About the Farm

In 1980, we took over an abandoned and poorly drained dairy farm. We cleared the land of trees, shrubs and rocks, and planted berries and vegetables.

Situated in the middle of the farm are many great pine trees. A century old shed has been moved to the front of these great pines and serves as a sales shed for “pick your own” customers.

Today, Rideau Pines Farm offers more than 9 varieties of strawberries and raspberries, including fall bearing plants. The Vandenbergs grow everything from pickling cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, corn, and broccoli to potatoes, cauliflower, onions, garlic, honey... and much more!

The farm is situated on Fourth Line Road, very close to the 416 highway and Brophy Road. The farm has a distinctly rural setting, away from the noise and pollution of the highways. The family home is located directly on the farm - 10 feet from one raspberry patch and not even 100 meters from the first strawberry field! During strawberry season the shed serves as a sales counter, and during the raspberry & the vegetable seasons there is a market inside the old dairy barn.

A cooler inside the barn helps keep produce as fresh as possible - especially for berries and veggies harvested in the mornings of hot days! A clean outhouse is on site, for customer convenience. Rideau Pines Farm has a pond at the back of the property which is used for irrigation.

GENERAL INFORMATION...
The Vandenbergs try to accomodate customers by offering tractor rides when picking in far fields. The staff is also there to help harvest, carry the the picked berries and vegetables, and offer friendly advice.

(For detailed directions, and a map, go to the DIRECTIONS page)

 

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