Make something delicious.
Those long Summer days that we know and love seem to come and go so quickly. From the first Asparagus spear to the last ripe tomato on the plant, the flavours of summer are what make the season so delightful!
But what if you could take those flavours and literally bottle them up?! What if you could taste the fresh strawberry flavour on your toast during a cold winter morning? What if instead of opening a jar of store-bought peaches that have come from who-knows-where, you could bite into the most juicy refreshing jarred peach that you made yourself? Taco Tuesdays will never be the same once you pop open your first jar of homemade salsa. Say buh-bye to all those additives and preservatives that store bought jars have and say hello to the tastiest, most rewarding flavours all year!
If the idea of canning and making your own preserves turns you away because you think you have to work with massive batches… fear no more! Learn the skills to make in small batches that meet your needs! Feeling ambitious and want to make a big batch? You totally can! And bonus, homemade preserves make the most delightful gifts year round!
LET US HELP YOU…
- Feel INSPIRED to experiment with an array of fresh seasonal produce and new tastes
- CONFIDENTLY make small batches that suit your family needs or gifting project
- LEARN how to save more money by making your own pickles, sauces and jams instead of purchasing the store-bought sugar and preservative loaded brands
- CONNECT with a community of people that share your love of food so you can build your skills and recipe repertoire
- CREATE the lifestyle you want, one recipe at a time
And the BEST part?!
You can join us from wherever, whenever and FOREVER!
Hello, Lovely! Hollis here, your resident baker, teacher and teal obsessed friend!
I am the Creative Director and Co-Owner at the farm. I am also a mama to 4 littles (all 5 and under!). If you know me, you know I am all over the map on any given day, wearing all.the.hats. I always do my best to show up as much as humanly possible for the people I care about most.
Sometimes, that showing up means a beautiful, made from scratch meal. And sometimes it means Happy Meals. I am a firm believer in doing what works and serves you most in each moment. Less pressure, less guilt.
Just because I know how to make from scratch, doesn’t mean I do all the time. Goodness no! The whole goal is to be able to. Its about you knowing that you can whenever the opportunity or mood arises!
To be able to create and enjoy the delicious results…well, what could be better?!
I cannot wait to spend time making with you! It’s going to be the best most delicious time ever!
FROM OUR FIELDS TO YOUR FAMILY
From our fields to your family, discover a world of new adventures! Learn the skills that we have been passing down for generations and make them part of your family traditions!
Take away the stress of making from scratch in the kitchen and bring your meals to new heights with big, bold flavours in simple easy to follow steps!
Discover the world of preseving with us!
“There is no mistake you can make in the kitchen that I haven’t already made before! Making from scratch is a life long adventure and I am always learning more.” – Hollis English
Welcome to the Farmhouse Kitchen
When you enrol in our ‘Savour the Flavour: Online Preserving Experience’, you will have instant access to the top four Murphy family favourite preserve recipes!
We will guide you through the wonderful world of preserving and canning, teaching you each of the skills and techniques required and inspiring you to experiment with the wide variety of produce available wherever you live. No extensive planning needed or to even leave the comfort of your own home. We do it all for you and hand deliver you a guide to long lasting freshness and enjoyment.
Each class features:
- A virtual cooking class with Hollis, creating a delicious preserve. Hollis makes alongside you, guiding and teaching you every step of the way. From your ingredient list right up until the lid is sealed shut!
- A downloadable & printable recipe card so you can easily make it again and again.
- Access to our online community, where you can ask questions and get support and feedback as you go!
You will become everyone’s best friend. Not that you weren’t already…
Most importantly each recipe is delicious, simple and will inspire your creativity in the kitchen.
We look forward to sharing stories with you, cheering on your successes, and being your best pal in the kitchen!
