Exploring Markham Farms: From Strawberries to Sunflowers

Discover new activities to do this summer at the best farms in Markham!

Markham boasts several delightful farms where visitors can immerse themselves in the rural charm and enjoy fresh produce, animal encounters, and picturesque landscapes. From June to August, here are some noteworthy farms to explore this summer in Markham.

Fresh Heads

Location: 7960 Reesor Rd, Markham, ON L6B 1A8
Website: Fresh Heads Farm Shop
Status: Open Now

Fresh Heads uses a unique farming technique called aquaponics–a combination of aquaculture (the growing of fish) and hydroponics (the growing of plants)–in an effort to be more sustainable. You can book a tour of the family-run greenhouse to learn more about where your food comes from and explore the future of farming. Check out their shop for some fresh produce, diary, eggs, and even beeswax candles!

Carma Farms

Location: 11471 Ninth Line, Markham, ON L6B 1A8
Website: Carma Farms
Open Now

Not only does Carma Farms offer fresh produce from local farms, but it’s also home to various animals. Visit and feed pigs, chickens, cows, sheep, and goats while exploring the market. With the various activities and food options, this is the perfect place to spend the day with the kids!

Ressor’s Farm Market

Location: 10825 Ninth Line, Markham, ON L6B 1a8
Website: Ressor’s Markets
Status: Open Now

Experience local goodness at Ressor’s Farm Market! You can purchase fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods, prepared meals, and more. Visit now to go out into the field and pick your own fresh strawberries! Later in the season, you can also try their famous sweet corn and pick your own pumpkins.

Organics Farm

Location: 7550 19th Ave, Markham, ON L6B 1A8
Website: Organics Farm
Status: Opens June 14th

Specializing in strawberries and apples, Organics Farm is the GTA’s only certified fully organic farm. Come to their market for some pasteurized meat, fresh honey, ice cream, pesticide-free fruits and vegetables, and of course, pick-your-own strawberries!. Plus, you can learn more about the importance of bees and pollination at their next “Bee Talk”.

Sunflower Fields

Location: 10378 ON-48, Markham, ON L3P 3J3
Website: Sunflower Fields of Markham
Status: Opens August 2nd

If you are looking for a spot for the perfect summer photo, then the Sunflower Fields of Markham is the place for you! Discover over 20 acres of sunflower fields while walking the trails and climbing lookout stations. You can even take home a bouquet of sunflowers and sweet treats. The sunflowers only bloom for a few weeks every summer, so don’t miss out!

Judy’s Tropical Garden

Location: 7560 11th Concession, Markham, ON L6B 1A8
Website: Judy’s Tropical Garden
Status: Opens early August

If you are looking for some produce options that are more diverse, then you’re in luck! Alongside traditional Ontario produce, Judy’s Tropical Garden offers unique tropical fruits and vegetables that grow in warmer climates around the world. Pick-your-own, or pick from display at their 60 acre farm.

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