Farm Tours in Durham Region - Take a Tour of a real working farm.
Durham Region Farms offering school tours:
Brooks Farms www.brooksfarms.com
Cooper’s CSA Farm & Maze www.coopersfarm.ca
Forsythe Family Farms 2009 Inc. www.forsythefamilyfarms.com
Knox’s Pumpkin Farm www.knoxpumpkinfarm.com
Linton’s Farm Market www.lintonsfarmmarket.com
Nature’s Bounty www.naturesbountyfarm.com
Pingle’s Farm Market www.pinglesfarmmarket.com
Willowtree Farm www.willowtreefarm.ca
WindReach Farm www.windreachfarm.org
Farm Connections Facebook Live Farm Tours!
Facebook Live Tours with Durham Region Farmers!
Durham Region farmers offered behind-the-scenes virtual farm tours throughout 2021. Each tour was hosted by a farmer and shared a beyond-the-farm gate view of many different types of farms. The Facebook Live tours were broadcasted live from the organization’s Facebook page @DurhamFarmConnections and will be available for on-demand viewing after the broadcast for a period of one week.
Tours took place on many different types of farms including beef cattle, maple syrup, egg, greenhouse, field crop, dairy, apple orchard, sheep, peas & strawberries, hay, herb (specialty tea), wheat, apple cider, field vegetable, a bee yard, an on-farm dairy and a flower farm. Over 15 tours were offered, starting in March 2021 and finishing up in September 2021. As a thank you to the farm hosts, a donation was made for each tour to a Durham Region food bank by Durham Farm Connections.
“Previously, Durham Farm Connections hosted a school program and open house each year welcoming 1,200 students and 1,000 visitors to Whitby’s Vipond Memorial Arena each April,” says Sandra Jibb, a volunteer with the organization. “This virtual approach allowed us to offer a new platform for engagement between farmers and those interested in speaking with a farmer.”
Durham Farm Connections is a sub-committee of the Durham Region Federation of Agriculture, an organization representing over 1100 farmers. Durham Farm Connections connects consumers, farmers, and decision-makers with opportunities to enhance knowledge, understanding and appreciate of agriculture and food in Durham Region. Durham Farm Connections provides collaborative, innovative approaches to agricultural education.