Our Family Farm
At Howe Family Farms we love flavor and we love variety, which is why we love to experiment with numerous varieties of each crop on our Ontario farm. The flavor profile can change so much from variety to variety whether its a tomato, strawberry, watermelon, squash… anything really.
A Family tradition
Grown with care
Each year we seem to go a little bit overboard by planting an incredible amount of different varieties. The fruits and vegetables we grow are like children to us… and like children, they can sometimes be a bit of a headache to raise. We grow 16 crops; strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkin, squash, tomatoes, peppers, kale, okra, eggplant, zucchini, lettuce, herbs, beans, peas, and sweet corn.
That’s 16 kids! Out of those 16 kids we like to plant multiple varieties; those are the characteristics of each child. Like a parent, we foster the good characteristics (ie flavor, appearance, quality) and discipline the negative characteristics (ie bitterness, poor shelf-life etc). This can be complicated since everyone’s taste buds are different, but we do our best to please our customers!
Howe's Farm Market & Country Bakery
Howe’s Farm Market and Country Bakery is our second location, and we are extremely excited to serve more customers! Not only will we carry our delicious and farm fresh produce from our Aylmer, Ontario farm, we will also have delicious baked goods and takeaway meals for sale!
Our Ontario farm, is not far outside of London in Aylmer, Ontario. With close proximity to lake Erie, our crops get pampered with warm humid days and cool nights. It’s the perfect place to grow our delicious produce!
Our farm market and country bakery is just down the road in St. Thomas. You can find our homegrown produce at either location.
We are growers of delicious Ontario: strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, pumpkins and countless other fruits and vegetables. Our goal is to supply our local community with an abundant variety of freshfruits and vegetables. For this reason, We are advocates on the importance of eating local, and supporting local. This, is why we only stock fruits and vegetables grown by ourselves or by trusted neighbors.
The Howe family has been farming in Elgin County since 1861. We continue to strive to bring new excitement to the farm and market each and every season! Family means everything to us, Great pride and care is taken getting our fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs to your table. Come by and see us for a wonderful family experience and delicous food!