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Farming remains an important way of life in Bruce Mines and area. You can drive and view the following farms, but if you wish to visit, you must call ahead. As you drive along the country dirt roads you will pass many Mennonite Farms that you can observe as you pass by and many do sell their farm products or furniture.

Click here to see a map of each farms location.

For an extensive list of local farms, go to www.buyalgoma.ca.

1. Meadowview Alpaca Farm

Products: Alpaca products, rovings, various yarns, garments and felted soaps.
Hosts & Location: Denise and Robert Martel
908 Carter Side Rd. RR#1
Bruce Mines, ON
P0R1C0
Contact Info and hours: rd.martel@meadowviewalpacafarm.com
www.meadowviewalpacafarm.com
(705) 785-3389


Open by appointment - all year round. Please call ahead.

2. Birchgrove Farms

Products: Beef, chicken, eggs, turkey, grains, and hay.
Hosts & Location: Jason & Kit Koivisto
1997 Gordon Lake Rd.
RR#2
Desbarats, ON
P0R1E0
Contact Info and hours: kitandjason@toast.net
(705) 782-2276
Open Mon-Sat (all year).


Please call ahead. Product available at farm gate or by delivery.

3. A Little Bit Family Farm

Products: Red Angus beef, berkshire pork, eggs, heritage turkey, and beans, peas, and corn
Hosts & Location: Andy & Judy Besserer
70 Old Mill Rd.
Desbarats, ON
P0R1E0
Contact Info and hours: aandjbesserer@xplornet.com
(705) 782-2256


Product available at farm gate. Open Monday - Saturday (please call ahead).

4. Desbarats CSA - Enos Sherk & Sons

Products: CSA - vegetables, fruit and preserves.
Hosts & Location: Enus Sherk & Sons
4378 Government Rd.
Desbarats, ON
P0R1E0
Contact Info and hours: csadesbarats@gmail.com


CSA available at Johnson Twp Farmers' Market, by delivery, or at the farm gate.
Farm gate is open from June - October: Mon - Thursday (10-5:30).
Johnson Township Farmers Market in Desbarats is open Saturdays June to Labour Day (9-1) and September to Thanksgiving (10-1).
For bigger orders please call ahead. The CSA can cater to the needs of commercial accounts (restaurants and retailers).

5. Algoma Farm Fresh

Products: Beef, pepperettes, meat pies, sausage, cabbage rolls, honey and flour. in the care he provides his animals and the high quality of his product.
Hosts & Location: Jack and Lou Ann Tindall
3676 Government Rd. RR#1
Desbarats, ON
P0R1E0
Contact Info and hours: johntindall@sympatico.ca
(705) 782-6328


Algoma Farm Fresh products can be purchased at the Algoma Farmers' Market - open Wednesday and Saturday.
On Saturdays, Jack's steaks can be purchased freshly cut.  But be sure to arrive early, as they sell out quickly!

6. Grand North Bison

Products: Bison available at St. Joseph Island Turnoff.
Hosts & Location: John Karhi
6949 Hwy 17
Desbarats, ON
P0R1E0
Contact Info and hours: kc331@hotmail.com
(705) 782-6480


Product available at the 17 East Trading Post (St. Joe Island turnoff). Open all year.

7. Heather & Paul Jansa

Products: Berries, chemical free vegetable garden, chicken and eggs at farm gate.
Hosts & Location: Heather & Paul Jansa
232 Hwy 548
Desbarats, ON
Contact Info and hours: (705) 782-6957


8. Stourie Brae (Windy Hill) Alpacas


Products: Alpaca wool, fibre, yarn, rovings, batts, finished product and mulch.
Hosts & Location: Sally Kennedy
1141 Lakeview Rd. RR#4
Echo Bay, ON
P0S1C0
Contact Info and hours: stouriebraealpacas@live.com
(705) 248-2255
www.stouriebraealpacas.com


9. Mary's Bees and Crafts


Products: Honey, comb honey, bees wax, and honey related products.
Hosts & Location: Mary Eaton
537 Lakeview Rd.
Laird, ON
P0S1C0
Contact Info and hours: eaton-laakso@sympatico.ca
(705) 248-2021

 

Farms East of Bruce Mines:

Puddingstone Harbour Resort

Products: Where wilderness and farming collide. Alpacas, horses, rabbits, chickens.
Hosts & Location: located just outside of Bruce Mines -
65 Perch Bay Road.
Contact Info and hours: 705 989 8848
www.puddingstoneharbour.ca


Alpaca & farming experience. Stay in cottages or campground.