In the Media
I am Wendy Banks a proud, 6th generation farmer from Lyndhurst, Ontario.
I have always held a strong interest in agriculture and a number of years ago, after talking with some local producers, I felt the need to help connect farmers, consumers and restaurants in a healthier food system. Wendy’s Country Market (our on-farm store), and Wendy’s Mobile Market (a commercial delivery service) were created to fill the gap.
Wendy’s Country Market, is located in a 19th century heritage school house on my parents’ farm, and provides a full country experience complete with animals, pick your own herbs, a seasonal greenhouse and children’s play area. I am proud to say we are selling an ever expanding list of our own vegetables, along with an abundance of produce grown by my parents on their farm, Corn Acre Farms, and food from over 70 local producers. We are open year-round.
Be sure to join us in the summer at one of our events, where we host an old fashioned festival with area producers, artisans, bakers and musicians. We also have on-site farm-fresh meals-to-go, so you can enjoy a local flavours picnic on site or at one of the many area lakesides.
We give the producers we work with another avenue to market their products. Since we are open all year, area producers are able to expand their growing season because they are no longer limited to seasonal farmers markets or local farm traffic.
Wendy's Mobile Market was a delivery service delivering to restaurants, B & Bs, independent local food grocers and delis, and individuals for 10 years until we discontinued that segment of the business to focus on our expanding business at the farm.
We feel that supporting local producers will help ensure the future of a secure food system, and sustain our local communities for generations to come.
Thanks for your support,