Josmar Acres Inc, the family farm and a crew that are like family!
Dad began his farming career tending to apple trees at Waldale Orchards. He married Mom (Marge) in 1967 and Josmar Acres was born in 1974 as a broiler breeder operation and small orchard. Dad is still active in the farm as he prunes apple trees, helps the boys with barn chores and land work. Dad’s favourite job is tackling any clean-up job with his excavator.
Since 1980, Mom has managed the Farm Market and Garden Centre. While doing so, she raised their three children, Andrea, Kevin and Jeffrey. Today, Mom helps out in the office and lends a hand in the Market. You will often find Mom chatting with customers, either giving good flower advice or just about the days happenings
Oldest and only daughter of Jo and Marge. She is married to Martin Otten and they have a daughter, Kaylie and twin boys, Cole and Troy. Andrea mainly manages the Farm Market and Garden Centre through the seasons, as well as, doing the farms book-keeping. She loves learning new things, especially on soil health and the growth and production of crops. Andrea makes sure all our customers are up-to-date with the current activities of Josmar Acres on social media.
Oldest son of Jo and Marge. He is married to Loretta and they have two daughters, Jocelyn and Samara, and a son, Justin. Kevin heavily involves himself in the horticulture crops, such as, strawberries, raspberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, pumpkins and apples. He also takes pride in delivering this fresh produce to local grocery stores in the Hamilton, Brant and Kitchener-Waterloo regions. Every year Kevin brushes up on his Spanish, as he is foreman for the Mexican migrant workers that help harvest the farms crops.
Youngest son of Jo and Marge, married to Amelia and they have two daughters, Amanda and Jaelyn. Jeff’s interests lie in planting, managing and harvesting the cash crops of wheat, soybeans and corn on the farm. He also is the farms licensed mechanic, keeping everything running and in tip-top shape.
Daughter-in-law of Jo and Marge, married to Jeff. Amelia helps manage the Farm Market and Garden Centre alongside Mom and Andrea. She enjoys creating custom flower arrangements in the spring for customers and loves re-arranging and being creative in displays. She also helps with the website and social media aspect of the business.
Our full-time employee in the Farm Market and Garden Centre. Her friendliness is contagious and she comes up with great promotional ideas for our customers.
Kaylie, Cole, Troy and Amanda
Some of the kids you will see at the farm.
Hannah, Emily, Allison, Maddy, Wendy, Debbie and Ashleigh!
A few friendly faces that you will see working at the Farm Market & Garden Centre!