The passport is ready and registration is open for the 2018 farm tour. After you register you will be provided with a link to download the passport including map.
The farm tour will be on September 29th 2018! 9am to 4pm, sun or rain! Admission is a donation to our local food banks. Donations accepted on tour day at any of our host farms.
For 2018 we will have 6 farms in central Dufferin County featuring heavy horses, beef cattle, chickens, sheep, milking goats, dairy cattle, market garden and greenhouse.
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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 excited 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:
You are encouraged to eat local, eat healthy and support farmers.
To Sponsor or Volunteer for the tour, please contact us.
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.