A directory of Ontario organic and/or pesticide-free farms with pick-your-own and farmgate sales, plus markets, stores, suppliers, restaurants, and events around the province
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JOYFULLY ORGANIC FARM • MARKHAM, STOUFFVILLE CSA; FM: Imagine a CSA share of fresh, local vegetables, that you can’t wait to open each week! The most delicious part? Big, beautiful flavours! Joyfully Organic Farm is run by a passionate team of young, first generation farmers – the heart and hands behind the food they grow. Joyfully Organic Farm grows over 40 types of vegetables, which makes their CSA an inspiring experience! They are passionate about soil health, which is passed along in their nutrient-packed, delicious vegetables. To top it off, each season you’ll be invited to member-only farm tours and events! Each year they throw a gigantic potluck dinner in the middle of their vegetable field!
BOUSFIELD’S APPLES AND CIDER • MILTON FG: This is a small, third-generation family farm, which has been growing organically since 2000 and is certified organic. Bousfield’s produces a wide variety of apples, pears, fresh-pressed cider, grapes, and raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. They also grow garlic, onions, beets, carrots, Swiss chard, potatoes, and tomatoes.
Other products for sale include local honey, maple syrup, and organic flour products. There is a retail store located on the farm open to the public. Produce is picked and ready for sale (not a pick-your-own facility).
Located at 5408 Derry Road, Milton, Ont., the farm store is open daily from 10 am – 6 pm, based on season and availability. Call the farm for availability: 1-905-878-6355. Or drop by their booth, from May to October, at the Milton Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings from 8 am to 12 noon.
SPRING VIEW FARMS • UXBRIDGE, ON: PYO: Chemical-free. Pick your own strawberries and raspberries (not certified organic). Our goal towards chemical-free berries is to avoid any chemical residue in our produce by producing strawberries and raspberries without insecticides, fungicides, or herbicides.
Strawberry season is in June; raspberry/black currant season in July.
Located 10 km north of Uxbridge in the hamlet of Leaskdale at 11680 Durham Rd. 1 (Main St. N.). Open from mid-June, Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. No Sunday sales. Covid-19 Protocol in place. Please call ahead: (905) 852-2795.
SHARED HARVEST COMMUNITY FARM • CITY OF DUNNVILLE, ON: This certified organic community farm in Dunnville, Ontario hosts workshops and events throughout the year including Healthy Living Cooking classes; ‘Meals That Heal’ vegan meal plans; and a weekly day retreat for people with life-limiting illness ‘By The Willow Day Hospice’. They grow more than 40 kinds of vegetables and herbs using compost teas and a variety of local botanicals to fertilize plants, feed the soil.
Shared Harvest’s CSA provides certified organic vegetables to residents in the Dunnville and area. With the vision of ‘a world where all people have access to nutritious, sustainably farmed food, Shared Harvest aims to keep prices low and also offers a subsidized box for those experiencing challenges related to food security. Visit Shared Harvest at the Dunnville Farmers Market every Saturday.
IGNATIUS FARM • GUELPH CSA, FM: Ignatius Farm is a community organic training farm. It is an integral part of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre and ‘the’ farm for many individuals and community endeavours. The farm grows certified organic strawberries and vegetables for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, the Milton Farmers’ Market, local businesses, and service agencies. The farm’s 3-acre Community Garden, working shares, volunteer, and training programs are popular with those who appreciate working in healthy soil and surroundings.
Ignatius Farm rents land to small organic businesses and non-profits. CSA share options: early, mid- and late summer shares; winter shares; pick up at the farm or a Guelph neighbourhood site.
EVERDALE ORGANIC FARM • HILLSBURGH CSA; FG: Founded in 1998, Everdale is a not-for-profit food and farming project with a charitable mission to build healthy communities through food. This year, Everdale celebrates 23 years of growing fruits and vegetables organically that serves their version of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) with the Harvest Share program and supporting partner agencies. It has hosted thousands of visitors over the years with educational programming such as Farm School programs, Summer Farm Camp, Team Building days, Farm Planner courses, Farmer Training courses, and CarrotFest/CarrotStock.
For more information contact: David Alexander; Farm Programs Co-ordinator, 5812 6th Line, Erin, ON. Tel: (519) 855-4859
TANSY ORCHARD ORGANIC APPLES • BEAVER VALLEY, ON: Tansy Orchard was started by Richard Frisby in 1989. He was the first organic apple producer in the Beaver Valley (near Collingwood) in the Nottawasaga Bay region. He has planted over 2,000 trees on his property.
