Fred started Fred’s back in 1972 on dougall & Cabana, for 3 years. We moved to our current location (2144 Huron Church) in a small roadside stand in 1975 for 3 years. Fred moved to his longstanding location at 3336 Huron Church in 1978 where Fred and his father Fred Sr. started business up in a roadside stand combined with The Terrace motel. In 1987 the motel was torn down and a NEW Fred’s Farm Fresh building was built with concrete blocks and mortar which would be the Fred’s Farm Freshhome until we were forced out for the highway in Dec. 2010. Fred’s Farm Fresh started construction on thier new building at 2144 Huron Church in June 2011.
After a year and half of being closed down, we re-opened our greenhouse on Mothers day 2012 and officially re-opened our store June 15th 2012. The move was a difficult and lengthy process but worth the wait and hard work as we now have a new beautiful structure to work in.
Our new store is double the size and is open and airy. Skylights throughout liven up the atmosphere. We have double the butcher and deli selection, hundreds of imported and domestic cheeses . Our Grocery section has tripled in size and we offer local products, imported goods, organic, gluten free, a variety of rare and unusual items as well. Our produce section is even greater than before offering more organic selection, always local when available, and many exotic ethic offerings as well.
Fall is always such a beautiful season at Fred’s we carry a huge selection of gourds, squash, straw, cornstalks, pumpkins, mums, ornamental grasses, mixed harvest planters. Fresh new crop apples, apple cider and caramel and candy apples too! Our selection of pumpkins ranges from mini pumpkins to pie pumpkins medium sized to HUGE. We also carry a huge selection of chocolates and candies year round however even more so and lots of new items specifically for halloween.
Just after Halloween, in the beginning of November our first shipments of fresh cut Christmas treesbegin to arrive, along with beautiful fresh greenery, grave blankets, huge selection of poinsettias and specialty hand made Christmas planters.
In the spring Fred’s start the garden centre season with an abundance of fresh Easter flowers, Mums, lilies, Hydrangeas and spring bulbs revive the atmosphere once again. The beginning of May brings a multitude of annuals, perennials, tropicals and the best selection of fruit, vegetable and herb plants.
BBQ season begins and our fresh meat counter explodes with freshly cut meats and an array of specialty burgers, sausages and other hand made creations. Whole loins of New York strips andtenderloins remain our specialty.