Official Tourism Website of Port Elgin, Ontario
Welcome to Hi-Berry Farm. Located in Saugeen Shores, Ontario along the beautiful shores of Lake Huron, we grow a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.
What makes us special?
Everything that we sell is grown on our own 120 acres of perfect sandy loam soil. We invite you to take a look at our site, and we look forward to seeing you when you stop by the farm for some fresh produce.
WE HAVE GIFT CARDS!
Hi-Berry Farm gift cards make the perfect gift for everyone who loves fresh fruit and vegetables. Available during store hours.
Visit our facebook page for updates on what produce is available.
Hours The store is open from 9 AM to 6 PM, seven days a week from the moment the asparagus is ready until Thanksgiving Saturday, and then from 9 AM to 5 PM from Thanksgiving Sunday until October 31. Payment Info We accept cash, credit and debit transactions.
Click here to view all of the products that we grow at Hi-Berry Farm. The two columns on the right show the approximate timing of when we expect the seasons for these crops to start and when we expect them to end.
For nutritional information on fruits and vegetables visit www.vhqfoods.ca or www.foodland.gov.on.ca
At Hi-Berry Farm, we have been growing fresh fruits and vegetables since 1985.
It all started with 12 acres of land and a few fruits and vegetables. Over the years the farm has grown to over 120 acres and more than 40 different freshly grown products.
Hi-Berry Farm was founded by Norman and Nora Charbonneau who came to the Saugeen Shores area from the fertile soils of Kent County. With their rich agricultural background, Norm and Nora saw great potential in the sandy loam soils between Port Elgin and Southampton - these soils had supported thriving tobacco crops for many years and were perfectly suited for horticulture.
Since those early days the Charbonneaus, now joined by their son Luke and with the help of their wonderful and friendly staff, have employed new production methods to extend our area’s relatively short growing season in order to provide a greater variety of products for a longer period of time.
In 2004, we began to grow day neutral Strawberry varieties. Unlike traditional Ontario Strawberry varieties, these varieties do not go dormant as the days get shorter. The addition of these varieties on our farm has made it possible for Hi-Berry Farm to produce fresh Strawberries from early June until late October
In the early 1990s, we began to use plastic row covers and tunnels when planting tender seeds and transplants in the early spring. This innovation has allowed us to begin to plant much earlier than would normally be possible given the cooler temperatures that exist here in the spring. The implementation of plastic tunnels has enabled us to produce fresh Sweet Corn from the middle of July until the end of October. The use of plastic row cover has made it possible to produce cantaloupe and tomatoes for mid-July and has the added benefit of helping to curb weed growth without the use of herbicides.
More recently we have begun to experiment with growing high-bush Blueberries. The soil in our area has a Ph that is too basic to grow Blueberries. By incorporating new productions methods, that include growing the Blueberries in wood chip beds, we have been successful in overcoming this problem.
At Hi-Berry Farm, we have more than 25 years of experience in the production of fresh fruits and vegetables. We respect and endeavor to improve the land upon which we make our livelihood. What’s more, we know what it takes to provide fresh and tasty produce.
We can stand by our product because WE GROW IT!