Our History


1952 – The Founders


Just arrived from Holland, Pierre and John Van Winden bought their first land in Sherrington in southern Quebec, a few kilometers from the United States’ border. Muck soils are then rarely exploited by the people in the area because of their lack of drainage. The work of the Ministry of Agriculture on nearby rivers will allow the drainage by facilitating the flow of water. Peter and John, who have experienced these types of soils in their native land, know how to cultivate the fields, excellent for growing vegetables.

In the following years, Arie Van Winden joined his two brothers in Quebec. Working the land takes place as a group, each helping with farm work by taking turns on their neighbors’ land.