Owner Sandy Morden remembers what it was like growing up on a 200 acre dairy farm.
"We grew all our own feed for the animals, the old fashioned way.
Every spring we harvested maple syrup from a maple bush on the back of our farm. We had our own gardens, grew our own beef, pork, and chickens, and produced eggs and maple syrup. We grew up on raw milk. We prided ourselves on sustainable farming practices, and had a bold connection between farming and our food chain. However, in the farming world, it was a known fact that animals for family consumption and market animals could sometimes lead very different lives."
After Sandy left school she pursued a career in the accounting field, which in hindsight provided a great foundation for being self employed She also began to study nutrition while attending a private college in Mississauga. Sandy has spent 20 years bringing the two together, for the benefit of her loyal customer base. For personal health reasons, Sandy has maintained a gluten-free and dairy-free diet for over two decades.
Sandy is devoted to supplying meat and other products of superior quality. She has handpicked a small group of local farmers who share that devotion to raising livestock, the old fashioned way, with methods that strictly control the feed and environment of the animals. Sandy visits the farms to ensure her strict standards are being met. Morden’s Organic Farm Store operates on a beautiful heritage farm located in Ontario’s famous greenbelt
, a large section of land designated as farmland.
Determined to carry on the healthy tradition of this natural real estate tradition, Sandy is constantly looking to increase the viability of the farm while maintaining its agricultural heritage (6 generations). A handful of select farms have joined the venture.
In the year 2000, we opened a small country store on the farm to service the local area and called it Morden’s Organic Farm Store.
More than just meat
It isn’t just the meat, fish & poultry that keeps our customers coming back.
We have a selection of jams, preserves, fruits, maple syrup and honeys, and cheese, butter, pastured chicken and duck eggs, yogurt and kefir. In season we offer a great selection of salad greens, including lettuce, arugula and spinach, also rhubarb.
Our pasture raised, organically fed chicken and duck eggs are from local Mennonite farms.
Our child friendly environment
At our farm store, shopping takes place in a century old barn renovated into a quaint country store. Our farm is equipped to entertain and educate children of all ages, about rural living and animals. While parents can browse in a relaxed atmosphere as in days gone by, the children can play farm in our mini sand barn or ride our mini tractors. We also have a lively assortment of farm animals. These attractions are available all year round. Please be advised that, other than in the mini-barn viewing area, the animal paddocks have electric fencing.
Hamilton Waterfalls and Morden's Kids Zone
The secret is out of the bag . . Hamilton's waterfalls are rapidly becoming one of Ontario's biggest tourist attractions, drawing visitors for miles around to gaze in amazement at the gorgeous natural beauty of these cascading wonders. But did you know that Morden's Organic Farm Store
is just around the corner from three of these waterfalls, some of the most stunning outside of Niagara? Webster Falls
, Tews Falls
and Greensville Falls
are all just 5 minutes from our country store.
Visiting the stables
The next time you visit one of these natural wonders, be sure to complete your day by bringing the kids to our petting zoo, to introduce them to our farm animals. Morden's Organic Farm
sits on 12 acres of organic farmland in Ontario's greenbelt. We have a lively assortment of farm animals, including horses, goats, donkeys, sheep, turkeys, geese, rabbits, kittens, exotic birds and, of course, Charlie the chinchilla.
Charlie the chinchilla
Buy some feed in the store to feed the animals, let the kids enjoy our in-store play area, and pick up some healthy groceries while you're here!
Our indoor play centre