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 12th:
15 Orkney Rd, COPETOWN, ON
Lotas 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.
SIMPLER THYME ORGANIC FARM
1749 HWY 6 N, HAMILTON, ON
After you take our self-guided tour with a map of the farm, come and listen to Bill while he talks about the many varieties of garlic we grew this year. Then watch Ann as she demonstrates how to braid garlic, both softneck and hardneck. We will have our own maple syrup available for tasting; yum!! Our flowers are all in bloom and you will be able to get 20+ stems for $5Our market will be set up with all the produce grown on our farm.
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
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, horseback riding lessons, and more are hosted on the land through Canteen Destiny (ask us about what we do!). Farm crawlers can take a tour, meet the animals, learn what an apricot kernel is, and more!
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 August 2017