Christmas Open House
ENJOY A WINTER DAY IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 2017 from 11:30 am – 3 pm
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Enjoy a ride through the fields at Thatcher Farms’ family farm. The ride is pulled by two Belgian horses who readily welcome attention and treats. The rides last about 15-20 minutes per tour (remember it will be chilly). You will be toured around our 130 acre family farm. We pass through the fields along beautiful Letteral Creek. We will be running from 11:30 am with the last ride departing at 2:45 pm. Please make your reservation online and bring your reciept as proof of purchase. Rides run snow or shine! Dress Warm!
Warm up by the campfire with a hot cup of Thatcher Farms’ own
pressed apple cider
Santa Clause will be here at the farm visiting too!!
– Don’t forget your Wish List Kids!
Hot Lunches available from our outdoor kitchen:
- Chili and a Biscuit
- Pulled Pork on a Bun
- Sausage Rolls
- Hot Dogs at the campfire
- Marshmallows for desserts as well as an assortment of cookies, butter tarts and squares
Don’t forget to place your Christmas orders for fresh turkeys, smoked hams, prime rib roasts and of course
fresh baking when you are here!
Christmas Holiday Hours
- December 19th – 22nd: 7 am – 5 pm
- December 23rd: 10 am – 5 pm
- December 24th – 27th: Closed
- December 28th – 29th: 7 am – 5 pm
- December 30th: 10 am – 5 pm
- December 31st-Jan 1st: Closed
Guelph Farmers Market
- Open Sat. December 23rd 7am – Noon &
Sat. December 30th 7am – Noon
Gift Certificates Available
Gift Baskets made to order
Online Shopping is now available!
“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.”
– The Thatchers
Welcome to Thatcher Farms
The Thatcher Family Invites you to visit the farm for the best in farm fresh meat products – beef, pork and lamb.
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!
All our meats are raised humanely,
without the use of hormones or antibiotics.
We offer Halal beef, lamb and poultry.
Farm Market Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 7am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 4pm
Accepted forms of payment:
Cash, Interac, Mastercard and Visa
Why Thatcher Farms do what they do
and LOVE it!
– By Dana Thatcher
At Thatcher Farms we invite you to the farm to meet your farmers and to see and experience the farm first hand. Connecting with your local producer instils a wonderful level of confidence in how your meats are grown and raised. Our first generation, small, family farm raises livestock in the traditional way and we are a part of each step in growing delicious, nutritious protein meats. Our delicious, home-grown meats are raised with care and a passion for agriculture and the land. What makes our meats stand out against any other is that we play a role in each step of the process that is required to bring quality meats to your table. Something many other producers cannot say they do. We grow our own feeds from hay and haylage to barley and corn silage, to peas and oats, right to the wheat straw for bedding. We ensure our animals have access to fresh water always, as well as clean, dry bedding. Our barns are well ventilated and allow fresh country air to flow through. An integral part of our process also involves trucking our livestock in a stress free environment to local abbattoires. We work closely and respect our abbattoires as they treat our animals humanely and with integrity. The whole carcasses are then returned to our farm where our in-house Butchers hand-cut and wrap each individual piece of meat. We utilize the whole animal, and ensure that nothing goes to waste. We have created a process whereby our customers feel confident in our processes and we are honored to have a place at their kitchen table. We love what we do and that shows in the quality of our products. Each piece or cut that is purchased is always tender and delicious, and you can always taste the difference. We are proud of what we do, and are lucky enough to call this our “job.” It is a true gift to be able to work alongside your husband and children everyday. Our children are learning the value of hard work and respecting the land all while caring for livestock. Our customers are also why we do what we do. Their deep appreciation and gratitude make the tough job of farming a little easier.