HOMEGROWN HIATUS: WEEKEND AT DOWNEY’S FARM

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Downey's Farm Market

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HOMEGROWN HIATUS: WEEKEND AT DOWNEY’S FARM
Downey's Farm Market

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HOMEGROWN HIATUS: WEEKEND AT DOWNEY’S FARM
Downey's Farm Market

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HOMEGROWN HIATUS: WEEKEND AT DOWNEY’S FARM
Downey's Farm Market

(Photo/Hilary Dean)
HOMEGROWN HIATUS: WEEKEND AT DOWNEY’S FARM
Downey's Farm Market

(Photo/Hilary Dean)
HOMEGROWN HIATUS: WEEKEND AT DOWNEY’S FARM
Downey's Farm Market

(Photo/Hilary Dean)
HOMEGROWN HIATUS: WEEKEND AT DOWNEY’S FARM
Downey's Farm Market

(Photo/Hilary Dean)
HOMEGROWN HIATUS: WEEKEND AT DOWNEY’S FARM
Downey's Farm Market

(Photo/Hilary Dean)
HOMEGROWN HIATUS: WEEKEND AT DOWNEY’S FARM
Downey's Farm Market

(Photo/Hilary Dean)
HOMEGROWN HIATUS: WEEKEND AT DOWNEY’S FARM
Downey's Farm Market

(Photo/Hilary Dean)
HOMEGROWN HIATUS: WEEKEND AT DOWNEY’S FARM
Downey's Farm Market

(Photo/Hilary Dean)
HOMEGROWN HIATUS: WEEKEND AT DOWNEY’S FARM
Downey's Farm Market

Leave your friends “green” with envy this weekend with a trip to this local, homegrown heaven…

Nestled on a sprawling 210 acres just north of Brampton, Ontario, Downey’s farm has been operated by the Downey Family for almost a century. Though it was founded in 1920, it was not until 1987 that the family decided to open up a roadside corn stand…and the rest is history.

Operated by John and Ruth Downey, and their daughter, Darlene, Downey now offers up all that a country farm could (and more)- from a petting zoo to the infamous autumn corn maze and everything in between. Along with housing a bakery and general store, which offers freshly grown Ontario produce, Downey’s farm remains popular for their U-Pick berries available in the summer months. This weekend, grab your family, your sweetheart, or just your sun hat and flee from the city to Downey’s farm. Pick your own berries, grab a freshly made lunch, take home some homegrown produce and ultimately, enjoy everything that our green province has to offer.

Hilary Dean

Hilary Dean is a freelance writer and stylist living in Downtown Toronto. She has a passion for all things fashion and developed a love of vintage fashion and local markets while studying in the South of France. She always enjoys the hunt for pieces inspired by her favourite style stars, including Sienna Miller, Alexa Chung and the Olsen Twins. In her spare time, Hilary avidly practices yoga and since she embarked on a week-long retreat to Costa Rica, she has remained inspired by the importance of dedicated practice and a local, sustainable diet. Follow her daily adventures on her Instagram: @hilaryvdean

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