WHERE WE COME FROM...
Bill Mattick, born in Saskatchewan, moved to
Victoria with his family shortly after losing an arm
in a farming accident.
After graduating high school in Victoria, Bill
worked as a farmhand on W.T. Edward's strawberry and
daffodil farm. This ultimately led him to the
decision of becoming a farmer, rather than labour
for others. He then rented the Mitchell Farm on
Ferndale road and purchased 24 hectares of land,
which is now known as the main campus of the
University of Victoria.
After selling the UVic farm, Bill Mattick
purchased, christened, and cleared Mattick's Farm,
on which he grew flowers and vegetables.
In the following years, Bill became very
prosperous by partnering with
Geoff Vantreight to expand their daffodil sales to
eastern Canada. After deciding it was
unnecessary to sell produce through a
middleman, Bill built a log cabin and the
main market building with a parking lot
attached to sell his produce. He opened a
roadside stand in 1957 where our place is
today, added a tea garden, and over the
decades the business grew here at
Mattick's Farm into
premiere shopping destination with over
15 shops and boutiques to chose from. If you
are expecting shopping to be fabulous, we
can guarantee you will find that one of a
kind discovery, so come and explore and see
what we have to offer.