In 1994 Paul & Hilda de Jonge purchased 80 acres 5 kilometers (3 miles) east of Lethbridge and 1 kilometer (3/4 mile) south of Highway #3 on the Broxburn Road. Broxburn Vegetables prides itself in growing superior quality field and greenhouse fruits and vegetables. They presently operate a 3 acre greenhouse that is heated by 2 natural gas boilers. These boilers are 95 % energy efficient. The latest addition to the greenhouse also has an energy curtain to help reduce the loss of heat in the evening and provide shade to the crop when necessary. The greenhouses are filled with peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers. The vine ripened peppers provide the most flavour and nutrients. They choose their variety of tomatoes carefully so the customer gets the maximum flavour. They also grow long English cucumbers, mini cucumbers, egg plant, beans and butter head lettuce in the greenhouse. Their primary field U-pick crops are strawberries and raspberries. The ever bearing strawberries produce extremely sweet berries right up to the first killing frost. This often is later in September or sometimes in October. The cool prairie nights contribute to the sweetness of the berries. They also grow cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, onions, pumpkins, zucchini, squash, oriental vegetables, and herbs.
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