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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: Terri and Patrick Veerman
908 Carter Side Rd. RR#1
Bruce Mines, ON
P0R 1C0
Contact Info and hours: info@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.
Desbarats, ON
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
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
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
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
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
Contact Info and hours: stouriebraealpacas@live.com
(705) 248-2255

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
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

Alpaca & farming experience. Stay in cottages or campground.