Located in the beautiful Niagara Peninsula, our farm has been owned and operated by the Moyer Family since 1799 -217 years! Thank you for your interest in our 'pick your own' operation and welcome to our website. Here you will find all the necessary information to plan your next visit to our farm. This includes directions to the farm, a picking schedule, which includes variety and approximate ripening time, pricing and FAQ's. The quality and quantity of our fruit is largely effected by weather conditions, so please check back often to ensure you have the most up-to-date information. Or you can contact us at the homefarm in Vineland. We would be happy to assist you in any way possible:
This website was updated on Thursday, May 5 2016
Winter is over, and spring has sprung!! It has been a fairly cool spring so far, so our trees are slowly coming to life. Peak blossom season is happening over the next 10 days or so. Our orchards are covered in pink and white blossoms, and our bees are very, very happy!
We are crossing our fingers for a better season in 2016. As many of you may remember, the winter of 2015 was terribly hard on our trees. We suffered significant winter damage, followed by untimely frosts during blossom season. The result was close to a 50% decrease in all of our crops. This past winter was less severe, and the forcast for the next couple of weeks show temperatures staying above 0 Celcius. We are hopeful that Mother Nature will continue to look favourably on us - better weather means better fruit!
Our first crop of the year is sweet cherries, and we expect them to begin around the beginning of July. We are often asked what our official start date will be. The answer is, that it is still too early to tell exactly when the cherries will ripen. We know it will be around the beginning of July, and we will post the exact start date as soon as we know it. Often, we only know the day before we start, as the weather has a huge impact on the speed of ripening. As well, we do not yet know how long the season will last, as that depends on how many cherries set on the trees, and on the number of visitors who come to pick. We will update our website as often and as accurately as possible, so please check back often!
Peaches, plums, apricots and other fruits all start after cherries. We will update our picking schedule as information becomes available.
Please note: if you are planning to bring a bus group for cherry picking, you will need to book in advance. We can only accommodate a certain number of buses during peak periods, so please call the farm and speak to Jazmin or Jen to book your group.
We look forward to your visit on the farm this summer!