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This year’s tour will be held on Saturday September 30, 2017. Six farms in north-east Dufferin will open their doors to visitors. This year’s hosts include farms specializing in community supported agriculture, potatoes (organic, specialty and table), highland cattle (beef), holstein cattle (dairy), fruits and vegetables and native plants.
Join us on September 30th and see “Farming Unfiltered”!
Tour passports are made available ONE WEEK prior to the tour. They can be downloaded online or picked up in person at Orangeville Visitor Information or Dufferin County Museum & Archives. Admission is a non-perishable food donation or cash for local Food Banks.
About the Tour
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.
And every year the tour takes visitors to a handful of 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 plenty 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.
Farming is Ontario’s second largest business sector, yet Ontario farm families only represent 2% of the overall population. The food they grow and raise for us is safe and nutritious and more affordable than any other country in the world.
The tour experience is fun and educational for the whole family. At each farm, visitors will have the opportunity to talk to the host farmer and ask questions about their operation.
“We are constantly amazed at the generosity of our farm community who open their doors to the public. This is a richly rewarding experience for all who participate and an incredible opportunity for all ages to discover how farming directly impacts their lives.”
Gail Little, Past-Chair, Dufferin Town & Country Farm Tour
“We can talk to farmers and make a connection between the food we eat and how it is grown.”
Past Visitor who attends Farm Tour each year
SEE YOU ON THE FARM TOUR!