July – Lo-hi Farm

by Jun 30, 2023

Lo-Hi Farm - Hoyt

Lo-Hi Farm, a fifth-generation farming operation established in 1932, is located in Sunbury County, Hoyt, New Brunswick. The farm is known for its picturesque setting of sprawling fields and rolling hills, with iconic old barns atop Kirkpatrick Hill on Route 101. The Kirkpatrick family, including David, Tracey, and their daughter Daisy, live on the farm and oversee the raising of Hereford cows, laying hens, Berkshire pigs, and Nubian/Boer goats. Previously, they also had a dairy cattle operation with up to 120 cows.

Besides livestock, Lo-Hi Farm has gained a reputation for growing high-quality Christmas trees. David, after completing agricultural college, expanded the tree farm to include over 50,000 trees of various sizes. They have shipped trees across Canada, the United States, and even to the Caribbean.

In recent years, the family has revived maple syrup production on the farm, which has been well received. They also offer this product alongside their Christmas trees at their local gift shop.

Although David and Tracey have full-time jobs, David’s father, Wayne, plays a crucial role in managing the farm’s daily operations. The entire family contributes to the farm, with Daisy actively involved in 4H and showing dairy calves.

The family finds fulfillment in continuing the farming legacy across generations and educating young people about food origins and environmental benefits. They emphasize the importance of learning from experienced farmers and having a passion for farming.

Their advice to aspiring farmers is to be prepared for both the highs and lows of the industry, have a strong business plan, and establish a solid social media presence. They currently sell their products directly to customers but plan to open a small on-site store featuring local farm products in the future.

To learn more about Lo-Hi Farms, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LoHiTreeFarm/


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