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Farm Sites

Cows in field.
F1: Organicfest at O'Brienview Organic Farm

Walk out in our pastures to get up close with our Belgian Blue x Black Angus cattle & calves. Visit with Heritage Berkshire pigs, chickens, ducks and turkeys, all raised organically on our family farm. Stay for lunch to taste our famous sausage on a bun or hamburger. Bring a cooler to stock up on our frozen beef, pork, and chicken or fresh vegetables.

Ongoing: Interact with cattle, pigs and poultry. Learn about organic farming. BBQ sausage or hamburger. Buy organic meat & produce.

  • Traditional Farm Type
  • Local Food (samples & retail)

Location: 688 Country Lane, Cameron; north off Highway 35.

Phone: 705-887-3974 www.obrienviewfarm.com

Sheep in pen.
F2: Sheepfest at Crow Hill Farm

Visit our registered Corriedale sheep flock, a dual purpose breed for both meat and wool. See our honeybee yard & the honey room. Collect fresh eggs from our hen house.

Watch a wool spinning demonstration, and try your hand at Drop Spindle Spinning in a hands-on experience. Frozen lamb, honey, maple products & eggs for sale from our farm gate stand. Also available for purchase are Corriedale Hand-spinning Fleeces. Property is accessible.

Ongoing: Sheep in their pastures, wool spinning, egg collecting, educational displays.

  • Traditional Farm Type
  • Children’s Activities or Crafts

Location:  35 Ranchers Road, Cameron; From 121 at Hwy 35 go south on Ranchers Rd.

Phone: (705) 359-1376   crowhillcorriedales@gmail.com

Girl feeding pig.
F3: Pigfest at Three Forks Farm

Take a walking tour of our site to see pasture raised chickens, turkeys, pigs and hopefully some piglets!  Learn about how and why we raise our animals on pasture.  We raise mixed heritage breed pigs (Tamworth, Berkshire, Hampshire) on rotational pastures. Participate in an egg collecting activity and nature crafting. Be sure to bring your cooler to take home our frozen chicken and pork cuts which will be available for sale. Stay for our own BBQ sausage on a bun and cold drinks for lunch!

Ongoing: We will have pigs in a front pasture and turkeys available for easy viewing, BBQ – Sausage on a bun and drinks for sale.

  • Traditional Farm Type
  • Children’s Activities or Crafts
  • Local Food (samples & retail)

Location: 345 Colony Road, Bobcaygeon; west from Pigeon Lake Road south of Bobcaygeon.

Phone: 705-931-5338 www.threeforksfarm.ca

Horse tilling field.
F4: Veggiefest at Lunar Rhythm Gardens

Tour the 15-acre Pro-Cert certified organic vegetable farm dedicated to growing 75 varieties of vegetables in the field and with high tunnels and greenhouses, powered by four heavy draft horses. Help with harvesting seasonal vegetables, visit the cows & calves, lambs, pigs, miniature horses, and chickens. Attendees can see the cold storage, greenhouse and vegetable wash station. The We Grow Food mobile greenhouse classroom will be on-site for the day, and luch is available for purchase.

At 11am watch the tractor digging potatoes then pick a bag of potatoes to take home with you. Ask one of our volunteers for a guided pick-your-own flowers experience - depending on availability. At 3pm watch Jessica with our heavy draft horses cultivating in the vegetable field! Fresh organic produce is available for purchase. Washrooms available.

Ongoing: View the livestock, vegetable garden, hoop house, pick-your-own experiences and demonstrations, We Grow Food Mobile Classroom, display boards, kid’s activities.

  • Traditional Farm Type
  • Children’s Activities or Crafts

Location: 253 Gray Rd., Janetville; south from Highway 7A on Century Farm Rd. then right on Gray Rd.

Phone: 905-986-9612  www.csafarmdurhamkawartha.com

Kids petting horse.
F5: Horsefest at Valentia Equine Retraining Center

This registered not-for-profit, gives retired race horses a second chance. Visit with horses of all sizes in their paddocks. The animals enjoy snacking on apples and stale bread. Children's Paw Patrol themed forest maze & scavenger hunt with prizes. Explore our walking trails, watch horse riding skill demonstrations and join a certified saddle fitter for a demonstration on horse tack equipment. Property is accessible, Washrooms available.

Ongoing activities: Walking trails & maze, sawmill demonstration, kids crafts and activities, and horse riding skill demonstrations.

  • Photo areas ($2)
  • 10:30 am - 2:30 pm Mini equestrian lesson($5)
  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Lunch and bake sale
  • 11:30 am and 2:30 pm learn to groom a horse ($5)
  • 12:15 - 1:00pm Horse riding skill demonstrations

Location: 188 Valentia Road, Little Britain

Phone: 705-786-2226 www.valentiaequestrian.com

Pile of pumpkins.
F6: Pumpkinfest at Stellmar Farm

See giant pumpkins and visit the craft shed at Stellmar Farm, which features a wide selection including: pumpkins, squash, gourds, fall decorations, flower arrangements, decorative corn, wreaths, fall crafts, gourd art, preserves, honey and tasty pumpkin bread.  Try your hand at pumpkin painting and guessing the weight of a giant pumpkin. Perhaps even learn the secret behind growing giant pumpkins! Try out our full line of homemade soaps, body butters, and lotions: many products contain our own beeswax and honey. Enjoy samples of pumpkin bread and warm cider. Food demonstrations at 11 am by David and 2 pm by Arlene will keep your tummy happy. Washrooms available.

