For over 150 years, the Lester's have been farming on Brookfield Road. During this time, we have supplied St. John's and the surrounding area with high quality fresh products. Milk, eggs, poultry and a great variety of fresh vegetables and small fruit have all been produced here on the farm. The sixth generation of Lester's are now working on the farm with the seventh taking an interest as well. The family farm is now split into two separate operations.
The dairy farm, milking over 200 Holstein cows being one, and the farm market being the other. Eventually a petting barn was constructed because we wanted families and children to experience a little bit of the joy we feel every day on the farm. The petting barn and the animals have become extremely popular with any families coming to spend a few hours going through our corn maze, going on trailer rides, petting the animals or just sitting back and enjoying the overall farm atmosphere.
Also, in 2002 we decided to plant two acres of strawberries for a u-pick, it has since become the largest u-pick in the metro area, requiring us to plant more and more every year. Our farm market has experienced considerable growth every year since 1994, a trend we hope to continue.