The ECFA is a member based county affiliate of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, one of Ontario?s general farm organizations. The general purpose of the ECFA is to lobby to improve the economic and social well being of farmers in Essex County, provide members with information on agricultural issues and to increase public awareness of agriculture and the food system. The Essex County Federation also provides educational opportunities such as the annual Farm Hiker Tour every fall.

The Essex County Federation of Agriculture supports local farmers by co-ordinating the “BUY LOCAL” campaign that includes the pamphlet which highlights producers, products and where consumers can locate them. Supporting your local farmer supports your local economy!