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Farm Tour and Vegetable Picking
Farintosh Farms, Gormley


About this Trip

Visit a 280-acre working vegetable farm, tour the fields with Farmer Guy Farintosh and enjoy fresh produce picked yourself or at the on-farm market.

Farintosh Farms is a family farm just north of Toronto, offering visitors a chance to pick their own produce and shop at an on-farm market. The 60 acres of vegetable crops are rotated over the 280 acre farm, with a reduced use of pesticides and fertilizer. This sustainable farm gives visitors a peak into where our food comes from and the hard work that goes into growing the vegetables we eat.

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Suggested Itinerary

Departure
Plan to arrive at the Farm between 10 and 11 a.m. Farintosh Farms is located just about an hour out of Toronto, and less than 20 minutes from Markham. We suggest hiring a tour bus for the day.

Arrival
Farintosh Farms is located at 11858 Warden Avenue, Gormley, ON L0H 1G0 and is not accessible by public transit. Free parking is available on site.

Morning Activities 
Begin the day with a welcome from a member of the farm’s staff, who will tell you about the farm and give you a tour. Then, the group will be taken out into the fields to pick-your-own produce – strawberries, peas, green beans, fava beans, raspberries, zucchini, melons, cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, eggplant, tomatoes, romano beans, sweet and hot peppers, pumpkins, and squash. Please call to see what’s in season

Lunch
After vegetable picking, enjoy a picnic on the beautiful open space of the farm.

Afternoon Activities 
Browse the farm market where participants can purchase fresh watermelon, raspberries, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cantaloupe, carrots, cucumber and more. Sweet corn is the cornerstone of the farm market, and you will be amazed to hear that Farintosh Farm grows 15 different varieties of both bi-color and yellow sweet corn, spread over the season. Besides the farm’s own produce, the Farm Market has a selection of local fruit, vegetables and honey.

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Contacts, Fees & Reservations

Contacts
Web:
 farintosh.com
Email: info@farintosh.com
Phone: 905-887-5727
Address: 11858 Warden Avenue, Gormley ON, L0H 1G0

Reservations
Reservations are required. Call 905-887-5727 to book your trip and make sure to call the day of the trip to confirm availability – in very rare circumstances the pick-your-own fields are closed due to rain.

Entrance Fees
Admission is completely free – you only pay for what you pick. Save on costs by bringing your own pails or containers for your produce. You can also buy containers at the farm

Hours of Operation
Farintosh Farms is open from the seasonally from the first week of August to the end of October.
Tuesday to Sunday from - 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays except Civic Holidays, Labour Day and Thanksgiving

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Resources

pdf-icon.pngChecklist for all participants 
pdf-icon.pngPromotional Poster 
powerpoint_icon.pngPower Point Presentation on Ontario's Greenbelt

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