Jan and Annette van Gilst, their two sons, and a daughter have an orchard and vegetable garden, Hilltop Fruitstand, in the hills west of Glen Miller. They have an attractive farm shop at the end of their drive. Jan and Anita started the orchard 30 years ago and have planted new trees ever five or six years . The orchard now covers 15 acres and they have 15 varieties of apples as well as pears, and plums. They also have 12 acres of corn and two acres of five or six varieites of tomatoes, peppers both mild and hot peppers and also onions, garlic and squash. Pictured here: Jan van Gilst (left) and his neighbour Al McCaw chat at the Hilltop Orchard Store, Glen Millar.
Their operation seasonal operation runs usually in May, and closes November 30th.