Our mission is to stay true to the founding principles of the Cericola family: listen carefully to our customers and give them the wholesome, homegrown poultry products they want, delivered fast and fresh to market.
The Cericola Story: success through simplicity for almost 60 Years!
While many of today's large poultry producers pride themselves on their agricultural and family heritages, very few continue to operate as genuine family farms like Cericola Farms. Our passion for farming and our personal commitment to deliver the most natural products (Organic chicken, and Antibiotic free chicken raised on an Animal by-product Free diet) for our customers are rooted in the values of founders Tony and Mary Cericola, and are continued through this day by Mary and her sons, who still run the business today.
Tony arrived to Canada from Italy in the 1950s and worked construction until he was married, and along with his new wife, purchased their own farm, to pursue their dream in agriculture. Selling fresh eggs and chickens door-to-door to Toronto markets.
Although Tony has since passed away, Mary and her sons (Anthony and Amedeo Cericola) preserve his vision which has seen our business grow exponentially. From those early days of door-to-door sales to serving the large national retailers of today, the secret to the Cericola success has always been the delivery of individualized services and products that only a family farm can provide. We strive to deliver the freshest products to the market as soon as possible.
It's quite simple really: we grow the products that our customers want, and we ensure maximum quality by raising wholesome poultry with only the best feed.
Follow our Pinterest page for your next Chicken dinner recipes! Rotisserie chicken or our famous chicken cordon bleu!
Cericola Farms has sold its operations to Maple Leaf Foods in 2018 and 2021. This site is solely historical in nature.
2018 - Nottawasaga Futures - South Simcoe Business Excellence Awards
The South Simcoe Business Excellence
awarded Cericola Farms Inc. (Founded by Tony and Mary Cericola, and contined along with second generation sons Anthony and Amedeo Cericola.) the Agricultural Category Award which recognizes excellence, outstanding achievement and customer satisfaction.
Read more in our Blog Post.
Our Community support
We are proud to support our local community events such as "Holland Marsh Soup Fest" and "Carrot Fest" and the Town Employee Appreciation events.
Since the 70's Tony Cericola was actively involved in helping to promote Soccer in the town of Bradford. He helped to form the Bradford Marshlanders Under 21 Soccer team and as recognition of his work, the town named those fields "Cericola Fields".
We continue to this day in support of youth sports in the community.
Our participaction in Food drives in support of the local "Helping Hand Bradford Food Bank" has become an annual traditon where we encourage involvement from our staff and suppliers.
Cancer has impacted almost everyone in some way including our own family. As such, we routinely give back in support of the Canadian Cancer Society to support all of its efforts in finding cures and supporting those affected by its wrath.