Grimsby Farmers' Market
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Harvet Change

Local grower of mushrooms.

Hometown Ice Cream

.  Alexa Fraser was a permanent fixture at the market offering her many wild flavours of homemade ice cream.  When she announced that she was selling her business to pursue her first love of theater and joined the Shaw Festival, many ice cream lovers were sure they would never taste her rich ice cream products again.  In the spring, we were are thrilled to learn that Linda and Fred Lundaro bought Home Town Ice Cream and were planning to return to our market.  Linda and Fred, who own a greenhouse business in Vineland catering to the wholesale cut flower market, thought they could expand their creativity and venture into the world of farmers’ markets and direct sales.  Linda uses several of Alex’s original recipes but has also created some new flavours such as caramelized banana with Nutella swirl, balsamic peppercorn, sour cream lime and a chai latte. She is about to launch a watermelon, lemonade sorbet infused with basil and Dillon distillers vodka.  “My husband and the children (aged 9 and 4) are my taste testers” claims Linda. “Everything is homemade” she states including sourcing local growers for fruit for her ice cream.   Linda does 5 markets including Grimsby, as well as special events like Happening at the Forty, and weddings.   

Houweling Greenhouse

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.

Itty Bitty Pie Company

The Itty, bitty pie company offers a wide selection of itty bitty fruit and cream pies as well as caramel sauce

Just Perennials

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.

Katherine's Fresh Fruit

. Katherine Gaio, of Katherine’s Fresh Fruit will be offering a full complement of fruit grown on her fruit farm.  The second generation fruit farm, located in Niagara-on-the-Lake boosts 27 acres of various fruit.  Among the offerings are cherries, peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, apples and raspberries.  Katherine has been a vendor with the Grimsby Farmers’ Market since it began at the church in 2008.  Most of the farm products are sold through farmers’ markets.  Katherine’s husband Walter, is the full time farmer with help from their three adult children.

LauRay Farms

One of the original vendors, who always has an attractive display of home grown products, is Laurie Korten of LauRay Farms from Dunnville.  Laurie and her husband Ray have 30 acres of property on which they grow about 20 acres of garden variety vegetables including sweet corn and potatoes.  The other 10 acres is cash cropped, much of which is used to feed their cattle and chickens.  Their beef and eggs from free run chickens are available at the market along with an array of home grown vegetables and strawberries.  Laurie starts the plants from seed in the early spring in her greenhouse, transplants them, and grows them right to harvest.  Excess plants are available for sale.  Aside from the Grimsby market, LauRay farms can be found at 4 other markets per week.

LauRay Farms located along the Grand River in Dunnville, offers fresh homegrown vegetables.  We have  PYO or pre-picked strawberries.  We offer farm fresh omega -3 , free run brown eggs.  Our beef is corn and grass fed angus/hereford cross, naturally raised with no hormones.

Leaning Post Wines

Ilya and Nadia Senchuk,   a husband and wife team from Grimsby bought their 11 acre farm three years ago and operate as Leaning Post Wines.   Ilya, however is no stranger to winemaking.  Originally from Winnipeg, Ilya became somewhat curious about wine making and moved to Ontario to attend Brock University’s Viniculture program. Upon graduation he was quickly picked up by Daniel Lenko and Foreign Affairs wineries as their wine maker.  Now, the couple buy from selected local growers to make their wines on site.  “We are small farmers helping small farmers” says Nadia who is obviously proud of the work they are doing.  Their own fields have recently been planted with various varieties, however “not all areas produce the best types of grapes for wine making” claims Nadia.  This is one of the reasons that the couple will continue to source the best local grapes to put the “best of Niagara in a glass”!  Grimsby is the only market the couple is attending this year.  They offer five VQA varieties at the market including a Riesling, an Oaked Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and “the Fifty”, an unoaked chardonnay.  When asked about the market experience Nadia says she is enjoying meeting the people at markets, many of whom are now stopping by their retail outlet.  

 

 

 

Neufeld Family Farms

One of the main suppliers of a variety of potatoes at the market is Tom Neufeld of Neufeld Family Farm.  Tom has farmed all his life, growing up on the family farm and then buying his own about 28 years ago.  His wife Mary Anne also has deep farming roots, having grown up on a local fruit farm.  The Neufelds, with the help of other family members operate a market garden producing sweet corn, potatoes and vegetables for the Farmers Markets, as well as cash cropping grains and a growing beef operation.  The Neufeld Family Farm has the designation of “My Pick” which means that every product that they sell has been grown or produced on their farm.  This includes his cuts of beef, potatoes, sweet yellow and white corn, garden vegetables and stone ground flours made from his home grown grains.  The Neufeld Family Farm is located at R.R. #` Vineland.

Niagara Smoked Meats, Euro Deli

Smoked dry salami, kabassa, pepperettes, imported cheeses including Asiago, Provolone, and Italian cheeses.

Available this year is sausage on a buns, cooked fresh at the market.

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