Farm to Table

Howe Family Farm Market and Howe's Farm Market & County Bakery

Pride of farm to table

At both our Farm Market and Country Bakery locations, we make it our mission to deliver the highest quality goods for you to take home to your family. For this reason, we fully embrace the term farm to table and ensure the best growing practices are upheld with every crop. As a result, you can feel confident you’re providing your family the best produce and baked goods Ontario has to offer! We look forward to welcoming your family into ours through the delicious products and inviting environment. 

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01. Founded in the 1800's

Our Farming Roots date back to the 1800’s when William Howe from Kent England settled in Elgin County as a general farmer. He and his wife purchased a plot of land on what is currently John Wise Line, West of highway 73 and East of Jaffa. 

02. The Farm across the road

William’s son Alfred and his wife Emma purchased a farm across the road from the original family homestead. They began growing strawberries around 1915.  Alfred and Emma’s youngest son Mervin married Ferne Alton. They remained in the area and continued farming strawberries and vine crops, as well as growing tobacco and milking dairy cows with their three sons; Bruce, Keith and Glenn. That’s over 100 years of growing strawberries in the same area, to our knowledge we are the longest generationally ran strawberry farm in all of Ontario!

03. solid work ethic

Glenn carried on part of the farming operation specializing mainly in growing strawberries and vine crops. In 1990 Glenn and Monica Howe and Sons Ltd. was established.A farm market was built in 2012 on the farm to sell produce from the farm and to also feature other locally grown fruits and vegetables from neighboring farms.

04. Farm to table growing

On the Howe Farm, traditional family values are carried on and modern farming techniques are incorporated to grow the best flavored produce.  Glenn, Monica and their sons believe it is equally important to produce quality fruits and vegetables grown in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. This is how farm to table produce is meant to be grown!

Award Winning Growing Practices

We were the first in the area to use underground drip irrigation to utilize water efficiently. Our efforts were recognized by the Catfish Creek Conservation Authority and received a conservation award in 2001. Along with that, we’re also one of the first growers to sign on to the Food Safety and Traceability Initiative through the Canadian Horticultural Council and have consistently scored top marks for our food handling practices.

Presently Glenn, Monica, and sons Ryan, Rick and Kevin operate a large acreage  of strawberries, watermelons, cantaloupe, squash, pumpkins, beans and garden vegetables, etc. grown for their own market and for wholesale. 

Farm to table crops

Our Farm

We view our farm as being large enough to grow ample quantities and varieties of produce for our community and small enough to conserve, care-for and uphold the biodiversity of our farms soils, forests, streams and ponds.

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Strawberry Picking

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Indoor Growing

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