Highlights from the 2022 Township of Tiny Farm Crawl… Cozy fire pits, maple syrup, local honey, pumpkins, pesto and so much more was had at the Farm Crawl. Our community was falling in love with farm life one stop at a time.
The Farm Crawl was an opportunity to take a scenic tour of our region and purchase goods directly from local farmers and growers! Providing attendees with the chance to explore the beauty of North Simcoe while supporting local.
Attendees learnt about the importance of local food and its economic impact on the region and, as an added twist, each farm location this year featured an exciting experience, providing additional opportunities for learning and fun.
Take a glimpse of the North Simcoe farm life, all from the comfort of your home. Get to know the local area and support our neighbouring farmers in the Heart of Georgian Bay.
Evain Maurice of Belleroots Farm is an organic vegetable farmer who is dedicated to making food that is good for the planet and people. Evain grows a variety of vegetables and collaborates with Nascent, a local business in Midland, by providing medicinal herbs and flowers. Evain, along with Bart and Simone from Bulbs of Fire, founded Farm2Door, a website where you can buy fresh food from local farmers. You can purchase all of Belleroots Farm’s fantastic food here.
BULBS OF FIRE
Bart and Simone Nagel immigrated to Canada in 2006, looking for a simpler life where they could feel connected to the land and the seasons. Little did they know they were going to create a hugely successful garlic farm with garlic that bites back! Their sustainable farm does not use chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizer. They have over 35 varieties of garlic and a plethora of different garlic products. Along with Evain from Belleroots Farm, they founded Farm2Door where you can find all their products for purchase.
DUBEAU FAMILY FARM
Dubeau Family Farm has been serving North Simcoe families for the last 20 years! They have a farm stand that provides local residents access to fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and preserves to maintain healthy lifestyles. Right now, you can order their products through their website for roadside pick-up. What a convenient way to shop local!
HEART AND SOL
Jon French of Heart and Sol Farm is committed to social and ecological sustainability, growing vegetables, and melons for you to enjoy. Jon is super knowledgeable and even has a YouTube channel explaining gardening processes. He sells his produce at his farm gate and the Midland and Victoria Harbour Farmers Markets.
Huronia Nurseries is a family-owned business currently run by Darrell Leonard and has been in operation since 1952. They are growers of nursery stock, perennials, and annuals. Huronia is trusted within the community to provide all your nursery needs with a dedicated, helpful team. Check out the nursery located at 1159 Baseline Road South, Tiny.
Wilfrid Mackenzie was raised on an organic farm where they grew their own vegetables, fruit and raised livestock. Growing up living this sustainable lifestyle, it was only natural that he developed a passion for farming organically. He was able to follow his passion for agriculture and organics at the University of Guelph, graduating with a rare degree; Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Organic Agriculture. You can buy hay, grains, and garden produce from his farmgate or by delivery.
FERMES MONPIERO FARMS
This fifth-generation farm had its beginnings in the 1800s. Now father and son duo Paul and Alex Maurice have a chicken operation and 100’s of acres of crops that they farm. Monpiero Farms is known for its innovation in large scale farming and for winning an award from Severn Sound Remedial Action group for its dedication to protecting the environment. They also have a market garden that you can buy produce from at their farm gate on Cedarpoint Road in Lafontaine.
THE BLUEBERRY PLACE
Turnview Farm Honey is a full-service honeybee farm, located in Waverley. It is owned and operated by Paul and Emily Turner, who have farmed together for over 30 years. Turnview Farm offers beekeeping classes and sells honey bees, beekeeping equipment, harvests from the hive, including delicious raw honey. Turnview Farm also produces free run farm fresh eggs and sells a variety of meats, maple syrup, and pierogies at its Farm Gate Store. Turnview Farm is located at 6424 ON-93 in Elmvale.
Traditions are made with family and friends. Windlee Farms Maple Syrup is a family-owned and operated business for over a quarter of a century. All of their maple syrup is handcrafted the traditional way on a wood-fired evaporator, using modern food-grade, high-efficiency equipment. Their operation is ever-evolving, from buckets to a modern tubing system with over 500 taps. Their passion is to produce premium quality 100% pure maple syrup available year-round at the farm gate, Maple Weekend, Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival, and selected retail stores. To purchase their maple syrup, call 705-526-0769 to order and pick up at their sugar shack trailer.