He started with 500 in 1989 and then planted 500 for each of his three children. Tansy is renowned for producing organic MacIntosh, Empires, Cortland, Spartans, Spies and Ida Red apples. Richard Frisby has been supplying apples to The Big Carrot Natural Food Market for 20 years.
For more information, contact the Big Carrot at: (416) 466-2129.
LIFESPRING ‘BEYOND ORGANIC’ FARM • City of Kawartha Lakes FG: Proprietors Ken and Anastasia raise Scottish Highland cows that are grass-fed and finished for the healthiest and tastiest beef around! They also raise free ranging chickens for their brown eggs, and grow a variety of veggies in mineral and Ormus-rich soil, with organic manure, bio-dynamic preps, and cutting edge Radionic technology. They also carry alternative products such as Colloidal Silver/Gold, 5G bracelets, hemp products.
Shop directly from the farm by appointment, or visit the Evergreen BrickWorks Farmers’ Market in Toronto.
Request by email their product list for GTA meetups and deliveries. Come by, have a chat, and learn that if it’s not in your soil, it’s not in your food!
BYs HONEY FARM • NIAGARA, ON: BYs Honey Farm is a family owned and operated business with over 3 generations of honeybee knowledge located on a 50 acres farm at 996 Concession 6 Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada. BYs offers unpasteurized honey, flavoured honey, nucleus colonies, queens, beekeeping supplies, honeybee hive health care supplies, pollination services, bee and swarm removal, bumble bee and wasp removal, beekeeping classes and apitherapy for people looking for alternatives. On the property are many beehives for people to see and even sponsor, BYs shop for all your supply needs including for dealers with wholesale pricing and an apitherapy health center for those looking at alternative methods and therapies. Open 9 am – 5 pm Monday thru Friday and Saturday 10 am – 4 pm all year round. We are in the heart of Niagara’s wine country with nature all around. Call us today at 905.984.4408 or visit www.byshoneyfarm.com
BY’s Honey farm takes pride in a natural safe organic chemical free approach to everything bees have to offer.
ORGANICS FAMILY FARM • MARKHAM PYO; FG: Certified organic strawberries and apples. This is a family-owned and operated farm producing primarily pick-your-own fruit, but they also operate a market where they sell ready-picked fruits, vegetables, and other products. From Wednesday to Sunday they operate a wood-fired oven and bake organic pies, tarts, and artisan bread. Open seasonally with their crops, from 9 am to 5 pm weekends, and 9 am to 6 pm weekdays.
Call ahead for a crop update: (905) 640-5206. For more information visit www.organicsfarm.ca
DUFFERIN GROVE FARMERS MARKET • TORONTO, ON: Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market is open both in-person and online! A full range of products, including fresh organic vegetables, local honey and maple syrup, prepared and specialty foods, free range eggs and much more is available, with new products added each week. The market is open every Thursday, from 3 to 7 pm, until the end of October at the SOUTH end of Dufferin Grove Park (due to ongoing construction in its usual location).
Also, every Saturday at noon, https://shop.
THE VILLAGE MARKET • THORNHILL, ON: Open Saturdays year-round, outdoors 8 am to 12 pm. This is an organic farmers’ market with local, organic and biodynamic farmers, featuring fresh organic fruits and vegetables, organic beef, pork and chicken, organic eggs, organic dairy products, plus organic breads and treats. Offering a full range of gluten-free baking and frozen entrees as well.
TRINITY BELLWOODS FARMERS MARKET – Located near Dundas and Shaw Streets in Toronto, this market was founded to increase access to fresh, local, sustainable, naturally grown and certified organic agriculture during the Ontario growing season.
This year they are offering the opportunity to naturalize your garden! Ontario native plants will be available for sale at the market on July 12, August 9, and Sept 6. The plants are supplied by Lacewing, a native plant nursery specializing in Ontario native plants that feed and provide habitat for pollinators including birds and butterflies, and other beneficial insects (like Lacewings!) that will protect your garden from pests (Visit: http://lacewing.ca) You can also order online for pick-up at the market which is open on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 pm.
Find more information at: https://www.tbfm.ca/