Escape to East Gwillimbury

Part 1:

The farm-to-market-to-table journey starts at Cooper’s Farm in Zephyr, where Nigel gets to pick cucumbers for the weekly market box of veggies and fruit.

DID YOU KNOW…

Every fall, the farm features a huge corn maze that attracts up to 10,000 visitors each year.

Cooper's Farm Sign     Cooper's Fresh Produce

ABOUT:

Cooper’s Farm is known for its community supported agriculture (CSA) weekly produce basket program, and is a family-owned market garden farm, producing a wide variety of the best quality vegetables using sustainable and ethical farming practices.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

Cooper’s Farm and Maze is located at:

266 Ashworth Rd, Zephyr, Ontario

From the intersection of Hwy 401/404 (Don Valley Pkwy) head north about 34 km to Exit 51/Davis Dr, head east about 12 km (across Hwy 48) to York Durham Line/Regional Rd 30, turn left (north) about 4 km and then turn right at Ashworth Rd. Farm is about 3 km on the left.

CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR OPENING TIMES, GROUP TOURS AND OTHER DETAILS:

 

www.coopersfarm.ca
Escape to East Gwillimbury continued…

 

Part 2:

At the East Gwillimbury Farmers’ Market Nigel meets growers selling all that’s good from the land.

DID YOU KNOW…

In 2014, after several successful years at other locations, the market moved to its present location.

East Gwillimbury Produce

ABOUT:

More than 30 vendors with a wide range of local produce, baked goods, and products from local artisans set up their stalls every Thursday from 3 to 8 pm, May 1 through October 9.

East Gwillimbury Baked Goods

HOW TO GET THERE

East Gwillimbury Farmers’ Market is located at:

Fieldgate Plaza, Green Lane and Yonge St

Hwy 404 to Green Lane, follow about 6 km to the intersection with Yonge St, turn rightt, the plaza is on the right.

CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR OPENING TIMES AND OTHER DETAILS:

www.eastgwillimburyfarmersmarket.ca

 

Part 3:

At The Farmhouse Restaurant in Barrie, Nigel samples Chef Randy’s creation from farm fresh food.

DID YOU KNOW…

Chef Randy grows his own herbs and spices.

Chef Randy

ABOUT:

At the Farmhouse Restaurant, owner and chef Randy Feltis specializes in home grown, home cooked meals, using only sustainable fish and the freshest meats and vegetables.

Farmhouse Restaurant Fresh Food

HOW TO GET THERE

The Farmhouse Restaurant is located at:

268 Bradford St, Barrie, Ontario

From Hwy 401/400 intersection, head north about 79 km, to exit 94/Essa Rd. Follow Essa Rd to Tiffin St, location is on the right, parking in front.

CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR OPENING TIMES, MENUS AND OTHER DETAILS:

www.thefarmhouse.ca

Cooper's Farm Maze Map

East Gwillimbury Market Location

The Farmhouse Restaurant Building