Although events and gatherings are cancelled, small farms and businesses – which are an integral feature of our communities – need our support now more than ever. They have formed a collective called York Farm Fresh, to work together to provide our community with healthy food, in a safe manner.
To assist our independent food providers in York Region, York Farm Fresh has put together a list of how its affiliate businesses are adapting their operations to meet the needs of consumers. Visit York Farm Fresh’s post about how their partners are adapting to the COVID-19 restrictions. Or, visit or call the farms directly for more information: www.yorkfarmfresh.com/covid-19
AE Natural Meats – AE will be taking your orders over the phone 905-955-5749 for the near future in order to keep everyone safe. Our pick up hours have been extended for your convenience. You will be able to stay in your car and we will put your package in your trunk. If you are a senior or in quarantine we will deliver to you. Brooks Farms – Brooks Farms has moved to entirely curbside pick up or delivery within Mount Albert area.
ClearWater Farm – ClearWater Farm offers fresh, home grown food straight from the farm to your doorstep through our weekly food basket subscription. As soon as April 15th, we will have veggies grown at ClearWater Farm, and other local products from small farms in our community, ready for delivery to you. With no middleman and no warehouse, our food is grown by our reliable young farmers using regenerative agriculture practices that are good for the planet and good for your health. Order online for doorstep delivery: clearwaterfarm.ca/choose-a-basket
Coopers CSA Farm – Coopers CSA Farm is opening for an additional Saturday, March 21, and then again for regular hours March 28. We are open both dates, 10-3. CSA shares can be added from our web site www.coopersfarm.ca
Hamilton Farm – At Hamilton Farm, we have asked for people to book appointments or if they arrive and there is already someone being served we are asking them to wait to enter the store until the previous customer is finished.
Hutchings Farm – We are open by appointment, we will prepare your order and have ready in the store for your – text Sandra at 905-955-2389.
Niemi Family Farm – We are offering online sales for our bakings www.niemifamilyfarm.ca we are also offering free delivery in Mount Albert for orders over $20. Working to keep y’all safe and sound and nourished.
Pine Farms Orchard – We will be open though with reduced hours and just for take away. Come to the new ‘walk thru window’! Message us if you need something and you’d like to have your order ready.
Pioneer Brand Honey – We’ve closed our store however we can still take orders with payment via interact or etransfer. Orders can be boxed and picked up at a special pick up location at our farm. We are still shipping online orders while Canada Post is in operation.
Round the Bend Farm – We will be open our regular winter hours, which are Friday afternoons 12 – 6 pm until Mother’s Day. In order to accommodate those of you who are not well or following self isolation we are happy to put together a box of items for you to pick up at the farm from your vehicle. We are stocked and ready.
Sharon Creek Farm – I have moved my farm store online, with Local Line. It is easily accessed through my website, sharoncreekfarm.ca, through a SHOP NOW button on my Facebook page. Orders are due weekly on Wednesdays, must be prepaid online or by e transfer, and are available for curbside pickup at the farm on Saturdays from 10 -2. I am also including some produce from other organic farmers. The catalogue is updated weekly and I send a reminder to customers to finalize orders every week.
Simpson Family Farm – We are happy to continue providing food, but are practicing due diligence and restricting access to the farm store. We will take order from your car and bring to you. We request anyone feeling unless do not visit ht e farm at this time.
Thompson Potato Farm – We remain to the general public. We have moved our self-serve produce outside and ask that no one enters the building where we are working. There are potatoes, carrots and onions for sale. We ask that people do not come to the farm if they have been travelling, been in contact with someone who has travelled or is sick.
- AE Natural Meats – Mount Albert
- Brooks Farms – Mount Albert
- ClearWater Farm – Georgina
- Coopers CSA Farm – Zephyr
- Hamilton Farm – Sutton West
- Hutchings Farm – Pefferlaw
- Niemi Family Farm – Mount Albert
- Pine Farms Orchard – King City
- Pioneer Brand Honey – Nobleton
- Round the Bend Farm – Kettleby
- Simpson Family Farm – Whitchurch-Stouffville Thompson Potato Farm – Mount Albert
Adam Waxman is an award winning travel journalist focusing on food, wine and well being. As well as an actor in film, television and formerly, the Stratford Festival, he is the Associate Publisher and Executive Editor of DINE and Destinations magazine.