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.

Karen,_Joanne,_James_Herrle_-_1977In 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.

In 2005 we further expanded our cold storage and retail floor space to better support the growing array of fresh summer foods that we were offering. We extended our product lines into salads, cheeses, dairy and frozen barbecue meats such as sausages, hamburgers, and chicken. We focused on customer convenience by providing all the key products needed to create an enjoyable, and nutritious, fresh summer meal.

In 2015 we built a new entrance to our Market, complete with automatic doors to enable customers with strollers or walkers, or shopping carts, to more easily enter and exit our facility.

In early December, 2016, we said goodbye to Howard Herrle, co founder of our family business. He died peacefully at home, on the very farm where he happily passed his entire 86 years. His legacy of kindness and generosity; his love for the land and of growing produce; and his delight in fashioning items out of wood, will long be remembered.

Today our Farm Market is brimming with fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, breads and fresh baking, cold grocery and frozen meats, homemade jams and preserves, honey, maple syrup, fruit juices, snack foods, and decorative wooden crafts from early June to October 31.

Our family, comprised of Elsie, and her three adult children: Karen, James and Joanne, along with spouses Michelle and Trevor, and the grandchildren, invite you and your family to come and enjoy our Farm Market, in its beautiful agricultural setting that we are proud to call home.


Accessible Customer Service Plan

Herrle’s Country Farm Market and Herrle Farms Ltd. are committed to excellence in serving all customers, including people with disabilities.  All employees (and volunteers), before beginning their employment for the season,  will be trained ( according to AODA 2005 requirements)  in the following areas of  Accessibility consideration:

  • Assistive devices: We will ensure that our staff are trained and familiar with various assistive devices that may be used by customers with disabilities while accessing our goods or services.
  • Communication: We will communicate with people with disabilities in ways that take into account their disability.
  • Service animals: We welcome people with disabilities and their service animals. Service animals are allowed on the parts of our premises that are open to the public. 
  • Support persons: A person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person will be allowed to have that person accompany them on our premises. Fees will not be charged for support persons.
  • Notice of temporary disruption: In the event of a planned or unexpected disruption to services or facilities for customers with disabilities (i.e. the wheel chair accessible washroom), Herrle’s Country Farm Market will notify customers promptly. This clearly posted notice will include information about the reason for the disruption, its anticipated length of time, and a description of alternative facilities or services, if available, and will be placed on the wheel chair accessible washroom.
  • Feedback: Customers who wish to provide feedback on the way Herrle’s Country Farm Market provides goods and services to people with disabilities can email their feedback to info@herrles.com. All feedback will be directed to Joanne Herrle-Braun.  Customers can expect to hear back within three business days. Complaints will be addressed according to our regular business communication management procedures.

Modification of Business Policies

Any policy of Herrle’s Country Farm Market that does not respect and promote the dignity and independence of people with disabilities will be modified or removed.