One of the fastest growing regions in Canada, East Gwillimbury is an agricultural community of villages connected by forest and farms, making it a seamless blend of heritage and innovation.
Located throughout East Gwillimbury are an abundance of local farms that welcome and encourage the public to visit, learn, and shop locally for the freshest food possible.
We are grateful to be surrounded by over 20 farms that produce ethically-raised livestock, free-run eggs, organic fruits and vegetables, plants and flowers grown without pesticides, freshly baked goods, and so much more.
What people may not know is that many of these family-owned farms are open year-round to the public and offer the freshest, highest quality products.
We encourage you and your entire family to travel the East Gwillimbury Farm Trail this year and take part in the #EGFarmtoFork movement!
With over 20 unique farms ready to explore all within East Gwillimbury, there’s something for everyone!
Meet the farmers, discover new products and learn new recipes. See how delicious food is grown right in your own backyard!
We promise there is nothing fresher than food grown locally! You will feel good about what you’re serving on the table to your entire family.
Not only are you encouraging sustainable practices, you‘re supporting your local economy, too.
Take a second and open your fridge and look around at its contents. Do you know where the food has come from? If the answer is no, you’re not alone.
As busy Canadians, the most common way to shop for food is to visit your local grocery store to stock up on goods in large quantities. But, have you ever stopped to think about where that tomato was grown, what orchard produced that apple, how that chicken was raised, and where that flower bouquet was cut? More often than not, the food we purchase at the grocery store has travelled long distances before they are placed on the shelves. The amount of processing and travel that our food goes through before it gets to us also explains why we feel so detached from it: it somehow just shows up in our grocery stores after flying across the country – or even the world!
With our busy lives and hectic schedules, we often neglect to think about what we are putting into our bodies, and where those foods came from. Today, there is a growing disconnect between consumer and food- physically, psychologically, and emotionally.
We are here to change that.
The Farm to Fork Trail was established to introduce families to the farms in their own backyards that grow and harvest the freshest products in the region. From free-run eggs, to organic fruits and vegetables and livestock raised ethically and without the use of hormones, you won’t just be supporting local businesses – you’ll be creating a healthier lifestyle for you and your family.
So, next time you need to run out for potatoes for those home fries, or need steaks for the BBQ, consider making the short trip to one of the many farms in East Gwillimbury instead of the grocery store– and discover the difference farm freshness makes.
The Farm to Fork event is a self-guided tour through the scenic countryside where you will visit venues in East Gwillimbury to pick-up all the fixings to experience a farm-fresh Thanksgiving. The Tour is a full day event on Saturday, September 30th, 2023 and is $5/ adult and children under 12 are free.
On the tour, you’ll be able to meet the farmers who harvest your food, explore their farms, learn new recipes, and take the freshest meat, eggs, honey, fruits and veggies and flowers home with you for your Thanksgiving feast.