Hy-Hope Farm

Farm Market and Golf Course

There are so many people that make this farm run and each and everyone of them is

intricate to our operation. From the person planting seeds and pulling weeds, to the

staff in the store, we couldn’t do it without them.

Our Story

Before Jack and Florence Lusted purchased it, Hy-Hope Farm was known as the Spencer Farm. The Spencer’s farmed the land for over 100 years. Jack and Florence purchased the land in 1972 and began the work to clean up the farm and the buildings. After a few years they then turned it over to their Daughter and Son-in-law, Carol and Dave.

In 1975, Dave and Carol Bibb started farming the land, growing vegetables as well as hog farming. After their two children were born, they thought they needed something else to occupy their time. So on the 1980 Grey Cup weekend, Carol baked and sold their first pies on a small table at the end of their driveway. It was a major success!

Over the past 30, years Hy-Hope Farm has seen many changes from a folding table at the side of the road to a year round farm market. There’s something for every season, from fruits and vegetables in the summer, tobogganing in the winter and our year round freshly baked goods, jams and preserves.

And, don’t forget the 18-hole executive golf course. Another one of Dave’s wacky ideas turned into a fruitful endeavor.

Construction on the golf course began in 1990 when it was first known as Pasture Putt. Dave saw a program on television where a sheep farmer in western Canada turned his pasture into a golf course and became inspired.

The area where the golf course is was mostly used for growing crops, but was very hilly and difficult to farm. On a whim, Dave decided to turn under the crop, and Pasture Putt was born. It started out as a six-hole course with bumpy greens and gopher holes as obstacles. Now, Hy-Hope Golf is an 18-hole executive course with just over 3,000 yards of playing area and a challenging layout.

From the beginning we have been a family friendly place for parents to bring their children to learn how to play golf in a relaxed atmosphere. We value the idea of a place where people can learn how to play golf with little stress and pressure.

Dave Bibb

Dave Bibb

Owner

Farmers Rule!!!!

Carol Bibb

Carol Bibb

Owner

Growing up farming with my parents, it seemed like the right thing to do. Baking came along later when I needed to stay home and raise our family. I’ve stepped back a bit in the last few years to let the younger generation step in.

Stewart Bibb

Stewart Bibb

Golf Course Superintendant

I enjoy taking care of the golf course and meeting the golfers out on the greens.  I put a lot of effort in the maintenance of the grounds and providing a great place for people to enjoy.  In my spare time I enjoy skiing, golfing (of course) and spending time with my family in the yard with my model train

Derek Quirion

Derek Quirion

Farm Pro

Growing up farming with my parents, it seemed like the right thing to do. Baking came along later when I needed to stay home and raise our family. I’ve stepped back a bit in the last few years to let the younger generation step in.

Lisa Bibb

Lisa Bibb

Baker

I was born and raised here and I love the farm and the people. I enjoy baking new goodies as well as our classics alongside my mom, dad and the rest of our family. When I have a little extra time I enjoy sewing and quilting, skills I learned from my grandma.