Growing communities

Growing communities for generations to come

Local farm


It takes a community to feed a community.

Something bigger brings us together. Indeed, creating a brighter future for all is what gets us really going. It leads us to innovation. It challenges our preconceived notions. It heightens our compassion. We’re a team of impassioned people that dare to dream.

And yes, we may be obsessed with delivering quality produce, but we’re even more serious about taking care of our communities. At Sandy Shore, there is no such thing as farming as usual, because not a day goes by without a wild attempt at making our produce, our process and our lives a little bit better.

By processing and packaging on our premises, we can ensure freshness and quality on your table. And nothing brings us more joy than that.

What We Believe In

We believe in creating opportunities for our people to grow. We also believe in farming practices that nurture the land every step of the way by reducing the use of plastics and chemicals, regenerating the soil, expanding forest cover, enhancing wetlands and cutting down on food waste.

How We Achieve It

At Sandy Shore, we remain competitive and profitable through the development of a sustainable business model and mutually-beneficial relationships that foster community.

Local farm

Norfolk, ON Since 1956


Sandy Shore Farm is owned and operated by the Konrad and Wall families. We have farmed asparagus and other crops on the North shore of Lake Erie for over 65 years.

From family to community

In the mid 1920’s, the John Wall family crossed the Atlantic and emigrated to Canada from Europe. Originally from Holland, the Wall family had farmed on the rich soils of the Russian Steppes for many many years. So, when they eventually settled in the Niagara Peninsula it was only natural for them to take up fruit farming. In the late 1940’s they slowly began to move their farming business into Norfolk and Elgin counties where they saw more opportunity to grow and expand their fruit growing business.

Over time, the family began to realize the huge potential for vegetable production on the Norfolk Sand Plain and expanded the operation to include various vegetable crops. In the 60’s, one of John’s sons Frank and his wife Luella carried on the family farming tradition and began to expand the business’s asparagus production. That growth quickened when, in 1986, their daughter Carolyn and her husband Robert Konrad took over the family business. They were joined in 1994 by Carolyn’s brother Ken Wall and then also Kens wife Julie. At the same time, the business was incorporated under the name “Sandy Shore Farms.”

Sandy Shore Farms is proud to announce that the next generation is also stepping into the family business. In 2016, Ken and Julie’s son Marc and Robert and Carolyn’s son Daniel joined the company at an ownership and management level.

What started out as a family project wouldn’t be what it is today without our employees and hundreds of seasonal workers that take part in our harvests each year. Each member of the Sandy Shore community plays a huge role in its success and we are infinitely grateful for their hard work.

  • Marc Wall

    “I really enjoy working with family here. Together, we have been through a lot and I strongly believe that we’ll continue to rise to the challenges that come our way. I am so thankful for our support team and the great job they do. Our focus will always be on quality, freshness, and meeting our customers needs.”

  • Daniel Konrad

    “I love being able to grow healthy plants and producing an abundance of quality fruits and vegetables. My goal every year is to create a highly productive operation that can grow and excel in all its ventures.”

  • Ken Wall

    “I have always felt extremely thankful to have the opportunity to be involved in a business which produces something incredibly healthy and good for us all – fruits and vegetables. Together with that, I get to work alongside family, friends, competent and talented employees and a dedicated group of fellow growers. It truly is a privilege to do what I do everyday!”

  • Robert Konrad

    “‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ The way I see it, that’s been our motto all along. Working together with the family and good co workers, as well as working together with other farmers to produce a good consistent supply for our consumers is what it’s all about.”