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”
Today, Rideau Pines Farm offers more than
9 varieties of strawberries
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.
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