Great Lakes Farms bring families, fun and farming together.
MaryAnne and Joe Van de Ge vel are the thir d generation to carry on the tradition of growing high quality Elgin County fruit, just minutes from scenic Port Stanley. The couple grows fresh strawberries, juicy tree ripened peaches (and pick-your-own), pears, pumpkins and 15 varieties of crunchy delicious apples. These fruits are available fresh when in season and also in many of the fresh-baked goods made in the farm bakery.
Throughout the year, Great Lakes hosts a wide variety of activities including weddings, hall rentals, group dinners, farm tours and pick your own apples, strawberries, pears and pumpkins.
At Great Lakes Farms the fall season is full of excitement! Start your visit with a wagon ride around the farm or a trip through the corn maze. Afterwards, grab a push-wagon and head into the orchard to pick a bushel of fresh, crisp apples straight from the tree. Feel free to add a couple homegrown pumpkins from the patch. After a hard afternoon of harvesting, you can relax in the cafe and enjoy some delicious, fresh-baked apple treats.
Don’t forget to visit the store and bakery to take home some fresh baked goods for your friends.