Farm visit do’s and don’ts or “Farm Etiquette”

You are visiting a working farm and a business. You are a guest on the farm. Please respect any rules and signs displayed at the farm. Leave your pets at home unless the farm specifies that pets are welcome. Most farms have their own animals. Park your vehicle in designated areas only. For your own...

Preparing to visit a farm checklist

Call ahead or check the web site to sure the variety of fruits, vegetables and/or other specific products you want are ready and available. Morning and evening are cooler and more comfortable if you are picking your own produce. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather conditions. Rubber boots may come in handy....

7 great reasons to buy local and eat in season

Freshness – locally grown fruits and vegetables are usually harvested the same day as they are sold. When crops are picked at their peak and hand-crafted, the freshness is captured in the farmstead cheeses or the fruit preserves. You can’t beat the flavour of fresh. Environment – environmental impact is reduced by using less energy...


The Association’s Mission is to provide knowledge and leadership to grow the farm fresh experience. Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association (OFFMA) was founded in 1973 as a not-for-profit, educational, and promotional organization. Its general membership is made up of dedicated Ontario farmers with a keen interest in promoting the direct farm sales industry (which includes on-farm markets and pick-your-own operations) and encouraging improvements and maintaining integrity in the industry.

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