I paid a visit to the Pardo
Villa Acres Farm Market which had been going since 1838. They grow their
own fruit and vegetables as well as make their own jams, relishes, sauces
and excellent fruit pies and other bakery products. This visit was made on
Thursday, September 1st, 2005 and here are the pictures I took while I was
On the left is Mrs Pardo and her staff on on
the right some of the old press cuttings and photos about the market.
They place a fly screen over the bakery
products to protect them
They bake the pies on the premises as you'll
see in a moment
and another batch comes out of the oven
The sell their chili and hot chili sauce by
And their own pickles as well
Their own beetroot
Apple sauce and Apple cider
Their own fresh frozen rhubarb and peppers and
absolutely delicious tomatoes
And as well as a large range of other
vegetables they also do Maple Syrup
This has been a good season so I'm told due to
the warm weather but still getting some rain. They have had earlier crops
than usual and also later croppings of some crops. I purchased a melon
that was picked that day and I was told this late picking hadn't been
anticipated so it was a bonus.
And they even do a Maple Syrup recipe book!
And these are some of the fields where they
grow their crops
And here is Mr and Mrs Pardo and their sign
which you will see from the road
And this is what the market looks like from
And on the left is a picture taken from the
Market across the road to Lake Earie
And so that completes my photo tour of the
Pardo Villa Acres Farm Market.
Should you wish to visit
their address is...
Doug & Anna Mae Pardo
R. R. 1
Tel: 519 676 8638
West of Bloomfield on #3 Hwy.
Opening Hours in Summer are
7 days a week 8am to 6.30pm
and my thanks to both of
them and their assistants for taking the time to show me around. It was a
fun visit and I purchased some jams, pies, melon, relish and chili sauce.
They very kindly gave me a complimentary pie for which many thanks :-)
PS I've had the time to try
the pies and they are really excellent. They retain a lot of fruit flavour
and unlike other pies I've had in Canada they still have some tartness to
them which I find to be excellent. The tomatoes were easily the best I've
ever eaten and the Rhubarb jam was also outstanding and so I'LL BE BACK!!!
Got some more goodies on my recent visit in
October including Apple Dumpling
Tuna and Shrimp Antipasto
Light Christmas Cake
Dark Christmas Cake
As promised I visit again
on 15th November to take pictures of the staff that I'd missed and the
Christmas goodies :-)
And as well as the cookies they sell these wee
And it should be noted that they do shut on
December 22nd and reopen on the Thursday after Mother's Day in May