Local Farmers

Fresh, locally grown vegetables, maple syrup, honey, various meats and so much more!

Want to know where your food comes from? Then venture into the world of local food grown right here in Algoma. Make a day of it and take a trip into the world of crowing roosters, picturesque meadows and take a look at a broccoli growing right out of the ground. Learn about what farmers in Algoma are doing to make local food accessible. Many farms in and around Sault Ste. Marie offer farm tours and encourage visits. To plan a day out on a farm, click on buyalgoma.ca for a local farmers' directory to pick a farm that meets your interests and give them a call. Farm types range in variety from Alpaca farms to certified organic veggies, bees and maple syrup, chickens, cows and pigs.

 

ValleyField Farm

ValleyField Farm - Sylvan Valley Ontario - Melanie Lemieux

In the early 1900’s, farmers in the west end of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario started the Algoma Farmers’ Market.  Old farming names such as Wilding and Edwards are still at the market today along with other farms from all over the Algoma District to provide residents and tourists with fresh, locally grown vegetables, maple syrup, honey and various meats.  Many of the current farmers’ at the market have been selling vegetables and goods for over thirty years.
 

 
ValleyField Farm - Sylvan Valley Ontario - Martti & Melanie Lemieux
www.valleyfieldfarm.ca

The Algoma Farmers’ Market offers a true farmers’ market experience where the produce comes from the field to you, sold by the farmer.  It is a unique chance to chat with the people who work hard to bring you quality goods that are well worth the trip.  In addition, when you buy local produce your support goes directly to the farmers and their families to create a stronger local food marketplace where the consumers and the growers are intimately acquainted. 
 

Be True Farm

Be True Farm

Many of the farmers offer a seasonal membership to their CSA (community shared agriculture) program which offers weekly delivery or pick up of veggies shares at the market.  CSA shares are available from Valley Field Farms, Marshall Farms, Pearce Farms and McFadden Acres.

ValleyField Farm

ValleyField Farm - Sylvan Valley Ontario - Martti & Melanie Lemieux

The Outdoor market which starts in June runs on Saturdays 8am to 12pm.  From July to October the Outdoor market is open on Wednesdays 2-5pm and Saturdays 8am-12pm.  The Outdoor market offers freshly picked produce, delicious baking, local entertainment and a rich atmosphere of people sharing recipes and gardening innovations.  The Winter market takes place all year at the Wellington square mall on Trunk Road Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.
 

Be True Farm

Be True Farm

Specialty products that flow with the seasons are available.  Here is a sampling of a few things:  rhubarb tartlets to strawberry breakfast sausage, smoked fish that melts in your mouth and gluten free baking that satisfies the sweet tooth.  Fresh herbs, Heirloom tomatoes, crispy lettuces and greens as well as chicken, beef and pork raised naturally along with hot dogs ready to purchase and eat right there.  Don’t forget local maple syrup and honey too!

ValleyField Farm - Sylvan Valley Ontario

ValleyField Farm - Sylvan Valley Ontario - Martti Lemieux

Come on down to the beautiful downtown on the waterfront and visit us at the Roberta Bondar Place on Foster Drive.  Enjoy the park like atmosphere by stocking up on fresh, healthy food, yummy baking and fair trade organically roasted coffee.  Shoppers can sit down at picnic tables or enjoy a picnic on the grass and stay for the fun with welcoming farmers and fellow marketers.
 

ValleyField Farm

ValleyField Farm - Sylvan Valley Ontario - Martti & Melanie Lemieux

Quick Ways to Source Locally!

Algoma's Farmers Market for over 40 years has been providing locally prepared and grown products from apples to zucchini, organic meats, fresh baked goods, maple products and more. Learn about seasonal dates, time and locations, plus what's currently in season in and aroudn the algoma area! www.algomafarmersmarket.ca.

Buy Algoma. Buy Fresh. This local website has made it easy to find farmer's markets within the Algoma region, plus search for local products by type, location or by farm name. Buy Algoma. Buy Fresh. is also a great online resource for finding local eateries and food retailers that sourse local food. www.buyalgoma.ca.

Pack your perfect locally grown picnic from the farmers market and visit the local farms to witness first hand the hard work and passion that goes into bringing this delicious food to you and your family!

Visit www.saulttourism.com for more information on things to see and do in Sault Ste. Marie!

About Tracy Spurway

Tracy Spurway and her husband Shawn and their two boys Luke and Sam reside on Be True Farm which is located in East Algoma near Thessalon, ON.  Tracy enjoys gardening, writing and most of all playing on the farm which offers a healthy place to live and grow food for their family.  Her goals are to finish her book, get off the grid and continue to grow a lot of fun stuff to eat while watching her boys grow up.

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