The Township of Springwater is a proud rural community filled with farmers and producers. Springwater has 253 farms according to a 2016 census, with production ranging from fruits and vegetables to maple syrup and animal by-products. For a full look at the farming and agriculture business in Simcoe County, view OMAFRA's statistics.
Springwater-Elmvale Farmers' Market
The Springwater-Elmvale Farmers' Market operates from June to September every Friday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the municipal parking lot at the Elmvale Community Hall (33 Queen Street West). The market features in-season produce, crafts, gifts and baked goods from local producers across Simcoe County.
The 2020 market season has now ended. For more information on the upcoming season, call 705-220-7878 or email the Farmers' Market.
Come visit our 2020 vendors at this year's market:
Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture
The Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture is one of 52 county and regional federations supported by Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) across the province. The federation represents the voice of agriculture in the local community and advocates on behalf of farm families in Simcoe County on local agricultural issues.
For information about losses, please visit our Livestock Claims page.
Additional agriculture resources
AgGrid 2020 is a resource guide for agriculture and agri-food businesses in Simcoe, Grey and Bruce Counties looking for information about starting up, expanding or improving their businesses.
Agriculture and Agri-Food BR&E
Regional partners undertook a significant study of the area's agriculture and agri-food sector to build regional and local Action Plans. The partnership group includes the County of Simcoe, Grey County, Bruce County, City of Barrie, City of Orillia, Georgian College and local business support agencies. Over 270 producers, distributers, processors and retailers were interviewed in the study. Review the BR&E Infographic for a snapshot of the results.
Visit edo.simcoe.ca/agricultural-resources for additional information on the study and the work plans that were developed based on the results.
|COVID-19 agricultural resources|
Agri-food Workplace Protection Program for Provincially Licensed Meat Processors
Through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the Agri-Foods to Workplace Protection Program will provide funding for Provincially licensed meat processor to implement COVID-19 measures to maintain a safe workplace.
Enhanced Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program
The Enhanced Agri-food Workplace Protection Program will help more operations, including farms, to take additional measures to improve health and safety for their workers and ensure the continued supply of healthy food during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Temporary Foreign Workers