Community comes together by decorating hay bales in support of Shop With A Cop

As we prepare for an exciting Fall season and the return of our annual Fall Fest following some of the pandemic’s most difficult days, our team has started a new initiative that is bringing the community together in support of a cause close to the hearts of all those here at the Farm.

To raise awareness and financial support for the annual Shop for a Cop initiative with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), we’ve invited local partners, businesses and community organizations to sponsor a hay bale on the Farm and to decorate it so guests can enjoy and take photos of them as they experience Fall Fest.

Each sponsorship directly supports and sheds light upon an important cause that will have a significant impact on the youngest and most vulnerable members of our community.

Shop with a Cop is a community policing initiative that pairs fifth-grade students from schools in New Tecumseth with a police officer for a fun day of holiday shopping, gift wrapping and Christmas cheer. This program promotes a healthy relationship between young children and officers – as children often never get the chance to connect with the local OPP, it’s a great opportunity for them to build a relationship with each other in a positive way!

Here are our 2021 sponsors so far and their hay bale designs, which you can find by visiting the Farm this Fall:

OPP Nottawasaga

AlbaLisa Mexican Food

Belle Dolci + Carmela Rizzello Photography

Booster Juice Alliston

Castellano Construction

Careri Paralegal Services

Circle Theatre

Concession Road

DJ MasterMix

Kingsmere Retirement Residence

Krisztina Lu Photography

Jordan Hartsman
Real Estate

Northern Blush Floral

Roots + Raven

Starlight Graphics & Signs

Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation

Telli Castellano

Tim Hortons (Seth’s Hospitality Services & Saisethsons Hospitality Group)

We are so grateful to all of the sponsors who have signed up to participate in this fun and worthwhile initiative with us. With the success of this inaugural year, we hope to welcome even more sponsors and support to Murphy’s Farm in the Fall Fests to come!

Questions? Please contact Phil Sach, Marketing Manager, at

Looking to support Shop With A Cop as a customer? Visit the Market at any point over the coming months to make either a cash donation or add a donation to your order at checkout!