Thomson Farms was established in the early 1970’s, by Wally and Martha Thomson.
After purchasing the old Holmberg farmstead, Wally and Martha, with the help of their 5 children,
started out with the traditional farm setting, featuring 140 acres of potato’s and various
vegetables and livestock consisting of pigs, chickens and cattle.
After a couple of unfortunate years of wet summers and poor potato
harvests, Wally’s partner Joe Krancevich suggested planting an acre of
strawberries. After that first year of strawberries, they were hooked.
By 1996 they had over 20 acres of strawberries and added a snack bar
and gift shop for families to enjoy. After nearly 40 years of farming,
Wally and Martha were looking to slow things down and pass on the
family farm to their grandson Brad. Brad grew up next door to the farm
and spent most summers on the farm learning alongside his grandfather.
Since taking over the farm Brad and his wife Michelle have kept the same core values and practices that helped his grandparents grow a successful business while also beginning to expand the business into new markets. Families have always been encouraged to come and experience the farm first hand, but for the last couple years we have also been able to offer our fresh Strawberries at various local grocers including Pino’s and Romes. New this year were excited to begin to offer our strawberries in 1kg. pre-frozen bags that will be available at the farm and the grocers year round.