A Little Family History
Our retail farming business began in 1964 when Howard and Elsie Herrle began growing a few acres of sweet corn and selling it from their garage. The Herrle name soon became known for its fresh from the field sweet corn.
In 1988, we built our Farm Market and extended our season to October 31. We also expanded our field production of sweet corn, peas, beans, cucumber, beets, spinach, zucchini, squash, and pumpkins. In the same year, a bakery was built in our Farm Market. Customers were greeted with the aroma of freshly baked pies, muffins, butter tarts, chelsea buns, and cookies!
In 1995, we expanded our Market with a beautiful post and beam addition that was hand notched, pegged and constructed by a team of local Mennonite craftsmen. The following year, we extended our season into June to include fresh strawberries, with a Pick your Own Patch for customers wishing to foray into the fields, or freshly picked berries for those enjoying the country atmosphere and convenience of our Farm Market.
With an indoor train to delight youngsters, and an outdoor corn maze and play area, a visit to Herrle’s is always a pleasurable family experience.
Today our Farm Market is brimming with fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, homemade jams and preserves, local Honey and Maple Syrup, breads and baking, fruit juices, snack foods and decorative wooden crafts.
The Herrle family, comprised of Howard and Elsie, Karen, James and Michelle, and Joanne and Trevor, invite you and your family to come and enjoy our Farm Market, in its beautiful agricultural setting that we are proud to refer to as home.