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Dana and Adam Thatcher are raising three children. They’re also raising lambs, pigs, cattle, chickens and bees.
Spread across 140 acres of gorgeous countryside in Eramosa Township in Wellington County, family-owned and operated Thatcher Farms is the result of their love for wholesome, healthy food.
They raise their own hormone- and additive-free meat products, collect Omega 3 eggs from their chickens, and produce their own honey. And they share it with others, offering these fresh products in their Country Store which houses the butcher shop and bakery, all conveniently located under one roof and as fresh as the farm itself. You can smell the baking pies as you walk in.
They’re proud of what they grow. After extensive examination, Farmers’ Markets Ontario® has certified them in My Pick™–a program that verifies they sell only what they grow themselves.
Adam is a graduate of the Ontario College of Agriculture and Dana, an elementary teacher on sabbatical who’s teaching nonetheless, just not in a classroom. Both are committed to spreading the word that knowing where your food comes from and how it’s grown are essential ingredients to eating well. It’s what’s behind their working approach to sustainable farming, and a reason they’re a member of the Ontario Farm Fresh Association. Perhaps the best part? Delivery’s available to your door within Wellington County.
“The Farmer's Wife~Bakery and Butcher Shoppe” open year-round, Wed-Sat, 10 am–5 pm, Sundays 11 am–4 pm. #5727 5th Line Eramosa, Rockwood, ON N0B 2K0 (519) 856-4073 Or visit us Saturdays at the Guelph Farmers’ Market, 7am–noon.
5727 5th Line Eramosa
Rockwood ON N0B 2K0
519 856 4073
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