Ongoing: Pumpkin painting, face painting, guessing the weight of a giant pumpkin, walk the corn labyrinth, fall food demonstrations (donations accepted).

  • Unusual or Value Added Farming
  • Children’s Activities or Crafts
  • Local Food (samples & retail)

Location: 136 Sandbar Road, Little Britain; East of Valentia, south off Elm Tree Rd.

Phone: 705-786-0431 www.stellmarfarm.com

People petting alpaca.
F7: Alpacafest at Salem Alpacas

We have something for the whole family to enjoy. There will be guided visits with the alpacas, a Master Spinner giving fibre demonstrations, educational displays, videos, kid’s crafts, photo opportunities and more. Learn more about this exotic animal through audio/visual displays on birthing, shearing, and alpacas at play. Finely crafted finished articles made from the alpaca fibre will be available for sale. For an additional $5, take part in a 30 minute felting craft workshop available from 10 am – 3 pm. Washrooms available, Property is accessible.

Ongoing: Spinning demos, hands-on alpaca wool activities, video presentations and alpacas of all colours and ages.

  • Unusual or Value Added Farming
  • Children’s Activities or Crafts

Location: 363 Salem Road, Manilla; west off Little Britain Rd. at the “S” curves.

Phone: 705-786-2023 www.salemalpacas.com

Cows in stalls.
F8: Dairyfest at Vosbrae Farms

Visit an active, working dairy farm milking 140 Holstein cows. The DeVos' have a large family farm with approximately 1000 acres of cropland. You will see the dairy cow herd in their comfortable free-stall barn with a large rotary milking parlour. View the equipment needed to operate a modern dairy farm and have the chance to meet Maple for a hands-on milking experience.

Ongoing: View Holstein dairy cattle, calves and equipment

Location: 140 Skyline Road, Manilla; North of Hwy 7, East off Simcoe St.

Phone: 705-357-3150

Wool textiles.
F9: Woolfest at Mariposa Woolen Mill

Visit a working wool mill and traditional farm to learn about the process of making wool yarn, cord spun yarn and batting for felting. Walk through our mill to see the wool fibres at different stages, then explore our local wool history exhibit. See different heritage breeds of sheep as well as angora goats in the front pasture. Our farm store will feature finished wool products, Mariposa Dairy cheeses and frozen farm raised meats. Property is accessible.

Ongoing: See wool being processed into yarn, cording, or batting. Local wool history, animals in pasture, and farm store.

  • Unusual or Value Added farming
  • Children’s Activities or Crafts
  • Local Food

Location: 1275 Hwy 7, Oakwood ON K0M 2M0

705-928-5670  info@mariposawoolenmill.ca

Farmers' Market Sites

boy holding corn.
M1: Lindsay Farmers' Market

Start your farmfest Weekend at the Farmer's Market in Lindsay. Come celebrate the harvest by enjoying a Saturday morning tradition in downtown Lindsay, bringing you a large array of fresh food products & so much more.

Saturday, from 7 am - 1 pm

On Victoria Avenue, north of Kent St.

705-878-1392

 

person buying fresh veggies
M2: Bobcaygeon Farmers' Market

Hours: Saturdays, from 8 am - 1 pm
Location: Bobcaygeon Fairgrounds
Phone: 705-738-9426
www.bobcaygeonfarmersmarket.com

Girl eating corn.
M3: Fenelon Falls Farmers' Market

Hours: Fridays & Saturday, from 11 am – 5 pm.
Location: Corner of Bond and John St.
Facebook: @FenelonFallsFarmersMarket

Person buy fresh veggies.
M4: Kinmount Farmers' Market

Hours: Saturdays, 9 am – 2 pm
Location: Austin Sawmill Heritage Park, Kinmount
Phone: 416-986-7216 www.kinmountfarmersmarket.ca

Countryside Attractions

Bobcaygeon sign.
A1: Kawartha Dairy in Bobcaygeon

91 Prince Street, Bobcaygeon

1-877-4KD-MILK (1-877-453-6455)

Girl eating icecream.
A2: Kawartha Dairy in Lindsay

Lindsay Dairy Barn

71 Russell Street, Lindsay

705-324-0352

Kawartha store building.
A3: The Kawartha Store

Featuring gourmet foods, gifts and clothing designed
and made in Canada. Samples of a wide range of unique,
award winning gourmet products will be available.
Location: 30 Colborne Street, Fenelon Falls
Phone: 705-887-9888 www.thekawarthastore.ca

barn sign
A4: Kawartha Lakes Community Sale Barn Inc.

Featuring three live auctions starting at 9:00 am and
continuing all day until all active sale rings have finished
selling their livestock & farm items. Country kitchen
restaurant & large farmers’ market offering fresh local
fruit, vegetables, maple syrup, clothing, woodwork,
furniture & farm supplies.
Ongoing: Farmers Market, livestock & farm items auction.
Location: 580 Woodville Road, Woodville
Phone: 705-439-4444 www.klcauction.ca

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