Why our family farm offers delivery in the winter
As all of our farmers' markets end at Thanksgiving and Covent Garden finishes at Christmas, we rely almost entirely on delivery and home sales to sell the remaining thousands of bushels of apples and vegetables we have harvested. During the Covid pandemic it was a good way to sell our produce in the winter as many people were opting for delivery services in the area. Now that everything is open and people are returning to the big box stores, we are hoping we are still going to be able to receive enough orders to continue on with our produce delivery. This season has definitely proven to be more of a challenge as we have seen a significant decline in orders in every location we deliver to.
We appreciate the many loyal customers we have had over the years and continue to support our family farm. We want our customers to know that our family farm are not big buyers and sellers of produce. My husband Raymond and I grow our produce ourselves, harvest, clean and sort and prepare our produce with minimal staff, no staff throughout the winter in fact. This means by purchasing produce from us you are buying directly from the grower and not a wholesaler or 3rd or 4th party.
Diane and Raymond Janssens
Free Delivery on ORDERS OF $30 or more(Apple purchase required - cider or apples qualify)
2022-2023 Delivery Schedule
Every Saturday - London, Komoka, Mt Brydges, Delaware, Dorchester
Sunday -St Thomas, (March 19th, and Sunday April 2nd is last delivery of season)
Every Sunday - Strathroy,
Wednesday - Ilderton and Lucan
Every Tuesday- Rodney, Dutton, West Lorne, Glencoe, Wardsville
Please Refrigerate your apples to maintain optimal freshness!
The Best place to store your apples is in your fridge crisper. Please do not leave your apples out on the counter or in non-ventilated plastic bags. Storing apples in non-ventilated plastic shortens the storage period of apples. Apples naturally release gases that become trapped inside plastic which greatly reduces the lifespan of apples. It's not uncommon for perfectly fresh and crisp apples to turn bad after being left on the counter wrapped in a plastic bag for a week or two or sometimes even less. Also, be careful storing your apples in the garage. Your garage may act more like a freezer than a fridge this time of year!
Janssens Farm Fresh Produce
We are 25 minutes outside of London, 15 Minutes from Strathroy, 10 Minutes from Mt Brydges and Glencoe.
From central and west London, take Oxford street west through Komoka and Mt Brydges, turning right onto Springfield road (first road after Melbourne Rd) and then left on to Falconbridge.
During a normal season, we can be found at many prominent, well known farmers markets in the London region, including the Covent Garden Market, Horton Farmers Market in St. Thomas, Trails End, Masonville, Stratford Farmers Market and the Pinery Market in Grand Bend.
This year, we are offering our customers the opportunity to come to the farm for curbside pickup so they can actually see where their produce is grown.
Raymond Janssens has been planting, caring and picking apples for over 30 years. Many varieties are available such as Macintosh, Mutsu, Gala, Honecrisp, Spy and Ambrosia. Harvest typically begins in late July and continues throughout the fall.