The Murphy Family

A little about

Murphy family

Our rural roots were established in Canada over 180 years ago when Andrew Murphy came to Ontario from the village of Draperstown, in County Derry Ireland in 1831. It was his great grandson William A. Murphy that settled on this fertile farmland on the Essa Flats in 1913. Five generations later, the Murphy family continues to farm potatoes on the same bountiful property.

It was Mark and Shawn Murphy who opened the first retail farm stand in 1983 and in 1990 they expanded the business and built the post and beam building it is today. The farm market grew successfully with pick your own fruits and vegetables as well as many on farm activities for families. As time went on it became difficult to manage the demands of both the potato crops and farm market. Mark and Shawn decided it was best to streamline the farming operation and focus more on the potato crops.

The Murphy family, with interest from their grown children reopened the farm market and added a scratch bakery in 2010 and have been open ever since. Our bakery offers a variety of fresh, delicious breads, pies, butter tarts and more that are made fresh daily. The farm grows hand-selected varieties of produce, including asparagus, blueberries, sweet corn, squash, and pumpkins, as well as a beautiful selection of cut flowers. With a wide variety of local artisan products available in the market, you can also find products like honey, maple syrup, pickles and jams..

Whether you're looking for fresh produce, homemade baked goods, or unique artisan products, the Murphy Farm Market has something for everyone. So come on down and visit us today to experience the best that rural Ontario has to offer!

From potatoes to pies, come experience five generations of farming at Murphy Farm Market - your one-stop-shop for fresh produce, homemade baked goods, and unique artisan products in rural Ontario.