Our Farm Story...
Campbellton Berry Farm was started in 1979 by Philip, Rhonda and Peter Thornley.
The farm began as a small strawberry Upick, selling pre picked strawberries out of the back of a pick-up truck. Over the next 30 years, the farm grew into a variety of Upick berries, such as strawberries, gooseberries, currants, and raspberries.
In 2010, Andrew Thornley and his girlfriend Victoria moved home to help with the farm when Andrew's mother Rhonda became very sick.
Rhonda passed away in 2011, and Andrew and Victoria remained on the farm to help Philip carry on the business.
Over the past 10 years, Andrew and Victoria got married and had 2 precious boys, William and Thomas.
In 2018, we built a new Farm Market and Petting Farm, to coincide with the farming operation.
We have expanded our fruit and vegetable production into strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, currants, haskap, blueberries, plums, apples, pears, lingonberries, blackberries, rhubarb, asparagus, sweet corn, peas, and pumpkins, as well as hay production and a corn maze.
Our aim for the Farm Market is to be able to sell more of our products, but to also create a central hub to sell other local products from our island. We believe in providing a local, one-stop shopping experience for our customers, while also assisting local producers in getting their products to customers.
We have a wide range of local products in our Farm Market. We carry products such as local jams & jellies, frozen berries, fresh fruit and vegetables in season, local meats such as beef, lamb and pork, Newfoundland salt, beer vinegar, Newfoundland teas, plants, and so much more!
Buying and supporting local is very important to us and we love to be able to encourage local producers whenever possible.