Friday, August 9, 2019

The Sideroad Farm Store

Thanks to directions from one of my care workers, we found The Sideroad Farm Store the other day.  Off in the countryside down a less-travelled gravel road near Walters Falls, it turned out to be an interesting place.  We will certainly be returning.

I never did ask why their farm symbol is a fox, especially when they raise chickens, but you can find them on the web at The Sideroad Farm.  Besides the farm store they appear at the Collingwood market, sell to restaurants and have a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.

They have obviously invested a lot in opening this farm store, just open about a year.  They grow pastured chicken, pork, and have several greenhouses, all of it totally organic.

I was just glad to see the fresh veggies, greens included, and all of it looked fresh.  We picked up a number of things.

They've obviously developed contacts with several local suppliers.  This bread is from the 'Brilliant' bakery in Flesherton.

I was glad to see the first field tomatoes, my favourite summer food.

And fresh peaches from Niagara - as close to local as peaches get for us.

A number of wooden crafts from a business right across the road.  You can look them up at 'thewoodlot.org'.  We've met them on the fall art tour.

They're open and honest about their philosophy.  But we didn't taste the coffee yet.

Out the door was a nice little butterfly garden.  This was a delightful farm market to discover; we'll be back.  For anyone nearby it's on the 25th Sideroad east of #40, just a mile south of Walter's Falls.


15 comments:

  1. This looks like a good operation they have going.

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  2. This is a farmers market wit a lot of class. They have so many good products for sale. The flower garden was perfect.

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  3. I like their board and batten building as well as all the colourful fruit and butterfly garden. Looks like a nice place. The Fox in the Chicken coup comes to mind.

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  4. Looks wonderful. I am so glad to know you'll be back, and that I'll probably get to see the pictures. Those peaches and tomatoes sure look good! :-)

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  5. Those black beans sure caught my eye.

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  6. Fresh, home grown, flowers and toys, all add up to a wonderful place to have a repeat visit.But the COFFEE would be my pick.

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  7. That looks a great place to shop. There's a farm shop near me from which I buy all my veg.

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  8. Nice looking market and like you love fresh field tomatoes.

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  9. What a great find, almost makes me wish we still lived in that area ­čÖé. Would have made for a lovely drive as well. C

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  10. If I lived nearby, I'd certainly visit.

    All the best Jan

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  11. Fabulous looking store. We have several in our area. None as lovely as this one.

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  12. I am so into organic product, so much better for you than sprayed and chemical produce.

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  13. Those tomotoes look fantastic! What a great place to shop:)

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