Success story

Empire Valley Farm Market

Empire Valley, tucked along the shore of Lake Erie on the historic Talbot Trail, bursts with colour, flavour and fresh produce all season long. From bold and brilliant hanging baskets
to heirloom tomato plants, from strawberries to sweet corn, this cozy country greenhouse and market is a community gathering place.

Dave and Joy Westelaken, along with their two sons, Jason and Matt, have run the 60-acre farm and greenhouse since 1985. Their motto is, “It’s not about what you sell, but what you give”, which they embody by providing deliciously simple solutions to healthy eating.

The season starts with Joy’s gorgeous hanging baskets and wide, unique array of annuals, perennials, vegetable plants and ground covers. Sign up for a hanging basket workshop or drop in for the daily potting station. Friendly staff go out of their way to help you choose the best plants for your needs.

Empire Valley is renowned for its tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, squash and sweet corn. Fresh produce is picked daily. Melons, blueberries and other fruits and vegetables make their way to Empire from neighbouring farms.

Customers in the know order tomatoes, pickling cukes and peppers by the bushel. Empire Valley also stocks everything you need for canning, pickling and making your own salsa.