Once upon a time, a pair of passionate farmers embarked on a flavorful adventure in a land not so far away. They wanted to bring the joy of exceptional meat to their community, and thus, Quaker Springs Farm was born! Today, you are invited on a whimsical journey through Quaker Springs Farm, where the animals roam happily, the flavours burst with delight, and every bite tells a unique story.
Quaker Springs Farm sets out on a mission to ensure that every meat-loving soul experiences the flavours of their carefully raised animals. Founders Wade and Vera Davey took matters into their own hands. They started raising their own herds of pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and even the occasional lamb. The result? Farm fresh meat you'll taste and see the difference from the very first bite!
At Quaker Springs Farm, they believe in preserving the old-world charm and exceptional quality of heritage breeds. Wade and Vera's small herds of pigs exclusively consist of Berkshire, Tamworth, and the latest addition to their family, Mangalista. They finish meat chickens while also hatching chickens, ducks, and turkeys. "All of our animals are raised with lots of access to sunshine and fresh air, just like our grandparents did."
Quaker Springs Farm takes immense pride in offering a wide range of products, from succulent pork products, including sausages and chops, to ready-made meals crafted with love, such as sausage rolls. Poultry is available whole or as a main ingredient in the hearty family favourite recipes they create. And let's remember Quaker Springs Farm's limited quantity of lamb, perfect for enjoying fresh or transformed into dishes like Caribbean curry lamb.
"We proudly sell Water Buffalo sourced from our neighbour in West Lorne. And in a delightful new addition this year, we've partnered with the esteemed Gunns Hill and Millbank Cheese Artisans to bring you an assortment of irresistible cheeses".
Throughout their journey, Vera and Wade have learned valuable lessons. "Grow what you can handle; we only do so many pigs a year, as well as poultry. No matter what you farm, it is always a lot of work". Focusing on a limited number of pigs and poultry each year ensures that every animal receives the care and attention they deserve. Farming is undeniably hard work, regardless of what you choose to raise. Still, with dedication and passion, Quaker Springs Farm continues to thrive.
One of the greatest joys for Vera and Wade is the opportunity to interact with their amazing customers. Whether they're lifelong fans or newcomers to Quaker Springs Farm, the Horton Market is where the magic truly happens. "There are always a bunch of great vendors, and we get much of our fresh products from [Horton Market vendors] for our prepared foods/meals."
The team at Quaker Springs Farm love to surprise and delight their patrons with an array of prepared foods that entice even the most adventurous taste buds. Their single-serve wonders are designed to encourage everyone to try new flavours and fall in love with unexpected dishes. Some examples of their offerings include Greek Patitisio with options of pork or lamb, Caribbean curry lamb served with rice and peas, Shepherd's Pork Pie enveloped in puff pastry, Serbian Cevap, and cabbage rolls, among others. "Comfort foods are also a delightful part of our menu, with our chicken pot pie being the crowd favourite!" We also offer bacon cheeseburger pie, quiche, and fresh sausage rolls, all prepared from scratch, including our homemade pie crusts. Every week is a surprise!
"Our smoked Berkshire pork chops are a favourite with anyone who tries them. As they are cooking, you notice the aromatic smell of smoked cured pork, full of flavour and moist". To create a delicious glazed pork chop, start with Quaker Springs Farm's fresh Berkshire chop!