Heeman’s Garden Centre & Strawberry Farm
Toronto - December 21, 2021 - With only four more days until Christmas, we thought we throw you back to the most impressive holiday display we have seen of any of the farms we have visited this year. Remember the second Holiday market we visited in St. Thomas back in November? Well before we went to the market, we got a little Christmas warmup when we made a pit stop at Heeman’s Garden Centre & Strawberry Farm along the way.
Heading from Woodstock towards Thorndale, we drove west on Oxford 2 then north on Nissouri Road. From down the road you could see the Heeman’s distinctive font protruding from the roadside stand at the entrance of the Heeman’s parking lot. On this particular Saturday, the parking lot was bustling. We parked our car and entered through the front door of the large market building and were bulldozed by holiday decor (and don’t get it twisted, I am absolutely not complaining).
We walked (read: skipped with joy) through the aisles of decor and seasonal plants (grown directly from their greenhouses), examining and admiring the unique items they had out for sale. We also got to explore their cider (made from fruits from their farm), as well as the awesome coffee bar that boasted unique and delicious-looking drinks for sale to shoppers. Because it was November at the time of our visit, we didn’t get the opportunity to explore the well sought-after berry farm. But I did hear that in the summer months Heeman’s has pick your own strawberries and raspberries.
Since the beginning in 1963, Heeman’s has grown to serve London and its surrounding communities. It all started with Bill and Susan Heeman who got hitched in Holland, then came to Canada to build their dream. The Heeman family still owns and operates the business, providing quality products.
If you are ever traveling through London, Heeman’s is a reputable stop. To learn more about the family, the store, and opportunities for fun on their farm, visit the Heeman’s website.