Georgina is paving the way in sustainable agriculture
Georgina has more than 100 farms covering 17,371 acres of farmland. More than 20 per cent of farms in York Region reported selling directly to consumers, most of them selling unprocessed agricultural produce through farm gate sales, stands and kiosks. View a list of local agriculture businesses who sell direct to consumers in Georgina.
The Town is committed to working with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) to support our local farmers and encourage innovation to meet the needs of our community now and in the future.
Georgina plays an important part in York Region’s Agriculture and Agri-Food Strategy. ClearWater Farm
has been featured by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Dine magazine, among others. The farm’s contribution to our local economy, their experiential learning activities, sustainable growing and agri-preneur training program has shone a spotlight on Georgina. A work in progress - ClearWater Farm is part of a forward-thinking movement that will continue to pave the way in agri-tourism and innovative outdoor learning experiences
Georgina Farmers' Market
The Georgina Farmers’ Market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of local products including produce, meats, baked goods and crafts. Market ambassadors Natalia Zammitti and Donna Callfas believe that working together and supporting local businesses is crucial in building a strong, vibrant community, and that the Farmers’ Market will undoubtedly double as an amazing outlet to gather, learn and connect regularly. Visit their website
for more information and vendor applications.
Georgina's Farmers' Market will be opening for the 2020 season with increased health and safety measures in line with York Region Public Health and Farmers Market Ontario COVID-19 protocols. Visitors and vendors can be assured that their safety is of the utmost importance. Visitors and vendors can expect:
- A minimum of 10 feet between vendors
- One-way pedestrian traffic flow
- Sanitization stations and signage throughout the market
- Social distancing markers
- A vendor hand-washing station
- Face masks onsite at no cost
- No common area seating
- No sampling
- Staff on site throughout the market monitoring safety protocols