The Farm Boy Story
In December 1981, Jean-Louis and Colette Bellemare opened the first Farm Boy™ on Cumberland Street in Cornwall, Ontario. At that time, the modest 300 sq. ft. store sold only produce.
The second Farm Boy was opened in February 1983 by brother Normand Bellemare in Cornwall.
The store continued to grow and eventually expanded its product lines to include deli, bread, and dairy products.
In October 1984, the Bellemare Brothers joined forces to open a Farm Boy at the Cornwall location on Sydney Street.
The new 5,000 sq. ft. area allowed further expansion of the fine quality produce line and the addition of dairy, deli, cheese and meat product lines. An in-store bakery and bulk food line were soon added.