A Family Owned Farm Since 1983 


Highgrove Farms is a full-time working farm located at the south end of Dufferin County in East Garafraxa Township. John and Andrea Stirk founded the farm in 1983 and have now been joined by their son Nathan in 2016. Highgrove strives to produce premium quality, naturally raised angus beef and quality crops using progressive and responsible methods. Long-term relationships with our beef customers and the landowners that allow us to crop their land is our ultimate goal.


John is a full-time farmer and proud to be involved in the agricultural industry. John graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business. He and his wife, Andrea, founded Highgrove Farms in 1983. John is an accredited board director and currently serves as the Chairman of Dufferin Mutual Insurance Company as a director of the Ontario Mutual Insurance Association. John also serves as Deputy Mayor of East Garafraxa Township.

Nathan joined the farm full-time in 2016. He has an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Economics and an MBA from the University of Guelph. Nathan has developed an extensive network of friends and colleagues within the agricultural industry. His background includes work experience in commercial banking and as a crop adviser to farmers. He enjoys breeding and evaluating high quality cattle. Nathan has judged many local cattle shows across the province.