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Farm Gates in Waterloo Region

Plan Your Route

Use the map below to plan your farm gate stand tour through Waterloo Region. Find everything from fresh produce and meat to flowers and maple syrup.

Please note, many farm gate stands in the region are closed on Sundays.

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1459 Northumberland St, Ayr

Tebe Farms - 519-696-2363

1180 Wrigley Road, Ayr

Faul Farms - 519-632-7678

2132 Greenfield Road, Ayr

Oakridge Acres - 519-632-7653

1784 Northumberland St, Ayr

Shadynook Farm - 519-696-3060

1236 Kings Road, Cambridge

Barrie's Asparagus Inc - 519-621-9409

1043 Brantford Hwy

Gillespie's Garden - 519-622-2294

1111 Three Bridges Road

summer sausage, maple syrup, eggs

3399 Waterloo Regional Road

Ament Line at Empey Road - maple syrup, honey, eggs

3700 Herrgott Road

Herrgott Rd at Broadway St - rhubarb, asparagus

3999 Regional Rd 10

Herrgott Rd at Lawson Line - maple syrup, non-GMO eggs

3866 Posey Ln, Wallenstein

rhubarb

7232 Line 86, Wallenstein

asparagus, rhubarb

7180 Line 86, Wallenstein

honey

7155 Line 86 & Listowel Rd

maple syrup, honey, summer sausage, apple butter

1722 Floradale Road

eggs

19 Ruggles Road, Floradale

near Bonnie Lou's - Home-made tortillas

7279 4th Line, Wallenstein

at Yatton Road - free-run brown eggs

2931 Northfield Road East

beef steak roasts, pepperettes, summer sausage

1551 Northfield Drive East

at Balsam Road - free-run Omega-3 eggs

6605 Line 86

free-run brown eggs

6630 Line 86

maple syrup

6658 Line 86

maple syrup, maple butter, “maple leaf sugars” (honour stand)

2077 Northfield Road East

rhubarb, apple butter, maple butter, maple syrup

1444 Northfield Drive East

eggs

1228 Northfield Drive East

maple syrup, pies, jams, jellies, relishes, apple butter

1180 Northfield Drive East

maple syrup, rhubarb, pies, potatoes, corn

850 Northfield Drive East

at New Jerusalem Road - maple syrup, brown eggs, jams

3527 Carmel-Koch Rd

pork chops and bacon

2669 Carmel-Koch Rd, Baden

eggs, honey, and pre-ordered meat - in the barn (honour style)

1021 Regional Rd 12

The Kittels - fresh garden produce all year - asparagus, rhubarb, beans, tomatoes, corn, and more

3124 Lobsinger Line

summer sausage, maple syrup, pepperettes, honey, eggs

3312 Lobsinger Line

brown eggs

1041 Christner Road

Nith Valley Apiaries - honey and honey products

2606 Lobsinger Line

strawberries (fresh and pick-your-own)

519 Katherine Street North

chicken, rabbit, duck, turkey, sausage, summer sausage, pepperettes, eggs, honey, bacon, flowers

5295 William Hastings Line

Edwards Family Organics - certified organic chicken, pork, beef, eggs and farm fresh lamb

1127 Jigs Hollow Road

Eby Manor Milk

1383 Huron Rd, Petersburg

wide assortment of produce, open Thursdays noon to 7

560 Conservation Dr

flowers and fresh produce, near Roy Schmidt Road

3124 Lobsinger Line

Vegetables - Open Year Round

909 Bride St. E., Waterloo

Good Family Farm Pumpkins

1502 Kramp Road, Breslau

Breslau Farm - Meat

1501 Maple Blend Rd Breslau

Hilltop Acres Poultry

1213 Maple Bend Rd. Breslau

Snyder Heritage Farms - Meat

by Andrew Coppolino

You can’t drive very far in Waterloo Region, especially in Woolwich and Wellesley townships, without coming across hand-painted signs for brown eggs and maple syrup.

Farm gate sales and “honour stands” are a part of the countryside. The county lines and township roads are chock-a-block full of laneways which lead you to honey, summer sausage or sweet corn and where you leave your money in a box and “on your honour.” And just as visible are the signs “No Sun Sales,” a hallmark of local food fresh from the fields but which will not be sold on Sunday in the religious observance of farm families of Mennonite faith. It’s a unique aspect of Waterloo Region’s rural communities.

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Photo: Andrew Coppolino

Esther Weber has been selling extra produce from her farm that’s located between St. Jacobs and Elmira. She says over the course of 15 years it has continued to be a popular business venture that makes her a little additional money.

“It’s a small extra income,” she says. “And it’s nice to talk to visitors. They’re usually looking for fresh produce with no additives.”

Even just a short trip over a few hundred metres along Northfield Drive in Woolwich, which eventually takes you past Scotch Line Road and Line 86 and near West Montrose and Conestogo, can have a significant yield of a variety of farm gate goods such as maple syrup, maple butter, apple butter, rhubarb and summer sausage. Head west and pick up Herrgott Road and journey south and you’ll be in the area that shows signs for Wallenstein, Hawkesville and St. Clements: be on the look-out for asparagus, honey, pies, free-range brown eggs and pepperettes, among other goods depending on the season.

Weber says she usually sells strawberries, rhubarb, peas and corn. She adds that many other farms in the area do the same, often giving the children responsibility for the production and sales.

(One interesting note: at 19 Ruggle’s Road in Floradale, in Woolwich Township, a block or so from the popular Bonnie Lou’s Café, there’s a roadside stand for homemade tortillas, a foodstuff from 4,000 kilometres away firmly ensconced in the heart of Mennonite country. In the 1870s, traditionalist Mennonites from Manitoba moved to Mexico to establish traditional colonies; many eventually migrated to Canada, including as recently as the 1980s.)

Recently, the traditional farm gate sales stands and honour boxes have given way to more formal but small on-farm stores. Emerson Bowman has a 100-acre farm on Line 86 west of Elmira. He and his sister have run the “retail” side of the business together for about a decade.

“People come in looking for this and that. I’d say it is still very popular by the volume of sales that we do,” Bowman says.

They sell their own beef, summer sausage and free-range poultry and eggs.  “We get a lot of regulars from Elmira and K-W, but we also have people from Toronto, Oakville and Hamilton,” adds Bowman. As is the case with his farmgate sales, these are generally cash-only (sometimes cheque) businesses.

Check out Hessen Strasse Road, Ament Line and New Jerusalem Road: the names themselves conjure a less familiar era and geography where time moves a little more slowly – and where, in just a few square kilometres north of the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo, the bustle of hundreds of thousands of people at work and play in an urban setting gives way to a relative calm, where the hay and soy beans blow in the wind alongside the gravel road that leads you to some of the freshest, purest food in the province.

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Photo: Andrew Coppolino

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