Who are Hunter Brothers?
Chip and Tom Hunter are the fourth generation of Hunters to be farming the original homestead in Florenceville, New Brunswick on the banks of the beautiful St. John River. They started farming in 1978 and since 1980 have been devoted to the production of sweet corn. Starting with only 3 acres of corn, they have steadily increased their acreage to over 40 acres.
Over the years, Hunter Brothers have worked diligently to produce the best corn for their customers. They have tested over 150 different varieties of corn in an ongoing attempt to find those qualities in corn that not only are so popular with their customers, but that also fit in with their method of handling corn.
After selecting only the sweetest and most tender varieties, Hunter Brothers plant and nurture this corn to the peak of its quality. At this point the corn is picked by hand. It is then brought into the packing shed where it is hand graded and bagged. Following the grading process it is then hydrocooled in their spring-fed pond.
After operating a small kiosk like vegetable stand for many years, they built a beautiful enclosed farm market in 1992, complete with walk-in cooler to serve their customers. Five years later, in 1997, this farm market building was expanded to double the retail floor space. The preparation and work area was also doubled. Since then they added bakery facilities as well as a preserving kitchen. This has added another dimension to the Farm Market.
It is really a family affair!