Our journey takes us to the picturesque Bluegroves Farms, nestled in the heart of Eagle, Ontario. Rewind to 1983, when the Hatch family laid the first seeds of their dreams on a 62-acre canvas of land. With a vision to cultivate the finest local blueberries, they sowed the initial seeds of an enchanting saga.
Starting small, they planted just a few acres with three varieties of blueberry bushes. But oh, how those acres blossomed! Over the years, Bluegroves Farms flourished, expanding to thirteen acres adorned with seven distinct types of blueberries. And as the sun set on 2013, a new chapter began with the Pierinelli family, Gio and Mariangela, taking the reins. With unwavering enthusiasm, they committed to enhancing every facet of the farm's logistics, ensuring its prosperity for generations.
Fast forward to 2018, and the Innes family stepped onto the scene, continuing the organic traditions that had become synonymous with Bluegroves Farms. As time meandered, 2021 ushered in a new era as local residents Victoria and Mike from St. Thomas, ON, embraced the world of organic blueberry farming. They assumed the mantle with open hearts and steadfast determination, carrying forward the cherished traditions.
At Bluegroves Farms, it's more than blueberries that captivate the senses; the bountiful offerings make this place a haven for food lovers. Explore their shelves brimming with jams that taste like summer sunshine, juices that burst with nature's goodness, and syrups that redefine sweetness. And if that's not enough, their in-house bakery conjures baked goods that can whisk you into a delightful reverie.
ut Bluegroves Farms isn't just about their own harvest. It's a haven for local and organic treasures, offering a fresh market celebrating the region's finest produce. Their commitment to the community shines through as they gather as many local organic products as possible, creating a cornucopia of goodness that supports local farmers and food enthusiasts.
Ah, the Horton Farmers' Market—a place where connections flourish. Bluegroves Farms finds a cherished spot here, sharing its story, harvest, and passion. The market isn't just a place to sell; it's a place to engage, share, and connect with old and new customers.
As the seasons roll by, Bluegroves Farms opens its arms wider still. In September and October, weekends are the time to pick up blueberry products and frozen blueberries.
Speaking of favourites, have you met their blueberry syrup? It's more than just a sweet condiment; it's a taste of summer in a bottle. Drizzle it over ice cream for a summer treat that dances on your taste buds, a reminder that simple pleasures are the sweetest.