Quality food builds quality relationships.

La Ferme was founded over 45 years ago in 1978 as a small game bird farm.  Over the years the business evolved into one of Ontario’s premium game meat and artisanal cheese wholesale distribution companies.  The company has always been a small, family owned business with an emphasis on working with other Canadian small farmers and businesses and has been a leader in establishing the local farm to table movement.  Elaine & Mark Atlin bring a wealth of food and business expertise to La Ferme.  Their priority and passion is to build long standing partnerships and relationships with our customers and suppliers.  We have been working with many of the same customers and suppliers for over 30 years which is quite a testament to our success.

At La Ferme we all strongly believe that good food is the perfect starting point for building relationships. It is our passion for selling, eating and talking about great food that sets us apart from our competitors. Our team of cheese mongers,  professional chefs, gourmet home cooks, and foodies all feel a strong connection to the products that we distribute. We aim to know as much as possible about each type of cheese or cut of meat that we carry – from the farms that they come from to how they taste once on the plate – and communicate our knowledge to our customers. Each member of the La Ferme Team is always on the lookout for new products, new taste experiences and new recipes to enhance the experience we can provide to you!

Our customers range from white-tablecloth restaurants to small cafes on the foodservice side of our business.  On the retail side we cater to large grocery chains, independent grocers, butcher shops, cheese shops and gourmet food emporiums.  Our product offering is constantly expanding and we know have over 2.000 products available for sale.  We work with over 15 Ontario cheesemakers, in addition to a similar number from Quebec.  La Ferme also imports cheeses directly from France, Spain and Italy on a regular basis.  We continue to work with many Quebec, Ontario and Alberta farms to provide our customers with exceptional meats and poultry.  Our charcuterie offerings include products from Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Spain and Italy.  Over the past few years we have expanded our pantry offerings to include many frozen products, in addition to a wide assortment of crackers, olives, oils and condiments.

We are excited to share our passion for the edible experience with you. More importantly, we are excited for you to share your passion for food with us!