Find a Farm Locator – Making Finding a Farm Easy as Pie
Readers looking for pick-your-own strawberry farms or fun-filled birthday ideas will appreciate you telling them about OFFMA's Find a Farm locator.
The locator is a unique, user-friendly search engine that allows you to find Ontario farms. You can search by region, produce, pick-your-own opportunities, attractions (e.g. mazes, rides, corporate functions, etc.) or simply browse through all the farms in the database. The results provide detailed information about each farm, including its location, directions, contact and hours of operation.
New Media Resources Page
OFFMA is proud to have recently launched a media resources page.
Unique story ideas – we can help create timely, engaging content for your audience such as:
Media materials – view and easily download our backgrounder and fact sheet.
Bios – our knowledgeable spokespeople are available for interviews on a variety of topics related to farms and on-farm markets.
Photo gallery – browse various farm-related photos and download high-resolution images.
From Farm to Fork - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
With the success of movies like Super-size Me and Food Inc., it is becoming increasingly clear that people really do care about the quality of their food and where it comes from. Recently, many farms have set up Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs in which customers pay an upfront fee prior to the growing season and in return get a “share” in the farm. A share usually translates into a box of seasonal, locally grown produce every week during the harvest season. Many CSAs offer delivery and most farms also provide lists of what to expect each month in your box. They’re a good way to experience produce that may be foreign to you and are rewarding to the farmers, too. By receiving payment before the growing seasons, farmers can plan budgets in advance and pay for necessities such as seeds and equipment. These programs also have environmental benefit; because local food doesn’t travel far, it reduces carbon dioxide emissions from transportation carriers.
OFFMA has members that have a CSA program. If you would like to interview one of these farmers, please contact us and we’ll gladly set up an interview.
What's in Season?
For interviews, recipes/photos or if you would like to visit an OFFMA’s members’ farm, please contact: