Our family has been growing fruit and vegetables in the Greater Hamilton region for over 6 generations. For four of those generations we were known as Maple Ave. "market gardeners" farming 34 acres in Burlington. Peter and Joan moved the family operation to Ancaster in 1973 and started the pick your own business. Son Joe after graduating from the University of Guelph gradually took over the management, focusing on strawberries and pumpkins. Today more emphasis is being placed on using sustainable production systems, growing more of our own produce and buying local.