about us

Oakrun Farm Bakery - Country Baked Goodness

When we say farm we literally mean it. When we say country goodness we deliver on that too!

Located in the farming heartland of Ancaster, Ontario, one hour from the U.S. border, our bakery was founded in 1979 by John and Ellie Voortman. It all started with a great idea to supply the local community with preservative-free baked goods in a 2,000 square foot bakery attached to the Voortman’s horse stables.  The bakery grew at such an accelerated pace that the stable was soon shut down to allow the bakery to expand.  And expand we did.

Today, with over 237,000 square feet dedicated to our bakery operation and over 30,000 square feet of onsite freezer space, we boast over 11 production lines and bake over 400 high quality and consistently produced fresh and frozen foods for our in-store and foodservice customers across North America. Our bakery is Kosher certified as well as organic through the OCCP.

We are a first rank high volume and highly efficient bakery that specializes in key bakery foods.  We are pioneers in proportioned frozen batters (muffins, cookies, scones, tea biscuits), and we are experts in what believe are the best tasting, quality English muffins and crumpets in the marketplace.  In fact, Oakrun Farm Bakery branded English muffins and crumpets are the #1 brand in Ontario. We also specialize in delicious sweet muffins, bagels, angel food cake, traditional and premium loaf and pound cakes and artisan Danish.

We are very proud of the partnerships we have developed over time and how we have progressed as a company.  We continue to invest in our facility, our people and how we go to market. For our Ontario based in-store retail bakery clients we offer direct store delivery for our fresh made baked goods.

our goal

Our goal is to continue to build and maintain leadership in the categories we compete in and to grow our business through innovation, responsiveness, and customization with strategic partners within in-store bakery at retail and foodservice.

our reputation

Our reputation is based on pioneering/developing unique foods that deliver solutions (fresh or thaw-and-sell) that delight consumers and  help our partners grow their businesses.

In 2014, Oakrun Farm Bakery and Gourmet Baker, our sister bakery, were acquired by ARYZTA AG.