Join Farm Fresh Ontario

CONNECTION

Events

Annual General Meeting – The flagship event for the organization, the annual conference is made up of on-farm visits, professional business and marketing speakers, peer member presentations, and sponsorship visibility for product and service suppliers.

Agritourism Farm Tours – Visit about a dozen farm stops over two days and gather ready-to-implement ideas for your business. Great networking. Great learning. Great fun!

Member Directory – Use the member directory page to find members’ contact information and take virtual tours using links to websites across the province. The full listings of complete contact information of your fellow members help you to reach out to like-minded folks and industry peers.

Member Map – Locate current member farms across the province with this interactive and constantly updated map. Stop in to see your peers on your next “vacation trip.”

Supplier Directory – An online listing of our convention exhibitors, advertisers and sponsors.

EDUCATION

Education Center – View a schedule of upcoming Roundtables and Webinars, and access  a wide variety of audio/video presentations and relevant documents developed and used by peer members and industry leaders to enhance their businesses and understanding of our industry. This information is available in our Members Only section and is exclusive to our members.

Webinar Recordings – Our webinars offer expertise from industry professionals – covering everything from social media best practices, health and safety, strategic planning to retirement.

INSPIRATION

Members Only Facebook Group – Our private Facebook Group allows members to get immediate answers to their most pressing questions, issues and concerns – even on their busiest days. Please contact us to join the page.

Online Roundtables – Choose from a variety of topics and meet live online with a group of your farmers inspired peers to share information, learn from one another, and enhance your business.

I run a CSA on our farm and on-farm store. I am very excited to be a part of this exciting association.

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Rebecca Landman/Landman Gardens & Bakery

The Ontario Farm Fresh membership is one of our most important memberships to maintain.

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Mark Henry/Fields on West Lake

A big thank you for all your heard work and for putting together probably one of the best workshops and conferences I’ve attended.

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Suzanne Whittamore/Whittamore’s Farm Market

Just wanted to say thanks so much for the great Farm Fresh Ontario sessions at the OFVC. We all took away a lot of great things and I’m feeling refreshed and ready to start a new season with renewed vigor and excitement – lots to look forward to being able to implement this year.

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Erin McLean/McLean Berry Farm

Farm Fresh Ontario has been to us a supportive community of creative, forward looking direct farm marketers. Through the newsletters, networking and programs offered we have grown as a farm and as a family. Farm Fresh Ontario has been a steady anchor in the sea of changing times; friends who understand.

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Jim & Leslie Forsythe/Forsythe Family Farms

Martin’s Family Fruit Farm joined Farm Fresh Ontario in 2008 and we have never regretted it. We have found the family atmosphere among the members to be very encouraging and helpful. Knowing that we have an organization that we can call on to help us with any of issues involving our direct marketing needs is worth far more than the small annual membership fees. We have avoided many mistakes simply by learning from the experience of others. The bus tours, the seminars, the annual convention as well as the excellent newsletter make this one of the best organizations we have ever belonged to.

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Steve Martin/Martin’s Family Fruit Farm

Ontario Farm Fresh! Words that spring to mind…. inspiring newsletters, helpful resources, industry connections, useful workshops, bus tours to exotic locations, opportunities to chat with leaders to compare results, grow your marketing, H.R. knowledge, industry best practices, and a forward thinking board of dedicated volunteers. It can enrich your farm and personal life, it has to ours. It also takes off paint and removes gum deposits from under chairs!

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Chris and Christy Hiemstra/Clovermead Adventure Farm

Ontario Farm Fresh is the most important membership we have our on farm. Within a few years of joining Farm Fresh Ontario we had met or became friends with the leaders in our shared farming community. The friendships made in our organization are priceless and lifelong and without this strong voice, and powerful connecting tool I have no idea where my farm would be. Farm Fresh Ontario is your farm fresh voice!

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Paul Brooks/Brooks Farms

Farm Fresh Ontario has played a major role in the growth of our on-farm butcher shop meat business. The networking opportunities have been incredibly valuable. The value, opportunities and experiences that Farm Fresh Ontario provides to each of its members far exceeds the cost of membership.

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Dana Thatcher/Thatcher Farms

Most farmers have pretty complete toolboxes for equipment repairs. And yet, if farm marketing was a toolbox, let’s be honest, a lot of us would have a pair of bent vice grips in it and not much more. An Farm Fresh Ontario membership gives you a whole tool chest full of marketing tools, with multiple drawers. It got us out of our shop, and admittedly, our comfort zone, into a whole new world of on farm retail sales. It is absolutely the best bang for our buck each and every year.

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Guy and Karen Farintosh/Farintosh Farms