For those that know what they want to plant, and want the same beauty year after year, Houweling Greenhouse offers a colourful array of perennials and flowering shrubs. Houweling Greenhouse is truly a family run business. “All of the children have been involved at some point” states Renee who is accompanied today be daughters Lauren and Sarah, and grandchildren Jadyn, Matthew and Faith, although it is usually Lauren and Christopher that are regulars at the Grimsby market. Renee and Ray run their business on their three acre farm and greenhouse and have been growing perennials for nine years. No strangers to farmers’ markets, the Houweling family has been at the Grimsby market since 2008. Their farm is also open to the public where perennials, flowering shrubs and herbs are available. The Houweling Greenhouse is located at 2452 Moote Road in Smithville and is open Monday to Wednesday and Saturday from 9 am until dusk.
Brian is one of the original vendors from our church parking lot days. He will be joining us briefly this season with his selection of perennials.
You may have noticed the brilliant array of colours along Main Street at Christie Street. This burst of colour is due to Trillium-Hill Greenhouses of Grimsby. Located at 471 Main Street West since about 1998, they began their greenhouse business in Jordan in 1993. All the plants offered at both the Grimsby Farmers’ Market and at their greenhouses are started and grown on site. Donna Magalas, who you will meet at the market each week, is the creative force behind the beautiful planters and hanging baskets. Her natural artistic abilities are well displayed in the assorted planters that are offered each week. Trillium-Hill brings annual plantings, some vegetable and herb plants and fig trees to the market, however the greenhouse has a huge offering of perennials, trees and shrubs as well. The knowledgeable staff at the Grimsby Market location is part of the reason that Trillium-Hill is a very popular site at the market.
Wendalane Farms is a producer of field grown cut flowers. Run by Jen and Bob Gerryts and their children, they have been growing and selling cut flowers for seven years. With over 50 varieties of flowers grown in their fields, there is always something new and interesting at the market each week. They can be reach at www.wendalane.com