• Farm to Fork Tour

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    Name: Farm to Fork Tour
    Date: September 29, 2018
    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:


    3rd Annual Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour
    Welcome to the East Gwillimbury Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour!
    This tour encompasses a 50 km drive through the picturesque countryside to learn about our history, the historical significance of Thanksgiving and to purchase all the items needed to make a traditional farm-fresh Thanksgiving dinner!



    September 29, 2018 Farm to Fork Tour: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Adults & Seniors wristband:                                 $10.00
    Farm to Fork wristbands include:
    • Free admission into Sharon Temple National Historic Site & Museum (Save $5.00 per person).
    • Receive a copy of 2018 Farm to Fork magazine and Tour Guide which provides 15 fall recipes directly from our local farmers using farm-fresh ingredients.
    • Enjoy taste testing of farm-fresh produce at Sharon Temple National Historic Site & Museum, AE Natural Meats, Niemi Family Farm, King Cole Duck Queensville Country Store and Holburne Mushroom Farm.
    • See each stop below for further savings included in wristband purchase. 
    • Free Experience EG cooler bag.
    Kids Wristbands (12 years of age and under):       $2.00
    Wristbands include:
    • Farm to Fork kids passport: visit all 8 stops on the tour to get your passport stamped for a chance to win 1 of 2 $50.00 iTunes gift card.
    • Experience EG Kite
    • Fun & Educational Activities!
    1st Stop: Sharon Temple National Historic Site & Museum is providing an herb drying workshop for beginners as well as a free tour of the beautiful gardens. Herbs have always been one of the most useful items that anyone can have as part of their garden. Take part in this workship that will teach you to harvest, dry and store your own freshly picked herbs for pennies! Included with Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour admission (Save $7.00 per person). Also to be provided are Garden Tours from the accessible vegetable garden, to the heritage inspired cottage garden spend some time wandering through the picturesque gardens of the Sharon Temple Museum learning about the plants and flowers that help bring the site to life through out the seasons - included in Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour admission (Save $7.00 per person).
    2nd Stop: Thompson Potato Farm (Cash only) is where you can pick up a 10 lb bag of potatoes for just $2.00! They are offering free recipes that were developed at the farm as well as educational and fun activities for everyone in the family.

    3rd Stop: AE Natural Meats  is offering, with your registered wristband, Thanksgiving sample packages that include grass fed lamb, chicken and beef and an added little gift (cell phone armband, while supplies last).  

    4th Stop: Niemi Family Farm is home to fresh baked goods and fall planters, all available with a 10% discount! Free fall planter demonstrations available on how to create fall planters to decorate for the season!

    5th Stop: Rose Family Farm is offering free admission to their magnificent Indoor Playbarn with Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour wristbands. (Save $10.00 per child) Don't forget to bring your socks!

    6th Stop: Brooks Farms Enjoy a free wagon-ride to pick your own pumpkin at a 10% discount! See you on the field!

    7th Stop: Holburne Mushroom Farm (Cash only) Come join the free tours on how exotic mushrooms are grown! Get 10% discount off a 3 lb box of Shitake mushrooms.

    8th Stop: King Cole Duck, Queensville Country Store is offering a discount of 25% on in-store items! 

    Farm to Fork Swag
    Get your Farm to Fork hat now!  Please Note - All purchased Hats can be picked up on September 29th at the Sharon Temple.



    **NEW - while supplies last** $15.00 (tax included)


    $15.00 (tax included) Original
    Sharon Temple National Historic Site & Museum
    In 2006 The Toronto Star names the Sharon Temple one of the 10 most architecturally important buildings in Canada. Completed in 1832 and restored in 2011, it is now part of the Sharon Temple National Historic Site & Museum, which encompasses 9 historic buildings in a 4.5 acre park-like set up.

    Thompson Potato Farm
    Established in 1943 as a dairy and potato farm under the direction of Don Thompson, it is proudly owned and operated by 5th and 6th generation Canadian farmers. Specializing in growing potatoes which they deliver year round to restaurants, grocery stores and wholesale companies in the Greater Torono Area.

