After immigrating from Ireland, the McCully family settled near St. Marys in 1847. These early McCullys cleared land for crops and produced maple sugar, since cane sugar was difficult to obtain.
Thanks to the livestock improvement efforts of our late family patriarch, Norman McCully, McCully's Hill Farm has been home to some Canada's finest livestock, including Suffolk sheep, Holstein cattle, Black Angus cattle, Tamworth pigs, Clydesdale and Belgian horses, Sicilian miniature donkeys to name a few.
Now a member of the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame, Grandpa McCully also devoted a great deal of time to soil conservation, tree planting and education of rural youth.
Several generations of McCullys have been, and are involved in teaching primary to University level programs, as well as conducting agricultural and botanical research. We are proud to be continuing the McCully teaching tradition in the form of agricultural and environmental programs at the farm.
McCully's Hill Farm specializes in the production of maple products, natural meats, home-made baking and preserves, and garden fresh produce such as sweet corn, pumpkins and other vegetables. Our farm Market is the retail outlet for these products, and is also the Visitors' Centre for individual and group tours.