, CHERRY CONCENTRATE, LOCAL HONEY, JAMS, JELLYS AND PRESERVES, MAPLE SYRUP, APPLE BUTTER, APPLE SAUCE AND A VARIETY OF FROZEN PIES, FROZEN FRUIT,  INCLUDING BLUEBERRIES, PEACHES, RASPBERRIES, STRAWBERRIES AND SOUR CHERRIES.

 

OUR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE AVAILABLE WHEN IN SEASON. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PARTICULAR CROP, ITS ALWAYS BEST TO CALL AHEAD TO ENSURE WE HAVE IT. APPLES ARE SOLD YEAR ROUND. WE ALSO OFFER PICK-YOUR-OWN STRAWBERRIES IN EARLY JUNE EACH SEASON.

 

— OUR STORY —

LEO DEVRIES SPENT MUCH OF HIS EARLY YEARS WORKING ON A FRUIT FARM. IT WAS HIS DREAM TO SOME DAY HAVE A FARM OF HIS OWN.

 

IN 1984, THAT DREAM CAME TRUE WHEN LEO AND HIS WIFE MARGARET BOUGHT A FARM CONSISTING OF 2 ACRES OF PEAR TREES, 4 ACRES OF OVER-GROWN APPLE TREES AND THE REST WAS OPEN GROUND.

 

IN THE BEGINNING, THE PLAN WAS TO GROW SOUR CHERRIES WHILE LEO WOULD CONTINUE TO WORK AS A CARPENTER.  SINCE IT TAKES 7 YEARS FOR CHERRY TREES TO PRODUCE, APPLE AND PEACH TREES WERE ADDED TO THE MIX. AS THE CROPS PROGRESSED AND LOCAL ORCHARDS BECAME AVAILABLE TO RENT, IT WAS A CHALLENGE THAT COULDN’T BE RESISTED. AS A RESULT, LEO’S CAREER BECAME FULL-TIME FARMING AND CARPENTRY BECAME A HOBBY.

AS THE FARM GREW, SO DID THE FAMILY. SON DAN BEGAN TO WORK ON THE FARM AFTER COLLEGE WAS COMPLETED. IN 2004, DEVRIES FRUIT FARM STARTED SELLING AT SEVERAL LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKETS. IN 2010, THE FARM EXPANDED YET AGAIN, ADDING A NEW RETAIL STORE TO BETTER SERVE THE NEEDS OF THEIR CUSTOMERS. IN 2012, SON MARK JOINED THE BUSINESS FULL-TIME.

 

FARMING INVOLVES HARD WORK AND LONG HOURS. WEATHER IS A CONSTANT FACTOR. BUT WE ARE A FAMILY OF FAITH AND EACH DAY WE PRAY FOR WISDOM AND STRENGTH. GOD ALWAYS PROVIDES.

 

ALL OF US AT DEVRIES FRUIT FARM–LEO, MARGARET, DAN AND MARK, OUR PART-TIME HELP OF FAMILY MEMBERS, STUDENTS AND SEASONAL MIGRANT WORKERS–STRIVE TO GROW, PICK AND SELL QUALITY FRUIT. FROM OUR FIELDS TO YOUR TABLE, WE HOPE YOU ENJOY.

 

— FARMERS MARKET —

DUE TO COVID 19 ALL FARMERS MARKETS HAVE BEEN SHUT DOWN TEMPORARILY. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR WHICH FARMERS MARKETS WE WILL BE ATTENDING THIS YEAR. YOU CAN ALSO FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON WHEN MARKETS WILL BE STARTING UP AGAIN.

 

NOTE: SEASONAL MARKET HOURS IN EFFECT FROM DECEMBER 1 - APRIL 30. PLEASE CALL US AT 905-892-8724 BEFORE HEADING TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING MARKETS TO CHECK IF WE WILL BE ATTENDANCE. OUR FARM MARKET STORE IS OPEN YEAR ROUND.

 

FARMERS’ MARKETS ARE EXPERIENCING TREMENDOUS GROWTH ACROSS ONTARIO. ITS GREAT FOR SHOPPERS, THE FARMERS AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES. YOU WILL FIND DEVRIES FRUIT FARM AT THE FOLLOWING FIVE FARMERS’ MARKETS:

NIAGARA FALLS FARMERS’ MARKET

SATURDAYS 6 AM - NOON

YEAR ROUND

LOCATED BEHIND NIAGARA FALLS HISTORICAL MUSEUM ON FERRY ST.

 

PORT COLBORNE FARMERS’ MARKET

FRIDAYS 7 AM - 1 PM

YEAR ROUND

LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF CHARLOTTE & CATHERINE STREETS.

 

ST. CATHARINES FARMERS’ MARKET

TUESDAY: 6 AM - 3:15 PM; THURSDAY: 6 AM - 3:15 PM; SATURDAY: 6 AM - 3:15PM

YEAR ROUND

LOCATED AT 91 KING STREET. BEHIND MUNICIPAL BUILDING, BORDERING BY JAMES & KING STREETS. MARKET SQUARE, CITY HALL DOWNTOWN.

CONTACT:

DeVries Fruit Farm

825 Canboro Rd.,

Fenwick, ON

905.892.8724

 HOURS:

Monday - Friday:

8 am - 6 pm

Saturday:

8 am - 5 pm

Closed Sunday

Open Year Round

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