Norfolk Cherry Company Limited is a sour cherry packing and storage facility owned and operated by two sour cherry growers (Schuyler Farms Limited and Lingwood Farms Limited) in Norfolk County, Ontario.
The organization was formed in 1974 when the only cherry packing facility in the county ceased operations. Fruit is received from Ontario growers during a two to three week packing season that usually runs from mid-July to early August. Cherries are cooled, sorted, pitted (have the seeds removed), and frozen for long-term storage.
After packing, fruit is sold to further manufacturers and can be made into pie fill, bakery products, dried cherries, or juice to name a few examples. Since formation, Norfolk Cherry Company has grown from packing 500,000 to 1 million pounds per year to potentially 12 million pounds in a single season.
Where to Buy
Norfolk Cherry Company Limited is a member of Cherry Central Cooperative, which markets sour cherries on our behalf.
For more information please see their website at www.cherrycentral.com or call 231.946.1860
During the packing season, sour cherries are available for sale at our facility location.
Outside of this season, fruit can be purchased by contacting this number: 519.443.5649
Taking Home Awards
In 2017 Norfolk Cherry Company was honoured to receive the Outstanding Business Achievement Award from the Simcoe and District Chamber of Commerce. Check out the video to get a look at how cherries get from the orchard to the freezer. Thanks to Rainey Media for making the video.
Norfolk Cherry Company has partnered with the Norfolk Fruit Growers Association to retrofit our warehouse facility into cold and controlled atmosphere storage areas to meet the needs of local apple growers. This allows for storage space that would otherwise not be used outside of cherry harvest to be utilized to address a need for additional apple storage. This project is made possible in part with financial support from the Government of Ontario, in partnership with the Greenbelt Fund. For more information on the Greenbelt Fund, please see the following websites: www.ontariofresh.ca and www.greenbeltfund.ca.