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Murphy’s Fun Farm Yard open this fall

September 9, 2021   ·   0 Comments

Bring along the whole family for a day of fun at the Murphy’s Fun Farm Yard in Alliston.

More than a farmers’ market and bakery, Murphy’s offers an outdoor space for families to gather and reconnect with nature.

Dig deep in the sandboxes or gravel pit, test your skills on the Farmer’s Obstacle Course, climb, jump and swing from the playground, take a stroll through Mini Main Street, or bounce sky high on our famous Bouncing Pillow, or simply sit quietly and take in the beautiful surroundings – how you spend your time at Murphy’s is up to you.

“New for 2021 is our Fun Farm Yard that includes a sunflower patch,” said Judy Lea, Admin Manager & HR Supervisor for Murphy’s Farm Market & Bakery. “Take a leisurely walk as you enjoy the brilliant yellow sunflowers and snap that perfect Instagram pic.”

Lea also encourages guests to take advantage of what’s left of the beautiful summer days and experience all the Farm has to offer by planning a visit with the whole family.

“If you’re needing a little pick me up, or some deliciousness to bring home, we are here for you with tons of amazing baked goods, farm fresh produce and much more,” Lea told The Times. “We can’t wait to see your smiling face. If you pop in, be sure to come and say hi.”

The Farm Market and Fun Farm Yard are now open seven days a week with extended hours from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. every day. “Plus, our online store is also available to you 24/7 if you’re looking to get some of our non-perishable items,” Lea reminds guests of the Market (

Murphy’s will also be celebrating the harvest, starting in mid-September, with the return of the Fall Festival.

“Enjoy all the farm has to offer plus pick your own pumpkins, pumpkin cannon shows, corn maze and wagon rides,” said Lea.

For Thanksgiving weekend, the bakery order form will soon be up online (follow Murphy’s on social media for updates) and later this year Murphy’s annual Magical Christmas Market – where they showcase local vendors and Santa visits for picture opportunities – is also being planned.

And finally, Murphy’s will also host its “Shop with a Cop” – an annual charity event hosted in conjunction with the Nottawasaga OPP.

“Donations towards this event are gratefully accepted,” said Lea.

Check with their social media sites, or website ( for more information.

Before coming to the farm, Lea reminds guests to dress for the weather as it can get muddy in the yard.

“We are also following all COVID–19 safety protocols based on current health unit guidelines,” said Lea. “Hand sanitizing and wearing masks in the store, on wagon rides, at admission booths and when social distancing cannot be maintained. Please note our protocols are subject to change.”

Murphy’s 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.

For fun for the whole family, plan to visit Murphy’s Farm Market & Bakery this fall.

By Wendy Gabrek

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