About the Martins
Today, the farm is operated by Grant, Pam, Todd, Neil, Adam and Graham Martin. Pam (Deugo) was raised in Cedar Hill as the youngest child of George and Shirley Deugo of Fulton’s Pancake House. Pam and Grant met at the University of Guelph and married in 1999.
They were organic dairy farmers in mid western Ontario until 2016 when they purchased Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm.
About the Farm
A wonderful family Christmas tradition in Pakenham for three decades. Consider coming for a homemade, take-out lunch or treat, followed by a hot chocolate by the fire outside.
Our farm was settled in the 1820s by William Forsythe, who came to Cedar Hill from Ireland. The farm was originally a lumbering and saw mill operation. It has in turn been a dairy, beef, and sheep farm.
The fruit crops were started in 1978 by Paul and Heather (Forsythe) Ralph and the Christmas trees were added in 1988. In August 2011, Paul and Ria Ralph retired from other aspects of the business and focused on growing beautiful Christmas trees. Ria and Paul built a new shop for the Christmas tree operation in 2011. They have now retired from farming and have settled into life in Almonte.
We are excited to welcome you to our farm and look forward to meeting you!