All our farmers are excited to meet you and as such have planned a special day to enthrall you, excite you and of course educate you on their wonderful world.

What to expect on August 17 2019


LOTSA HOSTAS
15 Orkney Rd, COPETOWN, ON

Lotsa Hostas is true to its name with over 500 varieties in the display gardens.  Amble through the gardens, also displaying many rare and unique conifers and trees along with perennial material. Glenda will be sharing about her favorite low to no maintenance perennial plants.
Joins us for lots of ideas and tips


JERRY’S BERRIES
21 Orkney Rd, COPETOWN, ON

Stop by Jerry’s Berries for a guided tour through our large raspberry patch where you will learn about prima canes versus flora canes and how these wild brambles become a well disciplined upright patch to make picking much easier for you.

Raspberry sundaes are available for purchase, you can also sample our farm fresh homemade jams.  We look forward to welcoming you to our patch.


HEART’S CONTENT ORGANIC FARM
27 RONALD RD (Off Jerseyville Rd) BRANTFORD

Hearts Content farm is exactly what it sounds like, a place where your heart’s content!

Hearts Content Farm is a 57-acre certified organic farm in a beautiful setting, with the Brantford to Dundas Trans-Canada rail trail running through it. Come for a medicinal and edible plant walk with Richard, Naturopathic doctor and organic farmer. Learn about raising backyard chickens, protecting farmland and transitioning farmland to new farmers, and affordable options to access land. Check out our electric cultivating tractor that we recharge from our off grid house (weather permitting!). Learn about our new farm-stay project.

For more information about our farm and our work, see hcof.ca.

Special: For the August farm crawl we have teamed up with Nature Canada to protect birds at risk.

Come to our sessions where we will be making bird houses for swallows at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.

Please see attached poster about our SOS (Save our Swallows) Fest that will be held at the farm,

Sat. August 24 at our farm 7 – 10 pm for a film, panel discussion and refreshments.

CHICKABEE FARM
2572 Jerseyville road west
JERSEYVILLE

Chickabee farm is a small (0.9 acre) deep organic farm producing an
abundance of fruit, and produce while demonstrating green technologies and a
sustainable future food system.
Join us on the crawl to explore the food forest, plant propagation areas,
backyard chickens, bee hives and intensive growing systems.


MANORUN
782 hwy #52,
COPETOWN

Soil Making
Hands on soil making demonstration. Make your own seedling mix easily. A ManoRun grower will lead you through what ingredients to use to make seedling mix and how to prepare seedlings. A good activity for the whole family.

We will still be doing:
Cow milking with our cow Gemma.
Nut crunching with the piglets.
Crawlers can tour our Oak Savannah permaculture field
Using logs to grow mushrooms – demonstrations
Pony grooming
Seasonal food samples

Alpaca’s on Eigth and Mud
232 Eighth Road
EAST STONEY  CREEK
Join us in July and enjoy:
Tours of the farm
Meeting the Alpaca’s up close
Demonstrations on how to needle felt and spend a while and browse in the gift shop

 

 

Ridge Road Estate Winery

This year for farm crawl we will be serving a complimentary  “flight and bite”  (3 samples of estate grown wine paired with 3 small bites) This is a good opportunity for visitors to taste what vinifera wine grapes taste like that are grown in the rocky limestone of the Niagara Escarpment. (juice and cookies for kids) We will also have our historical 1875 family property presentation on display.

MiKels Lavender Oasis

5127 Harrison Rd.
         Binbrook, ON

MiKels’ lavender oasis is located in Binbrook ontario.  It is owned and run by husband and wife team, Mike and Kelly. We combined our names to create MiKel’s Lavender Oasis.
We are a working lavender  farm and the learning never stops.

WEST AVENUE CIDER HOUSE

During Farm Crawl West Avenue Cider will be offering a complimentary Cider tasting along with a guided tour of the Orchard and the Barrel Cellar. Top it all off with a visit to the retail store and bakery, or bring a picnic and enjoy the afternoon sun in the meadow.

Simpler Thyme
1749 Highway 6
Hamilton

Tours are available again with Adam from Branching Path Farm.

We will have maple syrup tasting., Golden, Amber and Dark.
Check out the new chicks and turkeys! 4 days old!.  The chicks can be handled but not the turkeys.  Adult supervision for children please.  Our resident ducks, geese and guinea fowl will be wandering around…please don’t run after them; they scare easily.
It’s garlic season; we grow over 30 varieties.  Wait; what!!  Can there be that many?  Yes, there are 100s of varieties grown in Canada and the US alone!
Not all of our varieties are available for sale; some varieties we only have a few to replant with.
Hard neck – Puslinch, Spanish Roja, Xian, Bai Pai Suan, Dugansky, Jovak, Kyjez, Music, Deerfield, Gem, Ivan. Red Russian, Bogatyr, Belarus, Chesnok red, Marino, Metechi, Northern Quebec, Uzbekistan, Fireball, Kostyn’s Red Russian, Purple Glazer, Khabar, Siberian, German Mennonite and Majestic.
Soft neck – Inchelium Red, Lorz Italian, Kettle River Giant, Lokalen, Sicilian Gold, Susanville and Elephant.
Ann will demonstrate the different techniques of braiding softneck and hardneck garlic.


Silver Willow Farm
40 Irvine Rd.
York, On

Come out and meet the animals, including baby calves, foals and ducklings, talk to our resident yogini and maybe try a few yoga poses, speak with our resident gardener about permaculture and it’s benefits, and experience the healing power of horses as offered by both SWF and BHE. There will also be an opportunity to purchase a slider made from the delicious organic, grass-fed beef grown at SWF

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