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 13 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.

Red, luscious, juicy,  raspberries will be ready for picking, a taste you cannot compare.


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!

Our 57-acre organic farm is in a beautiful setting, right on the Trans-Canada rail trail running from Brantford to Dundas. Come and explore our beautifully diverse, certified organic farm. For a family friendly event please come and join our photo scavenger hunt to learn all about our various heirloom vegetables, herbs, chickens, and weather permitting, we will be giving demonstrations with our solar powered electric tractor!

While you’re here don’t forget to ask our resident experts about;

  • Naturopathic medicine
  • Environmental health
  • Farmland protection
  • Creating a welcoming and inclusive rural community
  • Wildcrafting (gathering herbs and plants from the wild)
  • Eco-tourism and farm-stay opportunities
  • Online farmstand

For more information about our farm and what we grow please check out our website at www.heartscontentfarm.wixsite.com/heartscontent and visit us at the Paris Farmers Market located at the Winsey Mills, Saturdays from 9 to 5.

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

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

For the July Farm Crawl, we will have maple syrup tasting.
We will talk about garlic scapes; what they are and what we do with them.  We may have early garlic for sale.
Tours are available with Adam from Branching Path Farm.

Check out the chickens, ducks, geese and guinea fowl.

800 volunteers from around the world have come to the farm throughout the years; they left some of their clothing behind which has given us material for rag rugs.  Ann incorporates all these donated sheets, T-shirts, pants, etc.  into rag rugs.  She will be demonstrating this art form and we will have the volunteers’ own stories in pictures and words.  Their life and experiences are woven into the fabric of the farm.  And it goes on…

Silver Willow Farm

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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