Over Sixty Years of Farming
At Meyers, the inherent zeal for growing flowers and fruit began in the mid-20th century when Opa Jim and Oma Clazina immigrated to Canada. Jim had obtained a horticulture degree in the Netherlands and always wanted to own and operate his own farm. When opportunity led him and Clazina to Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1951, they initially worked for local farmers and then their dream came to realization in 1955.
Over the decades, Jim and Clazina’s family, the employee roster and a wide variety of crops have been flourishing. Today, Meyers Farms is a thriving year-round operation that continues to diversify in ways that meet the ever-changing demands of the marketplaces we proudly serve.
A Timeline of our Growth
Opa Jim and Oma Clazina
Immigrate to Canada.
Dream turns reality for Jim and Clazina when they purchase a 46-acre farmstead. Their endeavours begin with 26 acres of peach orchards and smaller crops of cherries, pears, plums, prunes and grapes.
Peaches continue to be the primary yield while other crops including strawberries, pumpkins, carrots and zucchini are introduced.
First greenhouses are built and indoor flower and vegetable growing begins.
The demand for peaches continues to increase and more land is purchased for crop expansions.
The demand for potted flowers such as Mums, Easter Lilies and Poinsettias creates the need for a significant greenhouse expansion.
Meyers Fruit Farms
Meyers diversifies further with the addition of vineyards and wine grape production.
Floral continues to gain popularity and there is a steady increase in production.
Wine grape success leads to the acquisition of additional vineyards.
More greenhouse space is added to allow for year-round potted flower availability and a more comprehensive spring annual program.
Peach and wine grape production continues to expand and table grapes become the newest addition to our fruit offerings.
A sales division is established and direct to retailer partnerships begin.
Two greenhouse properties are added and the main farm undergoes its largest and most modernized greenhouse expansion to date.
Peonies are rooted and harvesting begins.
Aron & Jim Join