Stonewall, MB R0C 2Z0
Ph: 204-467-8480 204-467-8480
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Located just 15 minutes
from the perimeter.
News & History
Murray and Pauline Boonstra with their 4 children and 8 grandchildren
We started the farm in 1988 milking 50 cows. We planted 20 rows of strawberries in 1990 and thought it would create some extra income for our 4 kids. After many hardships and a long learning curve we began to grow more and more strawberries. As demand grew for the berries so did the acres and by the year 2000 we had 10 acres of strawberries. Once we started doing school tours and a corn maze the work load was becoming too great so we sold the dairy cows. We now have 35 acres of strawberries, 4 acres of raspberries and a 10 acre corn maze. We have also started a small patch of asparagus. We dont know know what the future holds but with the family farm and our faith in God we hope to keep growing as the demand increases. Thank you to all those who have visited our farm. Our son Carl and his wife Danielle now run the corn maze and our son Eddie works with the strawberries. Each of the 9 grandchildren have a field named after them.
We would like to welcome you to BoonstraFarms.com! Thank you for coming and enjoy your stay. On our website you will find information on school tours, strawberries, and not to mention our corn maze.
Our website has insightful information on farm animal facts, as well as strawberry recipes! School teachers might find the information on farm animals, located in our Farm Tours section, useful for class and assignments.
In the summertime, Strawberry and Raspberry season starts in july all across Manitoba. Boonstra Farms is always busy around this time of year, and we are located in Stonewall, Manitoba just 15 minutes from the Winnipeg Perimeter.
When the weather starts to turn cold, and the leaves turn color you know Fall is coming. This is just the time of year to visit Murray's Maze. Located just 15 minutes north of the Winnipeg perimeter, this corn maze may be Canada's largest! See the media library on the left for a news article on this.
1815-1880? - Squatter
1880-19921 - Mr. Dawson (Homestead)
1921-1956 - Jim McWilliam
1956-1988 - Howard & Frances Sturtevant
1988-Present - Murray & Pauline Boonstra