Dufferin Town and Country Farm Tour

Farming Unfiltered!

–> The next farm tour will be: September 29th 2018!! To stay informed, join our mailing list (click “sign-up for farm tour news” on right side of this page).

This 2017 edition of the farm tour was held on Saturday September 30, 2017. Six farms in north-east Dufferin opened their doors to over 1200 attendees! Thanks to visitors for generous donations to local food banks, almost 2000 pounds of food and more than $700 was collected!

A BIG thank you to our wonderful farm hosts – they went above and beyond!:
• Kentville Holsteins,
• Downey Potato Farms, 
• Stowe Highlands (the Ahrens)
• Not So Hollow Farm,
• Fiddle Foot Farm,
• Maple Grove Farm

Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, educators, vendors and all those who help make the farm tour a successful event.

Farm Tour Background:

Every year for more than 15 years Dufferin farmers have opened their doors for one day in the fall to show people how farming really happens.
Each year a different section of the county is chosen and the the tour takes visitors to several different farms, making each tour a totally unique experience.

The tour is a self-guided tour and is open to the public. The host farms offer a glimpse of the diversity of agriculture in the area. Our farmers are anxious to share their farming knowledge and the day to day operation and challenges of farming.  There will be many animals to see, farm-related activities, commodity displays, local produce to purchase. You will end your day with an appreciation for local farming and the commitment of the farm families. Admission is a non-perishable food donation or cash for the Local Food Bank.

Tips for a successful farm tour experience:

  • Dress appropriately, tour goes shine or rain.
  • Bring cash and a cooler for on farm produce purchases
  • Plan your route (there is a recommended route on the passport map)
  • There is lots to see and do – give yourself lots of time if you want to visit every farm.

You are encouraged to eat local, eat healthy and support farmers.

To Sponsor or Volunteer for the tour, please contact us.