Head Acre Farms
Valerie and her husband, owners of Head Acre Farms, get right down to business when it comes to Valerie’s unique lineup of jams, jellies and preserves.
Head Acre Farms is located northwest of Thunder Bay, out in the countryside of Lappe. Valerie and her husband have resided there for a number of years, where they’ve maintained a hobby farm, home to an assortment of animals including chickens, bees and, in the past, a herd of pigs. This is also home to many of the gardens and fruit trees they maintain, where they are able to grow plenty of fresh veggies (which her husband maintains) and fruits (Valerie’s specialty) for use in Valerie’s preserves.
Valerie has been in the business of preserving for most of her life. However, it’s only been in the last three years that she has put her talents towards more of a business venture. In February 2016, Valerie joined our lineup of vendors at the market, providing shoppers with a vast assortment of new and unique types of preserves.
Signature Beer Jellies
Perhaps the reason that Valerie’s preserves have become so well accepted, is the fact that she strives for “something a little different.” After a little trial-and-error, Valerie has come up with a few truly unique recipes, as well as pungent and flavourful appetizer jellies. For those who enjoy a little more zest, Valerie has teamed up with local brewery, Sleeping Giant Brewery, for a few signature beer jellies. These have become increasingly popular, and include about 10 different flavours, which team up the local beer flavours with things like horseradish, ginger, hot pepper, coffee and even different fruits. Currently, her signature beer jellies are her most popular types! And, of course, for those who enjoy their traditional jams for their morning toast, Head Acre Farms serves up traditional flavours like blueberry, strawberry and raspberry. All her blends are available in a convenient 250mL jar.
Besides her preserves, Valerie enjoys experimenting with other types of fruit treats, including her newest product, homemade fruit roll-up.
Valerie of Head Acre Farms warmly welcomes you to sample some of her unique blends. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how Valerie seems to have a knack for blending some truly unique flavours!