YFM is YOUR Farm Market! We strive to bring our community the freshest and highest quality local produce, along with a selection of local baked goods, meat products, eggs, preserved goods, and prepared on-site salads, sandwiches, and take-home creations. Take a look at our product availability or get to know our farmers and producers!
YFM started as a small, road-side sweet corn stand about 10 km North of Woodstock, on Hwy 59. Our McKay family, of Rocky Road Farm, had been growing sweet corn for local farm markets and small grocery stores for many years, before branching out and starting a road-side stand back in 1997. The first year, we were open for only 2 weeks and we sold only our own, home-grown sweet corn.
In 2010 we made the move to our current location, at 1147 Dundas Street, in the Home Hardware Parking Lot.
We start each season on June 1 with fresh asparagus, local strawberries if we are lucky, various greenhouse produce and root vegetables in storage from the previous season. Our product selection grows as the season progresses and more produce becomes available. Late July and into August is when we reach our peak of product availability, with everything from beans and sweet corn to peaches and watermelons, and everything in between! We finish the season on October 31, with a variety of apples and squash, as well as root veggies, greenhouse produce, pumpkins and fall decorations.
YFM could not, and would not be where it is today without the support, encouragement and hard work from various family members! Sisters Lisa Smith and Laura McKay were heavily involved in YFM through their high school and university years – and are generous enough to stay on our reserve list when we’re in a pinch! The youngest sister, Katie McKay, has been a staple at YFM since she was old enough to count change, running our Hickson location during its first 3 years.
Don McKay, or ‘Dad’ to all of us girls, has been our biggest supporter over the years! He currently spends the majority of his days during the season driving the big truck or the YFM van, traveling from farm to farm, gathering up the best produce he can find for our customers!