Grown in Oro-Medonte: Your Guide to Farm-Fresh Goods

Grown in Oro-Medonte: Your Guide to Farm-Fresh Goods

Locally raised organic meats and produce, fresh cut flowers, sumptuous herbs, free range eggs, seasonal fruits and vegetables…Oro-Medonte offers all this and more.  

Independent and family owned farms and businesses produce high quality items grown right at your doorstep. Enjoy a farm to table experience, help your kids learn where their food comes from, meet some charming farm animals and get some unique experiences right here in Oro-Medonte. You can support local while eating healthy and delicious food at the same time!   

Here’s a roundup of some of Oro-Medonte’s local growers and producers: 

Freskiw’s Garden Centre & Farm Market

Freskiw's Market

Stop by Freskiw’s garden centre and farm market for fresh farm produce, quality plants, and unique gardening ideas. What started from their main original location just outside of the small town of Coldwater, they have grown to three locations with two locations in Oro-Medonte “Coldwater” (Highway 12 West), “Oro” (Highway 11). All your annuals and perennials are hand-seeded, planted, and grown.

Bass Lake Farms 

Bass Lake Farm bouquet of flowers

This signature Oro-Medonte farm shows its commitment to community shared agriculture through its popular subscription food boxes, fresh produce, seeds, seedlings and potted plants, flowers arrangements, edible tours and garden based learning programs.  

The Bass Lake Farms Community Shared Agriculture program empowers the community to participate in the food we eat, including educational workshops, and edible guided garden tours.  

Plan a visit to their location at Bass Lake Side Road East for a ‘fun on farm’ event. Explore their growing list of locally grown rare, heirloom, native, perennial, and edible seeds and plants for sale for your garden. Green thumbs will love the Bass Lake Farms Seed Club! 

Bear Pen Flower Farm 

Bear Pen Flower Farm farm garden at sunset

This delightful flower and gift shop offers fresh cut seasonal blooms and herbs grown right on the farm just off Horseshoe Valley Road. Visit this quaint store for fresh flowers and browse the in-season selection of giftware and a selection of locally made products, or visit the website to arrange pickup.

Want to get a fresh bouquet of flowers each and every week? Check out the Bear Pen Flower Farm flower subscription! You’ll receive a bouquet of flowers every week for the month of your choosing.

Brown’s Farm 

Brown's Farm fresh corn stand

This seasonal business is known for their farm fresh sweet corn. They also have cucumbers, zucchini, and squash in season. Located in the village of Dalston, Brown’s Farm sells pumpkins in autumn from their pick-your-own pumpkin patch. The Brown’s Farm family has deep roots in Oro-Medonte. 

Century Stone Farm 

Century Stone Farm

This small family farm makes a big impression with their most popular item – healthy free range eggs. Century Stone Farm Store is located on Line 10N, they are self serve roadside farm store. The Stewart Family are proud to raise their animals in an environment that is stress free for them. They produce high-quality free-range chicken, lamb and seasonal vegetables. They also grow hay for sale, and have adorable goats and horses on site.

Chappell Farms 

family with sheep at Chappell Farms

Visit Chappell Farms this summer for a fun family experience. Bring the kids and the grandparents to the for a morning or afternoon at the farm. Meet some adorable baby animals at the petting zoo, play in the sand boxes. Enjoy an educational agriculture themed scavenger hunt that is designed for the whole family.

Please plan ahead and visit the website or social media pages for information on entrance fees and hours of operation.

Ego’s Garden Centre / Coulson Ridge Farm  

Ego's Garden centre pick your own strawberries

Enjoy homegrown asparagus, raspberries, sweet corn, tomatoes and garlic at Ego’s market shop (next to the greenhouse) on Horseshoe Valley Road.  

Ego’s “sibling farm” Coulson Ridge Farm produces a variety of farm fresh fruits and vegetables in season. They also offer PYO (Pick-Your-Own) strawberries and raspberries in season. Look out for raspberries, fresh garlic, green and yellow beans, cucumbers and zucchini as they come into season.  

Integrated Farms 

Integrated Farms chickens in field

Looking for a farm that focuses on selling high quality pasture raised meats? Integrated Farms specializes in pasture raised chicken, using agriculture methods that respect Mother Nature to the utmost. They also sell pasture-raised eggs, pork, turkey, rabbit and 100% grass fed beef from their family farm on Line 10 N. Farmers Chad and Dorothy Coghlin adopted a strong nature-first farm philosophy from a desire to provide their kids with the healthiest food possible.  

Newman Farms 

Newman Farms hanging baskets of flowers

Choose from a beautiful assortment of annual flowers at Newman Farms along with fresh local produce lasting until fall. Get your frozen free range organic chicken and organic brown eggs here! Need a perfect patio pot or basket? Swing by Newman Farms on Line 11 N.  When the season is right, you can pick up your farm-fresh vegetables there as well. 

Oro-Medonte Weekly Farmers Market 

Oro-Medonte Farmers Market

Opening day is July 1- for a special event celebrating Canada Day. The Oro-Medonte Farmers Market will be held at Chappell Farms at Hwy 400 & Penetanguishene Road. The weekly market will run Thursdays 2-7 p.m. with local vendors on site. Browse a range of food, craft and produce vendors. The Oro-Medonte Farmers market will run each Thursday afternoon and evening during summer months. Follow the Oro-Medonte Chamber of Commerce & Tourism website or their Instagram for updates.


For a full list of available producers and local farms for fresh grown products visit Orillia & Lake Country Tourism – Agri & Eco Tourism page.  For availability, locations and opening hours, please visit each vendor’s website or Facebook page. Happy shopping #OroMedonteStrong