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May 18, 2021

Summer in Ontario is BBQ time! Check out these tips from the pros.


You’re in for a treat with our locally raised meat, always produced without antibiotics or hormones.

Grilling steak just right can be a little intimidating if you don’t do this often, or your guests are known to be picky...

January 18, 2021

Try our homemade meals from our own kitchen. Here's this week's menu: 

Tuesday: Chicken breast tenders: cut in strips, marinated and breaded

Wednesday: Beef lasagna: regular & gluten-free

Thursday: Pate: duck and chicken pate. Hummus: plain and red pepper

Friday:  Burritos: Chicken. Beef...

January 1, 2021

It’s 6:00 p.m., everyone's hungry, and you’re facing that eternal question again: What’s for dinner? 

Answer: Home cooking from Schmucker's Fresh From The Farm


Fresh From The Farm co-owner Jacqui Schmucker knows exactly how it feels. “When Tim and I were working full time with refugees...

September 13, 2020

Whether for daily use or a wine-and-cheese gathering you’ll find lots of inspiration at Schmucker’s Fresh From The Farm. All our delicious cheese varieties are locally made in Ontario (and a few in Quebec).


From Monforte, an artisanal cheesemaker based in Stratford, Ont., we have selections...

August 10, 2020

Cooking writer Genevieve Ko says "I grill bone-in chicken the way the tortoise runs the race against the hare in Aesop’s fable: slow and steady. Cooking this way over moderate heat ensures a winning chicken dinner." 


I grill bone-in chicken the way the tortoise runs the race against the hare...

August 4, 2020

To ensure your safety and ours, please maintain physical distance in the store. We also limit the number of shoppers in the store at one time.

There are two lines, 1) for order pick up, and 2) for shopping without an order.

  • Masks required. We have home-made masks for sale for $6, made by a...
July 20, 2020

Summer ushers in a glorious season for food-lovers in Toronto. We have a full range of seasonal produce all summer long.


Check us out for Ontario strawberries, asparagus, English and mini cucumbers, garlic greens and scapes, mini Bella mushrooms, red and mixed bell peppers, kohlrabi...

July 20, 2020

This is high season for local eating in Ontario! Be sure to drop by Schmucker’s Fresh From The Farm for the best of our local farmers’ produce, from delicious greens for your salad bowl, to peppers, onions, mushrooms and zucchini for grilling, to the perfect fruit for summer desserts.


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February 24, 2020

From Greece and Palestine!


Spartan Rolling Hills olive oils and olives are from their groves in southern Peloponnese in Laconia Greece, one of the world’s renowned areas for excellent olive oils. They consistently produce the best oils, due to their focused attention to quality, including...

February 3, 2020

Break open one of the pastured eggs produced on Sam and Mary Zehr’s farm and you’ll notice the difference from typical supermarket eggs right away. 


That stand-up egg white and brilliant, deep yellow yolk are the signs of a happy hen allowed to roam outdoors, where she gets fresh air...