1928 – A.A. Kroeker founded Poplar Grove Farm in the Red River Valley, 6 miles south east of Winkler, Manitoba, Canada and only 6 miles north of the Canada/USA border. The sandy loam, left behind when this region was the shore of glacial Lake Agassiz, was well suited to specialty crops. With creative imagination and a lot of hard work, the Kroeker family was instrumental in helping to establish Manitoba’s vegetable industry.
1955 – Kroeker Farms Limited was incorporated with A.A. and his nine children as shareholders. Shares are now held by 140 family members and key employees.
2001 – The farm began converting some of the 9,000 acres it farms to an Organic Production System. Certified by Quality Assurance International, nearly 1,000 acres are now farmed using organic principles. Methods used on the rest of the farm have seen adjustments using the knowledge gained from this initiative.
2004 – A Raspberry Division was begun.
2008 – 55 acres of raspberry canes are now producing fresh, wonderful berries each summer. At the peak of ripeness we harvest and freeze the berries. Each week, all year long, we bring them out and make 3 varieties of spread for your enjoyment. View our Products to find out more.