Ontario Farm Fresh

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Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association

A Source for Local Food

The Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association (OFFMA) was founded in 1973 as a not-for-profit, educational, and promotional organization for Ontario farm marketers. Its general membership is made up of dedicated Ontario farmers with a keen interest in promoting the direct farm sales industry (which includes on-farm markets and pick-your-own operations) and encouraging improvements and maintaining integrity in the industry.

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The Mission

OFFMA’s mission is to provide knowledge and leadership to grow the farm fresh experience.

The Members

Ontario Farm Fresh members are the face of agriculture. They are farmers who have decided to open their farm gates to the public to sell their products and educate people about Ontario agriculture. These entrepreneurs, growers and business people are dedicated to increasing consumer confidence by producing fresh, top quality, healthy food and sharing it in a fun, friendly and family-oriented environment. The OFFMA Board of Directors is represented by farmers elected by the members.

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The Purpose of this Association

The purpose of OFFMA is to help its members keep family farms sustainable by:

  • Helping farmers connect to consumers,
  • Providing members with publicity and other merchandising materials that will assist in promoting the sales of Ontario farm products,
  • Encouraging networking among membership,
  • Representing members in matters concerning marketing legislation, and marketing issues, for the betterment of the industry as a whole,
  • Motivating and educating members for the advancement of the entire direct farm sales industry through newsletters, educational programs (e.g. conferences, workshops, tours, etc.) and networking opportunities, and
  • Monitoring the industry through surveys, consultations and international contacts.

Find a Farm near you!

Click here or on the image to link the Farm Locator

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Stay Tuned!

Keep up with your local food news with more Ontario Farm Fresh updates including the “What’s in Season?” feature letting all of you know which fruits and vegetables are FRESH!

If you have any questions that you want to direct to Ontario Farm Fresh Association please send an email to: info@ontariofarmfresh.com

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