There is nothing that says autumn in Ontario like a visit to one of this province’s beautiful farms. Apples, pumpkins, pies, cornstalks, gourds, squash, fall raspberries, meats, honeys, cheeses, and milk are all waiting for you at an Ontario farm. It’s the perfect way to celebrate another excellent fall season. This September and October, let Ontario Farm Fresh help you to find an amazing farm experience near you. With over 300 Ontario member farms, Ontario Farm Fresh (ontariofarmfresh.com) is your gateway to the outstanding retail farms of this province. This fall, — Get fresh! Visit a farm!
This season more than ever, Ontario farmers have risen to meet the weather challenges thrown at them. From the spring’s damaging thaws and hard frosts to summer’s punishing heat, this growing season has not been uneventful for Ontario’s farmers. Steve Smith, owner of Smith’s Apples in Port Elgin and OFFMA Board Member summed it up perfectly when he said, “It is tough to run a business when Mother Nature is your partner.” Despite the weather, farmers are resilient and eternally optimistic. Most importantly, they are now open and ready for you. This fall, make it a point to get out and visit a farm. Call the farm or check out their website before hitting the road, just to make sure they have the product you are looking for.
Visiting a farm is a great family outing. The kids can run around, climb straw bales and visit with the animals. Parents can relax and take in a wagon ride. Everyone can enjoy the fresh air, warm autumn sunshine and the changing colour of the leaves.
Ontario’s farms are harvesting right now; the pumpkins are looking good and fall raspberries are at their peak. Many on-farm markets have pies, tarts, jams and honey. You can also pick up beef, eggs, and most recently milk from a farm near you. Take a cooler and load up. Support Ontario and support Ontario’s farmers by visiting ontariofarmfresh.com now to find a farm near you. You’ll be glad you did.
visit www.OntarioFreshFarms.com for a list of farms near you.