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Public Open Farm Days and New Farmers Market Set at McVean Farm

Jul 06, 2010

(TORONTO, July 6, 2010) -  The public is invited to spend the day at McVean Farm to tour, taste, participate in fun activities and meet the farmers at two special Sunday Open Farm Day events in July and August. Also, new this summer, farmers from the McVean Farm will have their fresh-picked, organically grown produce available for sale on-site at the McVean Farmer's Market. The market will be held every Saturday from July 3rd until September and will include a variety of crops available for sale from a diverse group of farmers.

The farm, located in the north-end of Brampton, consists of 37 acres of historical agricultural Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) property leased to FarmStart. In partnership with TRCA, FarmStart is giving up-and-coming farmers access to land, equipment, and infrastructure during the first years of their farm business start-up. This year, 19 new farmers are digging in with 11 different farm enterprises on-site to bring healthy, fresh produce to the public.

WHAT:  McVean Public Open Farm Events

Sunday, July 11 and Sunday, August 29, 11:00 AM - 3 PM

  • Free!
  • Farm tours and tractor rides
  • Fun farm activities for the family
  • Stewardship activities with Toronto and Region Conservation
  • Produce to taste and freshly prepared treats to try

 WHAT:    McVean Farm On-Farm Markets: Fresh produce from the farm on sale

Every Saturday, July 3- September/October, 10:00 AM- 1 PM

WHERE: McVean Farm, 1Km North of Hwy 7 on McVean Drive (West Side), Brampton, Ontario




About FarmStart

FarmStart is a not-for-profit organization that supports and encourages a new generation of farmers to develop economically viable, ecologically sound and locally oriented agricultural enterprises. For more information visit


About TRCA

With over 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment.  Our vision is for The Living City®, where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature's beauty and diversity.  For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at



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