Mathias Farms is a family owned and operated fruit farm that offers Pick Your Own and ready picked fruit available at the farm gate fruit stand. They grow and sell sweet cherries and sour cherries, red currant, mulberries, blackberries and red and black raspberries. They also have pears and apples. Co-proprietor Beth Secord makes 9 varieties of real fruit jam. Customers are welcome to come while the crops are in season, and they can accommodate large groups and bus tours by appointment.
Busy as they are, they also participate in the several Farmers' Markets and are also a Niagara Local Food Co-operative Producer.
Mathias Farms like to encourage families to come to their farm as part of their visit to the Niagara Peninsula. Come to the farm and experience, explore and learn a little about how things grow and what grows in the Niagara fruit belt. Children are welcome, as long as their family supervises them. Bringing your own container is helpful, but not necessary.
If you would like to visit Mathias Farms, call first to enquire as to the picking conditions before coming out to the farm. This is especially true for large groups.
Mathias Farms is a third generation farm that is currently run by a brother and sister team…
Tom Mathias and Beth Secord. Beth says,
"Mom and Dad gifted the farm to us when they moved to Jamaica in 1974.
We use an Integrated Pest Management system for maintaining our crops. This means we use the least harmful products; we use them only as needed and have reduced our use of products by at least 20% over conventional methods.
We hope to see you and your family at the farm soon. We have something for everyone."
Hours of Operation
Daily Late June - Late October 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Please call ahead for hours of operation, picking conditions and availability.
QEW exit 57, Vineland (Victoria Avenue). South on Victoria Avenue towards Niagara Escarpment away from lake Ontario about 10 minutes . Go Left (east) on Hwy 20 towards Fonthill about 5 minutes. Before Fonthill go left on Effingham Street and go north approximately 2 km where you will find Mathias Farm below a big hill on the right side of the road. Watch for white signs with red letters to guide you.