Preserve the Flavours of Every Season
Meet our Featured Partner…
“I recently had the chance to take online cooking classes with Murphy’s Farm. I was able to bake in the comfort and privacy of my own kitchen. No witnesses to my disasters or stress!! I thought of them as my covid-cooking classes. At a time when I wasn’t allowed to go anywhere, do anything or see anyone, it was so wonderful to have something to look forward to every week.
Although I hadn’t met Hollis prior to these classes, I immediately felt like I was in a friend’s kitchen and we were baking and hanging out together. She shared so many little tips and tricks to make my baking turn out- and it worked!! I have a long history of kitchen failures, so it was very refreshing to have everything be delicious. Hollis answered all of my questions, we laughed together and heard about Hollis’s kitchen failures, which was very comforting for me. I have been inspired to start looking up recipe’s and trying new things.
One of my first classes was scones and they were such a big hit my son asks for them every Saturday morning. I cannot recommend highly enough taking as many of these classes as you can. It will build your skills, confidence and give your family delectable new favourites.”
“The world as we know it changed for us in Ontario mid march when Covid 19 came knocking on our door. As a front line ER nurse I was thrust into a stark new reality that was incredibly stressful and uncertain at times. One day while scrolling through Facebook I found an invitation to join a Make from Scratch class with Murphy’s Farm Market in Alliston. I was in desperate need of a distraction of my daily stressors at work and signed up for the 4 week online class with Hollis Murphy and crew. Every Saturday morning I looked forward to “tuning in” for our latest baking session and interaction with the rest of the class. I considered myself a seasoned baker (my mom taught me well) but I was surprised at how much I learned from Hollis and her classes. I had a blast each Saturday creating something new and delicious I was able to not only eat but share with others. I have known Hollis since she was 13 and I have watched her grow not only to be an awesome lady, but mom, business women and a leader. The Farm market saved my sanity during a time of great uncertainty and provided me with a fabulous distraction from my work. Thanks to all of the Murphy’s crew for this awesome opportunity”
Are you ready to start preserving?!
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL GET:
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to view these classes?
In order to take part in our online classes, all you need is your computer or tablet and an internet connection. No webcam required!
How do I know what ingredients I will need?
- We will provide you with an easy to download and printable PDF of the recipe so you can easily see what you’ll need.
- There will be a monitored comment section available right in the course! You can also ask questions in our Facebook group at any time or in our weekly live calls.
No need to ever use store bought again
Just log on to your teachable account and click on the class you want to watch. Download the recipe from the very same page and get cooking!
Can I do this course with my kids?
Absolutely! We encourage anyone and everyone to participate. Working in the kitchen with your family can be some of the most rewarding time spent together.
How long do I have to complete a course?
There are no time limits to complete the course. You can take the course on your own time and at your own pace.
What kind of kitchen tools do I need?
- We try to keep it as simple as possible. For preserving you will need mason a jars, a few pots, some mixing bowls, lifter (optional), canning trivet (optional)
- Everything is online. Got questions? We are online with you, ready to answer!
I don’t have a clue about baking or cooking. Can I take the course?
Absolutely! We welcome everyone no matter what kind of experience you have already! Our goal is to connect you more to your food from wherever you are!
I have a lot of baking experience already, will this course be worth it for me?
We feel that making from scratch is a life long adventure and feel that there’s always more to learn. Our student Heather, a self-professed seasoned baker said, “I was surprised at how much I learned from Hollis and her classes. I had a blast each Saturday creating something new and delicious I was able to not only eat but share with others.”
How much time will it take me to complete a class?
- Each section will vary based on what we are making.
How long do I have access to the course material?
- The material is yours FOREVER!
Can I buy all of the produce from Murphy’s?
Since our courses can be taken from anywhere in the world, we recommend buying locally, wherever is local to you and supporting local farmers. If you are in the area and want to stop by the farm, we sell a variety of fresh produce and baked goods. Head over to our website to see what is currently in store https://www.murphysfarmmarket.com
If I want to visit the farm and market when are you open?
The farm and market is open daily 9am – 5pm from the middle of March until the end of December.
- Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help!