The story of our farm really begins when our grandpa, Bob Janzen was born to Gust and Margaret Janzen, homesteaders who arrived in Hopewell in 1907 to build a home, raise a family and work the land. Bob and Betty expanded the farm, raised three boys, and added a dried fruit and nut business. Since 1995, when their son Phil and his wife Sherri moved back to the farm, a new generation is coming alongside us to bring new ideas and energy to our operation. Phil and Sherri’s nine children as well as cousins who have helped us periodically are growing and learning and becoming leaders on our farm.
Loving God, helping others, managing our family business with honesty and integrity, along with good old-fashioned hard work have been the foundational values of our family passed from one generation to the next. We are also taking care of the land and this good stewardship has allowed us to be Food Alliance and GAP – Good Agricultural Practices certified. We currently raise strawberries, cherries, blueberries, green beans, yellow zucchini, corn, broccoli, nursery stock and Christmas trees. Although we are a commercial farm, we have food available for u-picking as well as gleaning after a harvest.