A charitable harvest

For Joan Lindley, or “Grandma Joan” as she likes to be called, farming has been not just a way of life, but a generational legacy — one that includes philanthropy.

The Lindley family supports the Hamilton Spectator Summer Camp Fund at HCF which funds summer camperships for children whose families could not otherwise afford the costs.

This charitable endeavour reflects the passions of Joan’s late husband, Peter, or “Pickin’ Pete”, who attended camp as a boy. His desire was for other kids to be able to have the same opportunity to bond with nature, engage in healthy competition and develop outdoor skills.

The Lindleys have been farming in Halton and Wentworth for eight generations, specializing in strawberries and pumpkins. Although her son Joe now operates the Lindley Farm and Market on Fiddler’s Green Road, “Grandma Joan” still likes to help, in addition to following charitable pursuits.

“If you have made a success of your life’s work, giving back is a satisfying gift,” says Joan.

From Fall 2023 Legacy Newsletter