Farm Boy grocery store to offer Barrie shoppers a ‘unique shopping experience’

'Rooted in fresh, wholesome food, along with exceptional customer service'

Barrie is getting a new place to get groceries.

Farm Boy opens next Thursday (March 31) in the former Home Outfitters building on Bryne Drive, near Mapleview Drive.

Farm Boy?

Farm Boy started as a small produce only store in Cornwall in 1981.

“For over 40 years, the Farm Boy experience has been rooted in fresh, wholesome food, along with exceptional customer service,” said Farm Boy President and General Manager, Jean-Louis Bellemare. “We are so excited to share our many Ontario-made products with Barrie and cannot wait to be a part of this thriving community.”

The Barrie store will be its 44th location.

What’s in store at Farm Boy?

  • Local farm-fresh produce with organic in-season products.
  • Hundreds of Ontario fresh dairy, meat, and grocery products.
  • Hormone-free, organic beef, pork, and chicken.
  • 100% Canadian AAA beef, deeply marbled and aged a minimum of 14 days.
  • Plenty of plant-based, vegan and vegetarian fresh foods.
  • A hot bar, salad bar, and grill station for outstanding eat on-the-go options.
  • Hundreds of exclusive Farm Boy private label products throughout the store.
  • A wide variety of local farmstead, international, and Canadian cheeses.
  • Reusable bag options to accommodate customers’ shopping needs.

Farm Boy promises a unique shopping experience with a large assortment of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, a broad selection of Canadian meat product, and more than 16-hundred private label products. Shoppers can also look forward to freshly prepared, chef-inspired dishes, including hot meals and the ever-popular salad bar for grab-and-go options.

The new store will employ 119 people.