Thomson Farms Hosts First Annual Farm Fest (GALLERY)

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Thomson Farms is hosting their first-ever annual Thomson Farm Fest on Saturday afternoon. Events include face painting, bouncy castles, corn cannons and more.

The event kicked off at noon and runs until 6p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and kids under 12 are free.

SaultOnline stopped by during the afternoon to check it out.

Following this, the night time event starts at 6p.m. This event includes a unique dining experience featuring dishes sourced from local farms and prepared by the Marconi’s Nonna’s Cucina. Live music and drinks will continue until midnight, all of which are provided by Loplops Lounge. The dance floor will be open for everyone, and there will also be a bon fire. Tickets for the full event are $75.00. Don’t have time or want to attend the dinner? Tickets will be available at a discounted price later on in the evening.

“We’ve always been known as a strawberry farm, so now as we’re expanding we’re starting to get into other produce under other manufacturing,” Thomson Farms owner/operator Brad Morley told SaultOnline.  “We really want to let the community know we’re much more than just a strawberry farm – we want to work on the agri-tourism and grow the business. We think the Sault really needs more activities for families to come out and enjoy.”

A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Sault Area Hospital Foundation.

“Everyone needs the hospital, everyone uses the hospital,” Morley explained when asked why they chose to support the SAH foundation. “It’s a great foundation. We just thought it was probably the best way that we could help out everyone in the community – no matter what comes up with their families.”

For more information, visit their website at www.thomsonfarms.ca or check them out on Facebook.

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