Upcoming Butchery Demos:

Nose to Tail: Pig Butchering and the Art of Sausage Making

Ladies and Gentlemen…Come out for an enjoyable evening at the farm and learn about the art of butchery and Pig Anatomy. Watch our in-house Butcher break down a whole pig while learning all about the primal cuts of a hog. Watch the unique art of sausage making while utilizing cuts from the whole pig. Come full circle at Thatcher Farms, from farm to fork. Your evening will also include lots of nibbles. A bbq’d Thatcher Farms sausage on a bun, fresh salad, appetizer trays and of course refreshments. Cost: $75 p/p October 27th, 2014 6.30-9pm

The Whole Barn!!!! (and some Knife Skills) Join our in-house Butcher as he demonstrates the importance of knife skills; knife selection and knife sharpening. To be followed up with a lesson on “Knowing your Cuts” and the options that each cut could offer the home or the expert cook. Our butcher will demonstrate deboning a pork loin and turning it into a beautifully stuffed pork roast which could also be turned into stuffed pork chops. Next watch a tender leg of lamb as it is deboned offering endless meal time options, such as a boneless roast leg of lamb, stew for curry or the perfect lamb kabobs! And finally, an eye of round beef roast may be utilized as a whole roast for a family meal, cut into fajita strips for a quick week night meal or stewing beef for that perfect winter stew. Let us walk you through the endless cutting and cooking options. Also, no Chef is complete without knowing how to tie the perfect Butcher’s Knot. $75pp November 24th, 2014 6.30pm-9pm

 

School Tours: We are currently booked for the 2014 season, but are taking bookings for May/June 2015

Thatcher Farms is excited to announce that we have added a school tours program to our farm life.  We offer children the opportunity to come and visit our working farm, to play, learn and grow with our exciting new program.  Come and spend a morning or an afternoon at the Farm to discover the importance of farming in our community, to learn about animal husbandry and raising livestock, growing crops, the weather and of course the natural world around them.  Visiting our farm allows children to experience the wonder planting, and growing food.  Our programs are interactive activities that emphasize all 5 senses while learning through experience.  Call 519.856.4073 or email buylocal@thatcher-farms.com to book your time today!

 



We now offer raw Pet Foods, Smoked bones and treats!

Our pet foods are a beautiful mixture of beef, pork, and lamb organ meats.  You can purchase our raw pet foods, raw  beef, lamb or pork bones,

smoked bones and our famous smoked Pig's Ears at our Country Store as well as the Guelph Farmer's Market!!!


Pasture Raised, Whole Chickens and Turkeys

Order your delicious pasture raised, whole chickens.
Our chickens are raised outdoors and get fresh grass and hay all day long. $4/lb!

We are also pasturing turkeys.
Enjoy a fresh turkey right from our farm. $4.25/lb!

phone: 519-856-4073    email: buylocal@thatcher-farms.com

Welcome to Thatcher Farms

Thatcher Farms Invites you to visit the farm for the best
in farm fresh meat products beef, pork and lamb.

Family

Thatcher Farms is located on 140 acres in Eramosa Township, in beautiful Wellington County. The family owned and operated farm offers customers locally produced meat products that are naturally raised, and that are hormone and additive free. Adam, a graduate of the Ontario Agriculture College and Dana an elementary school teacher enjoy farming and the lifestyle it provides for their family. Thatcher Farms is entering its fourth year of business, which grew out of necessity and a love for “good” food. Knowing where your food comes from and how it is grown is an essential ingredient when looking to buy fresh, quality, sustainable meats. At Thatcher Farms you will meet your local farmer and you will learn how buying locally produced meats, eggs, cheeses, honey and syrup help to support and preserve local agriculture. Buying from farmers in your community is not only a healthy choice for your family but demonstrates respect for our land and the environment. Buying your fresh meats from Thatcher Farms means you can buy with confidence!


"Raising animals and livestock requires time, patience and a true
commitment to the process,  with an end result of
what we believe to be a quality product."

 


Thatcher Family FarmBuy Local and reduce
your carbon footprint!!!

At Thatcher Farms, we believe that supporting local farms is an integral component of sustaining small, family operated businesses. By supporting local farmers today, you will help to ensure that there will be farms in your community tomorrow. Buying locally grown produce and meat products guarantees fresh, tasty and nutritious products. By cutting out travel time, which diminishes the quality of food and decreasing transport distances, you are ensuring fresher products for your family and helping to preserve the environment by reducing your carbon footprint. Our products are all raised on our farm, in Eramosa Township. Our meat products are completely free of hormones and additives. We believe that our products are a healthy choice for your family. Buying locally here at our farm allows our customers to experience exactly how their food is grown.



Buying locally also helps to support and build
the community that you live in.

 

By meeting your local farmer, you will learn exactly
how your food is produced and be guaranteed great products.

 

Grains for Animals
Thatcher Farms offers additive and hormone free beef, pork and lamb as well as sweet honey right from the hives in the apple orchard, pure maple syrup, a variety of meat pies, a selection of artisan cheeses, jams and jellies.

 

The animals are fed a variety of rations made up of various grains, barley, corn and alfalfa-timothy hay all of which crops are raised here on our farm.

Thatcher Farms Hours

Thatcher Farms Country Store

Tuesday - Friday 7am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

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Guelph Farmers Market

Visit us at the Guelph Farmer's Market. Now open Wednesdays from 3-7 and Saturdays 7am-noon.

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Thatcher Farms is part of the Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association
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Thatcher Farms is proud to be a part of Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association.
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My Pick Verified Farm

Proud Members of "My Pick":

When you visit a farmers market in Ontario remember to look for the "My Pick" logo. This logo guarantees consumers that the market vendor you are purchasing from is a true farmer and not a reseller of that product. This winter Thatcher Farms became a certified "My Pick" farm! Help to support local farmers and look for the My Pick signs at markets!
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Thatcher Farms - #5727 5th Line of Eramosa, RR#1 Rockwood, Ontario N0B 2K0