It’s Turkey Time!

The annual Turkey Ontario Tour is all set to have you enjoying the sunshine while gobbling down on some delicious turkey from our dear friends at Hayter’s Farm. From June 3rd to July 1st, we will have outdoor BBQ and sampling events at Farm Boy locations throughout the province. Stop by, have a treat, and get some shopping done with our fresh produce and unique selection of grocery products!

When and Where?

Below is a list of locations and times where our Outdoor BBQ and Sampling events will take place. Grab a treat on your next shop and look out for appearances from our friendly mascots, Lulu and Farmhand, along with Ontario Turkey’s very own, Wishbone! Don’t miss out on the delicious eats and other goodies we’re giving away while supplies last.

The Turkey Ontario Tour will take place on the following dates below from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

* Aurora and Bronte locations will take place from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Dates for Ontario Turkey Tour:

Saturday, June 3, 2023
1907 Ironoak Way, Oakville, ON L6H 0N1
3061 Walkers Line, Burlington, Ontario

Sunday, June 4, 2023
436 Bryne Dr., Barrie, ON
18075 Yonge St, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8W3

Saturday, June 10, 2023
12266 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON L4E 0W5
10 Goulding Avenue at Wellington St. East, Unit A1, Aurora, ON, L4G 4A2

Sunday, June 11, 2023
350 Hespeler Road, Cambridge
370 Stone Rd. W, Guelph

Saturday, June 17, 2023
109 Fanshawe Park Rd. E, London
1415 Beaverbrook Avenue, London

Sunday, June 18, 2023
385 Fairway Road S., Kitchener
417 King Street North, Waterloo

Saturday, July 1, 2023
2441 Lakeshore West, Oakville
Ontario Turkey Tour

A Little History

The Turkey Ontario Tour (TOT)


At our roots, supporting local farmers is a way for us to keep true to our history and help our community thrive. By doing so, we are playing a small part in ensuring environmental sustainability and locally conscious food practices. Participating in the TOT, is a way to highlight the farmers such as our friends at Hayter’s Farm, who share the same goal of providing wholesome and fresh food to our customers. When we support our community and the businesses around us, we can relish in the abundance of great produce, meat, and other products made right here in our very own “backyard”. Having started in 2017, and being run to this present day, the tour is a great opportunity to let our community shine and for fresh food to flourish!

Hayter’s Farm

The Hayter’s Farm family has been in the turkey farming business for three generations (currently celebrating their 75th year in business!) and they are extremely passionate about delivering sustainable, wholesome, and humanely raised turkey. The care and quality that they have achieved is unmatched and we are truly honored to have them as partners for the Turkey Ontario Tour! Tradition meets innovation with a forever evolving product line and new ways to eat farm-fresh turkey. The Hayter’s turkeys are free of hormones or steroids and the hands-on approach that this farm takes on, is truly inspiring. They are the only farm that oversees the entire process, from raising the birds to processing their own products on-site. On your way past the butcher shop pick up some tasty burgers, kabobs, or pre-seasoned breast for a delightfully easy meal.


Turkey Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce!

Turkey is a protein that has a reputation of being difficult to cook and is only thought of for special occasions like Thanksgiving or Christmas. However, there is so much we can do with this wholesome and lean protein to make it a part of our weekly meals! This meat has a fantastic flavour and we’ll give you some easy tricks to keep this meat succulent and moist. Whether you’re making soup, a parmesan cutlet, or a roast in the oven, turkey should be a staple in your repertoire.

Check out this globally inspired recipe for Turkey Satay below to get your own #TurkeyONTour going!

View Recipe: Turkey Satay with Creamy Peanut Sauce

Hayter’s Farm recipes to try:

Tasty Turkey Tips and Pairings

Here are some awesome flavour boosting options and cooking tips to take your turkey to a whole new level. When cooking turkey, the main goal is to maximize flavour and moisture!



Well-seasoned meat can develop great flavour from start to finish. Below are some examples of spices and seasonings that you can use to create wonderfully aromatic, restaurant quality dishes right from the comfort of your own home!

Chef’s Tips

Seasoned Turkey Breast

Dry turkey can strike fear in many cooks who attempt to use this member of the poultry family. Like chicken, turkey is quite a lean meat that requires a little care in order to get the most out of what it can offer. Don’t be afraid! It’s easier than you think. A few adjustments and techniques can have you cooking turkey on a weekly basis in no time.


  • Use a meat thermometer to keep track of internal temperature and ensure that it reaches the perfect cook at 165 F.
  • Make sure the pieces of meat are of similar size to make even cooking time and doneness.
  • Season well and add herbs for more depth of flavour!
  • Like any meat, searing pieces of turkey at high heat can seal in the natural moisture.
  • If your turkey is whole, try breaking it down into pieces like wings, breast, drums, and thighs.
    • Follow by seasoning, searing, adding dressings, and roasting covered in the oven.
    • This helps to keep an even cook and seasoning.
  • Sear the meat on the grill for a nice smoky flavour or in a pan for a crisp roasted taste!
    • Add butter and herbs for more moisture and aromatics.
  • Roast your meat with fruits such as apples and pears along with onions, celery, carrots, and potatoes for a wholesome meal that can be cooked in one pan!
    • Add raisins for some extra sweetness and a little bit of stock or liquid to lightly braise and add moisture to your turkey while it’s cooking.
    • Cover with aluminum foil to lock in the moisture when roasting in the oven.
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