Nadine Richter and her mother Dianne run Richters' Greenhouse. Their greenhouse and market garden is at 8786 Highway 62 North, just north of Foxboro. Nadine's father John was an experienced nursery man and grower, and was proud to say they take everything 'from seed to sale'. Nadine and Diane follow in his footsteps. John's father John Richter trained to be a vegetable grower but joined the Canadian military. When he retired he opened a greenhouse and market garden on Highway 2 at Bayside selling flowers as well as vegetables.
Being growers, means the Richters are knowledgeable about plants. They are always experimenting with growing new varieties. As well as the standard line of annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, planters and herbs, they introduce 30 new plants each year.
In the fall they have potatoes, beans, tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, ad a fall line up of flowers such as asters, kale, ornamental cabbages and sunflowers. Nadine believes in providing an excellent product at a reasonable price and also in providing information about plants and gardening.
Richters' Greenhouse is an interesting place to stop. It is country style and Nadine and Diane are very welcoming and the atmosphere is relaxed. Do ask to see the pineapple lillies and the other unusual plants they have for sale. They are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.