At Howe Family Farms we love flavor and we love variety, which is why we love to experiment with numerous varieties of each crop. The flavor profile can change so much from variety to variety whether its a tomato, strawberry, watermelon, squash… anything really.
Each year we seem to go a little bit overboard by planting an insane 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 strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkin, squash, tomatoes, peppers, kale, okra, eggplant, zucchini, lettuce, herbs, beans, peas, and sweet corn. That’s like 16 kids, and out of those 16 kids we like to plant multiple varieties- those are like the characteristics of each child. Like a parent, we want to reward the good characteristics (ie flavor, appearance, quality) and give discipline to the negative characteristics (ie bitterness, poor shelflife etc). With fruits and vegetables it is difficult since everyone’s taste buds are different. We need your input on raising our plant babies. Please help us select the best qualities in our kids (plants) by leaving your feedback on what you liked, or maybe didn’t like about the flavor profile of each variety we grow!
We are growers of strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, pumpkins and countless other fruits and vegetables. The Howe family has been farming in Elgin County since 1861. We strive to supply our local community with the the most abundant variety and the freshest fruits and vegetables. We are advocates on the importance of eating local, and supporting local, which is why we only stock fruits and vegetables grown by ourselves or by trusted neighbours.
48556 John Wise Line R.R.#5 Aylmer Ontario Canada N5H 2R4
Phone: 519-773-3837 Market: 519-773-3779