2519B Greenwood Rd., Pembroke, ON, K8A 6W2
Hedgeview Farm is a 3rd-generation mixed farm with a small scale market garden. We are focused on producing quality, nutritious produce, through sustainable agricultural practices. We grow over 100 varieties of vegetables and some fruits on a 2 acre plot.
We market our vegetables at the Carp Farmers’ Market and also locally through our on-farm CSA Veggie Basket program. We also offer a large selection of organically grown garlic for table and seed, which is available in August.
Our Farming Practices
Use only certified organic and/or untreated seeds.
Control disease through long crop rotations and careful seed selection (i.e. disease resistant cultivars).
Use of mulches and cover crops to reduce erosion, build soil, retain soil moisture, and increase nutrient content.
Encourage pollinators by supporting wild spaces and biodiversity.
Control insect pressure through physical barriers (netting) and long crop rotations.
Continuously build soil health through compost applications, green manures and reduced tillage.
Our Farm’s History
Hedgeview Farm was a dairy farm owned by George and Hazel Matheson. George’s parents bought the farm in 1915 (est. 1875) and George was raised here. Together with his wife Hazel, George bought the farm in the 1940s. (Brenna is the baby on Hazel’s lap, shown above)
In 1969 Ruth and Albert Jansen bought the farm from George and Hazel and gave the farm the name, Hedgeview Farm. Together with their 3 children (Christiana, Benita and Gary), Ruth and Albert ran their dairy farm.
In 1982 Ruth and Albert sold the dairy farm to their son Gary and daughter-in-law Sharron. For 24 years, Gary and Sharron ran the dairy farm together with their 3 children – Emily, Paul and Brenna until 2006, when they sold the cows and quota.
George and Hazel were looking for a family to come work on the farm, for they themselves did not have children. In 1953 Brenna’s grandparents – Ruth and Albert Jansen were sponsored to come to Canada from Bremen Germany (Ruth fled Latvia during WWII), to start a new life with their baby Christiana.
In 2011, Brenna returned from Denmark with her now husband Mathias, to start a market garden using organic methods. Brenna and Mathias’ two children, Svea and Peter, put four generations of our family on the farm.
In 2020, we are celebrating 10 years with the market garden and going strong!!