March 2013Farm Boy™ Train Yards Now Open

Ottawa, Ontario, March 14, 2013 — Eastern Ontario-based Farm Boy 2012 Inc. (Farm Boy™), a locally-owned retail grocer specializing in quality fresh foods and exceptional customer service, opened its newest location today at 665 Industrial Avenue in the Ottawa Train Yards shopping complex. 

The 22,000 square-foot Farm Boy™ Train Yards store brings over 130 full and part-time jobs to the Alta Vista community and, true to the Farm Boy roots, promises to deliver the very best fresh shopping concept including abundant varieties of fresh produce, premium meats, seafood, unique high quality private label items, natural and organic products and freshly made, ready-to-eat meals.

Customers are invited to the stores'grand opening celebration on Saturday, March 16th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for tasty samples, in store specials, Farm Boy, Lulu the cow and Crash the Clown. 

“We're very excited to open Farm Boy's doors to the Alta Vista community,” says Jeff York, CEO of Farm Boy.  “We're offering our signature fresh quality foods, many of them baked or prepared right in store, as well as our popular new Farm Boy™ Kitchen concept.  Shoppers can stop by for lunch or dinner and choose from our wide variety of made-from-scratch, wholesome meals, which they can take home or enjoy in our seating area.”

The new Farm Boy™ Kitchen concept includes a 24-foot fresh salad bar filled with over 60 fresh premium ingredients, a coffee bar, pizzas and paninis, and a new hot bar featuring homestyle meals like BBQ baby back ribs and traditional crispy southern fried chicken. 

“We continue to evolve our stores to keep pace with consumers' changing needs,” says York “but one thing that will always remain is our commitment to provide the very best fresh, friendly and convenient shopping experience.  We look forward to welcoming both our current and new customers into our Train Yards location and hope they will enjoy all the new features this store has to offer.”

With this new store and more growth on the horizon, Farm Boy continues to build on its unique recipe for success: delivering the freshest, best-tasting foods and friendly service.

About Farm Boy Inc.

Farm Boy is a locally owned food retailer, headquartered in Ottawa, recognized for its produce, meat, seafood, bakery, cheese and fresh prepared items.  Incorporated in 1981, the company provides a unique shopping experience in comparison to big box retailers or traditional grocers.  Additionally, Farm Boy produces its own extensive line of private label products made with absolute dedication to the highest standards of quality and freshness.  The Train Yards location is the 14th store in Eastern Ontario with more stores planned.


Source: Farm Boy
Title: Farm Boy™ Train Yards Now Open
Date Published: March 14, 2013
Date Accessed: August 7, 2013

Company Details

Farm Boy
  • Ottawa,
  • Year Invested2012
  • Year Realized2018
  • IndustryConsumer
  • TypesFamily Business, International, Management Recapitalization

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