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Murphy’s Farm Market supports local OPP initiative, offers fall fun

October 14, 2021   ·   0 Comments

Murphy’s Farm Market in Alliston is raising awareness and financial support for the annual ‘Shop with a Cop’ event, in partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

This September and October, during the Murphy’s Fall Fest, local partners, businesses and community organizations have sponsored a decorated hay bale on the Farm for guests to enjoy with sponsorship proceeds to support positive youth interactions with local police officers.

“As we prepare for an exciting Fall season and the return of our annual Fall Fest following some of the pandemic’s most difficult days, our team has started a new initiative that is bringing the community together in support of a cause close to the hearts of all those here at the Farm,” said Murphy’s Farm in a statement online. “Each sponsorship directly supports and sheds light upon an important cause that will have a significant impact on the youngest and most vulnerable members of our community.

“Shop with a Cop is a community policing initiative that pairs fifth-grade students from schools in New Tecumseth with a police officer for a fun day of holiday shopping, gift wrapping and Christmas cheer. This program promotes a healthy relationship between young children and officers – as children often never get the chance to connect with the local OPP, it’s a great opportunity for them to build a relationship with each other in a positive way!”

Sponsors of the 2021 hay bale designs, which you can find by visiting the Farm this Fall, are: Nottawasaga OPP, AlbaLisa Mexican Food, Belle Dolci + Carmela Rizzello Photography, Booster Juice Alliston, Circle Theatre, Concession Road Mercantile, Kingsmere Retirement Residence, Krisztina Lu Photography, Jordan Hartsman Real Estate, Northern Blush Floral, Roots + Raven, Starlight Graphics & Signs, and the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation.

“We are so grateful to all of the sponsors who have signed up to participate in this fun and worthwhile initiative with us. With the success of this inaugural year, we hope to welcome even more sponsors and support to Murphy’s Farm in the Fall Fests to come!”

The 2021 Fall Fest continues at Murphy’s Farm Market in Alliston.

This one-of-a-kind outdoor experience is fun for the whole family, and includes all things fall: pumpkins, wagon rides, hay bales, corn mazes and a farm market filled with treats to take home.

Right now at Murphy’s, enjoy a wagon ride, or casual walk, back to the Murphy’s fields to pick your own pumpkin. Pick your own pumpkins range in price from $1.50 – $5.

Wagon rides are also scheduled daily in the Murphy’s Fun Farm Yard. Ride the wagon through the Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, or just go for a loop to enjoy the amazing fall colours.

The wagon starts daily at 9:30 a.m. and the final wagon leaves at 4 p.m., departing at the top of each hour during the week, and in a continuous loop on the weekends.

Dare to get lost in the massive Murphy’s Corn Maze. This challenging labyrinth is only for the bravest of visitors, then stay to join the cheers as Murphy’s team members launch pumpkins hundreds of feet into the air to watch them explode as they hit the ground. The pumpkin cannon show operates on weekends only (weather permitting) at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Your admission to the Fall Fest includes entry to the famous Fun Farm Yard for the entire day. Bring the kids along to spend the day running, jumping, climbing, digging and enjoying all that the Fun Farm Yard has to offer – including the always-fun bouncing pillow. Then pick your pumpkin, grab your butter tarts and head home feeling great about getting active outdoors.

For more information on Shop With A Cop, email Phil Sach, Marketing Manager, at or visit the Market over the coming months to make a cash donation, or add a donation to your order at checkout.

By Wendy Gabrek

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