Serving Our Customers for Over 80 years
The Jeffery Family 3rd generation business, started out on the shores of Lake Ontario in St Catharines in 1933 by George & Anne Jeffery. In 1943, they purchased a fruit farm on Lakeshore Rd W, which was just 2 km down the road. Both farms had cold frames and greenhouses that were used to produce the earliest vegetables for spring market sales.
In 1960, the first property was expropriated by the Ontario Government to become The Charles Daley Park. Gradually more greenhouses were added and in 1965 when their son Jim decided to form a partnership with his Dad, the company became George Jeffery & Son Greenhouses. Jim decided to try growing their first bedding plants, which were sold retail at the Lakeshore Rd location. They continued to sell wholesale and retail for another 15 years until the decision was made to go strictly wholesale.
In 1982 the business became Jeffery’s Greenhouses Inc. when George sold his shares to Jim’s wife Sandy. When their three adult children became actively involved in the business, they decided to buy another property. In 1998 another 50-acre farm property was purchased on Fourth Ave in Jordan, where they are presently growing and undergoing constant expansion to meet the needs of their customers.
Jeffery’s has approximately 10 acres of indoor greenhouse production at both locations and the Jordan facility has some outdoor production.