Guide at a Glance
Farm Tour, Sightseeing
Joe Van de Gevel has been the owner of Great Lakes Farms since February 2010, located in Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada. He attended Georgian and Conestoga Colleges to study Carpentry. Together with Mary Anne, he is the third generation to carry on the tradition of growing high quality Elgin County fruit: fresh strawberries, black cherries, peaches, pears, and pumpkins. Also at Great Lakes Farms, Farmer Joe is also called as “The Apple Guy”.
Joe loves the rural landscape and lifestyle, and most importantly his farm. Every year, he runs numerous activities in his farm to create a fun and friendly environment for his guests. Since December 2013, Joe is heavily involved in Ontario Apple Growers, a Marketing Board for apple growers, as a committee member.