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 July 15th:
15 Orkney Rd, COPETOWN, ON
Lostsa Hostas is true to its name with over a thousand different varieties of hostas! Walk through our beautiful display gardens featuring various perennials and unique conifers. Enjoy the lovely grounds, which are perfect for a relaxing picnic in the shade.
Come picnic in the gardens. Raspberry sundaes will also be available for purchase and we are hosting Bluestar Beauty Bar, locally made natural artisan designer soaps, a special for farm crawl, our homemade raspberry soaps, using Jerry’s raspberries as an ingredient.
SIMPLER THYME ORGANIC FARM
1749 HWY 6 N, HAMILTON, ON
At Simpler Thyme we will have available our own fresh garlic! We will be doing a hoeing demonstration as well. Check out our fresh and dried herbs, both medicinal and culinary. Fresh picked from our flower beds you can make your own flower bouquets (5 stems for free, 15 stems for $5). Our market will be set up with all the produce grown on our farm. Smoothies will be available for purchase made with our own berries and maple syrup.
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. As part of the farm crawl, you are welcome to pick a complimentary 1/2 pint of raspberries.
Be sure to stop by our jam-making demonstration and learn how to make your very own delicious home-made raspberry jam! Raspberry sundaes are available for purchase along with our own farm fresh jams for purchase. We look forward to welcoming you to our patch!
We will also be hosting Bluestar Beauty Bar locally made natural artisan designer soaps, a special for farm crawl, our homemade raspberry soaps, using Jerry’s raspberries as an ingredient.
HEART’S CONTENT ORGANIC FARM
27 RONALD RD (Off Jerserville Rd) BRANTFORD
Come learn how Hearts Content Organic Farm is trying to reduce carbon emissions. Check out our solar powered electric cultivating tractor. Go for a medicinal and edible plant walk with Organic farmer and naturopath Richard Tunstall.
Walk with Dan through the farm to see the crops, and see a wheel-hoe demonstration.
Learn about our volunteer work to protect farmland through the Langford Conservancy and to grow the Greenbelt to include Brant County.
Freshly harvested certified organic vegetables are for sale.
2572 Jerseyville road west
Chickabee farm is a permaculture designed property with over 80 fruit trees a hundred berry bushes, pasture raised hens and nearly 50 hives. Located on only .9 Acre this is a highly productive homestead farm. Join us at 10am and 2pm for a discussion on Nature’s bounty. Shawn will discuss how he is turning 6 hives into 40 and the development of the plant propagation nursery, turning one tree into dozens including root division, grafting, layering and other propagation techniques.
782 hwy #52,
Nut crunching with Adelle (our sow) and her teenage boys (pigs that is).
Milking with Gemma (our new dairy cow) and her calf – born May 16th..
Growing mushrooms with logs a “how to” demonstration.
Guest chef, Ken Lefebour from Nellie James in Dundas will be visiting, making tasty local treats for you.
Our cria alpaca’s have arrived and we have new baby alpacas to see! We will doing some demonstrations of dying alpaca yarn and tours of the mill.
OUR FATHERS FARM
1050 Highway 5 (Dundas St)
Besides being home to organic gardens and orchards, as well as horses, free range chickens, and goats, Our Father’s Farm houses a wonderful non-profit organization called Canteen Destiny, and supplies apricot kernels to people locally and all over the world. There is so much to do and see on the beautiful 21-acre property – so much so that 3 movie sets have been hosted here! It has been a labour of love for the owners, who have been there for 17 years. With farming, John’s goal is to organically grow every type of produce that can be grown in Canada. Free range eggs are sold in the store along with apricot seeds, and camps, drop-ins, workshops, and more are hosted on the land through Canteen Destiny. Farm crawlers can take a tour, meet the animals, learn what an apricot kernel is, and more!
Don’t forget to ask for information on our new horse back riding lesson programs available, and we will have a horse breaking demonstration at 10am, and a riding lesson demonstration at 2:00pm.
Ridge Road Estate Winery
All visitors with Farm Crawl will receive a complementary wine tasting with snacks and for young visitors, juice and animal crackers will be available as well as colouring pages so the adults can enjoy their wine with fewer interruptions.
Please feel free to print our map or make use of the CRAWL AllXS appFarmCrawl Map July 2017 v2