    AE Natural Meats
    This family run business strives to raise their livestock as close to the way nature intended it. All their animals roam freely on large grassy pastures. They raise natural lamb, beef and chicken without the use of antibiotics or hormones! 
    Niemi Family Farm
    In 2004, the Niemi family purchased a 25 acre property and house on Herald Road in Sharon. They grow vegetables, fruits, trees and flowers from the help of their family, as well as offer farm fresh bread and baked goods such as sweetbread, cinnamon, almond, coconut, cinnamon raisin, sour rye bread, flat bread, sour dough bread, pies cookies, cinnamon buns and lots more! The family farm has since moved from Herald Road and is currently located at 18463 Highway 48 in the community of Mount Albert. Marjo Niemi says the whole family works the fields and plant together!
    Rose Family Farm 
    Potatoes are the Rose Family Farm’s main crop now, but that wasn’t always the case. The agricultural roots of the Rose family run deep as they have worked the land on Centre Street since 1840. They recently built an indoor PLAYBARN for kids to have a fun experience.  While the fields are mainly full of potato hills, the Roses provide other goods to sell out of their farm store that operates every day from May 24 to Oct. 31. They grow pumpkins and sell pies and meat. Their famous “Chip Wagon” is open Friday to Sunday and turns Rose potatoes into some of the finest french fries you can find locally.
    Brooks Farms
    In the mid 1800's Edward Brooks, a bright-eyed London Bobbie decided to bring his family from England to Canada. For over 150 years the farm grew corn, wheat, barley, turnips, potatoes and raised all sorts of farm animals. In 1990, the 4th generation farmer, Alvin Brooks and his wife Brenda, decided that growing pick your own strawberries and raspberries would help put their sons and daughter through school. In 1998, after several years of growth with strawberries and raspberries, Brooks Farms started to offer "pick your own" pumpkins - and so the Fall Fun Festival was born! The festival continues to grow each year adding more attractions to their already popular: pumpkin cannons, train rides, pig races, jumping pillow, corn cob blasters, straw jumps, corn maze and so much more! That's why they say at Brooks Farms they've been "growing fun for over 100 years"!

    Holburne Mushroom Farm
    By mushroom farm standards Holburne Mushroom Farm is a small farm comprised of 4 growing rooms with approximately 20,000 square feet of growing space. The family owned and operated business is on its 3rd generation of farmers that work at their craft daily. In exotic mushroom standards, they produce a high volume of Shiitake mushrooms, approximately 7,000 pounds per week. Holburne is the largest grower of Shiitake Mushrooms in Canada. They supply most of the White Mushroom Farms with their Shiitakes, from Winnipeg, Ontario to Quebec. Furthermore, Holburne Mushroom Farm is proud to be food safety certified in accordance to the SQF Code Edition 8 and Organic Certified.

    King Cole Ducks (Queensville Farm Supply & Country Store)
    King Cole Ducks is the only fully vertically integrated farm of its kind in North America: from research and development, breeding, hatching, growing and processing product development/cooking and shipping, every step in the process is truly "in-house" and "hands-on". The Queensville Country store has for over 40 years been making country living just a little more special. They offer an extensive range of products and make your experience a true culture of a country store and good ol' fashioned service!

    Vince's Market (Sharon store)
    Vince's history runs deep in the areas they serve as the first Vince's was actually established in Toronto in 1929. The Vince brothers moved the location to Sharon in 1958 as an open air fruit market. Carmen Trimarchi purchased the market in 1986 and has grown Vince's "brand" along with his partners Brian Johns and Giancarlo Trimarchi. The independednt grocer is located in Sharon, Newmarket, Uxbridge and Tottenham. While on the Farm to Fork Tour, Vince's is a great option for purchasing a lunch-to-go. Please look for coupon to save on your "Thanksgiving Turkey" in the 2018 Farm to Fork Magazine.

    Pheasant Run Golf Club
    Pheasant Run is offering a special festive lunch for Farm to Fork Tour goers! Stop by and visit their beautiful golf club and enjoy a delicious lunch during the Farm to Fork Tour for only $10.95 + tax (gratuity not included). Purchase on site for a limited time - only available September 29th, 2018. Don't miss out!

    The Lloyd House 
    This newly restored, timeless building is conveniently located at 69 Main St. in Mount Albert and was originally built in 1885 as a church manse. The Lloyds, who ran the first local drugstore, were long time owners. The Lloyd family lived in the house until the 1980's. It didn't become a pub until 1998. The menu at the Lloyd House has all the English pub house favourites like Fish and Chips, Shepherd's Pie and Curry as well as North American classics like Burgers, Wings and Chicken wraps. This is another great option to purchase lunch for tour goers!
    Pick up your WRISTBANDS and HAT Purchases on tour date September 29th at the Sharon Temple National Historic Site & Museum: 18974 Leslie Street, Sharon Ontario, L0G 1V0
    Starts at the Sharon Temple
    18974 Leslie Street
    Sharon, ON   L0G 1V0
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday September 29, 2018
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Adult Wristband - $10.00
    Child Wristband (12 and under) - $2.00
    Farm to Fork Hat - $15.00 (2 colour options available - Brown or Black/White combo)

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