York Farm Fresh Trails

York Region is home to over 700 farms, find one near you!

This article is an oldie but a goodie!

Posted: March 30, 2021

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

Spring has sprung! And what better way to enjoy the freshness of spring than straight from the farm.

Farm

Did you know that York Region is home to over 700 farms, with some of these being accessible to the public throughout the year?  Now, if only there was a handy dandy list to pinpoint the exact locations of the farms you could visit. Guess what? There is!  York Farm Fresh (YFF) produces an annual York Farm Fresh Guide Map which highlights over 30 farms, open to the public, along with Farmers’ Markets throughout the region as well.

Clearwater Farm Carrots

And to make it even easier to navigate your way around York Region, last year YFF created 5 self-drive routes clustering properties in proximity to one other together, with estimated travel times included. Each route offers a mix of produce, protein, and farm fresh prepared foods. Approximate driving times are also listed to help you better plan your day! All you have to do is pick a route, and head on out. Downloadable versions of the routes are also available. Be sure to check times and Covid-19 protocols, as some properties may prefer you order ahead.

Road trip at sunset

Now, York Region is also home to a few wineries and craft breweries, so adding a detour on a route or two may be in order. Market Brewing Company, in Newmarket, for example, is just a short 5-minute drive away from Sharon Creek Farm in Passport Route A. Stop on in and check out their selection. Marketing Brewing has launched their Market Bottle Shop, so not only can you pick up their beers, but you can also find a selection of brews from across Ontario.   And Holland Marsh Wineries can be slotted in nicely either before or after Round the Bend Farm into Passport Route B. Tours and Tastings are available year-round here Wednesdays through Sundays. Just reserve a time and adjust your route accordingly.

Pig

Whatever route you choose, farm fresh goodness is just a short drive away.

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