End of an era: Amy’s Farm to close July 1

Longtime Ontario agriculture hotspot Amy’s Farm — introduced to many via elementary school field trips — has announced it will close July 1.

“Our family has stewarded this land for 35 years,” read an announcement on Amy’s Farm’s website. “We opened our gates to share this beautiful farm with the public 25 years ago, offering educational field trips and fresh produce to our visitors. Our hearts are breaking as we share the news that Amy’s Farm must close. The current landowner is selling the property and the future landowner is silent on the matter.”

Fans can drop by the farm one last time at 7698 Eucalyptus Ave., Ontario, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 1 to pet animals and gather produce. A $20 entrance fee per car applies.

“We are aware of the extreme loss that our community will feel; we feel it also, immensely,” the announcement continued. “We have hope for the future of Amy’s Farm, but we still do not know what that future will be.”

The farm’s produce stand will open periodically over the summer. Check Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Yelp and amysfarm.com for updates. Amy’s Farm produce will continue to be utilized at Claremont’s Uno Tre Otto following the closure.

More info, including volunteer opportunities, is at amysfarm.com.


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