2016 Kawartha Farmfest Sites
F1 – Organicfest at O’Brienview Organic Farm
F2 – Sheepfest at Crow Hill Farm
F3 - Dairyfest at Thursthill Farms
F4 – Funfest at Greenshire Eco Farms
F5 – Horsefest at Valentia Equestrian
F6 – Pumpkinfest at Stellmar Farm
F7 – Alpacafest at Salem Alpacs
F8 – Applefest at Dromoland Orchard and Stables
F9 – Veggiefest at Lunar Rhythm Gardens
Farmers’ Market Sites
M1 - Lindsay Farmers’ Market
Countryside Site Attractions
A1 - Kawartha Dairy – Bobcaygeon
A2 – Kawartha Dairy Barn – Lindsay
A3 - The Kawartha Store – Fenelon Falls
A4 – Kawartha Lakes Community Sale Barn Inc.
Farm Site Descriptions
Site F1 – Organicfest at O’Brienview Organic Farm
Stop in to see our Heritage Berkshire Pigs, Black Angus and Belgian Blue cows, chickens, ducks and turkeys. All are raised organically on our family farm. Bring a cooler to buy some meat from our on-farm freezers. Beef, pork, chicken and vegetables available. Order your turkey for Thanksgiving. Stay for lunch – Hamburgers or sausage on a bun.
Ongoing: View animals & poultry, learn about organics.
Location: 688 Country Lane, Cameron (On Hwy. 35 south of Hwy 121 junction, go west at Powles Rd., turn north onto Country Lane. From the north, take Glenarm Rd. to Country Lane (at the Hydro yard). Turn south about 4 km. Farm is on east side #688).
Telephone: (705) 887-3974 www.obrienviewfarm.com
Site F2 – Sheepfest at Crow Hill Farm
Our sheep are registered Corriedales, a dual purpose bred for both meat and wool. Collect eggs from our hen house. See the sheep with their lambs, watch a traditional hand spinning demonstration & have a chance to try your own hand at spinning. See our honeybee yard & the honey room. Frozen lamb, honey & eggs for sale from our farmgate stand.
Ongoing: Spinning, educational displays, egg collecting
Location: 35 Ranchers Road, Cameron. (At Cameron on Hwy 35 north of Lindsay, turn east on Hwy 34 – Long Beach Road. Turn left on the 2nd road on the left at the S curves, Ranchers Road. 1st farm on the left).
Telephone: (705) 359-1376 email@example.com
Site F3 –Dairyfest at Thursthill Farms
Visit an active working dairy farm milking 85 Holstein cows. The Thurstons have a large family farm with approximately 1200 acres of cropland. You will see the dairy cow herd in their comfortable free-stall barn. The calf barn will also be open to see the young calves. See the cows using the new self-serve robotic milking machine throughout the day. The children will have a chance to meet “Maple” for a hands-on milking experience!
Ongoing: View Holstein dairy cattle, calves & farm machinery.
Location: 268 King’s Wharf Rd., Lindsay (From Sturgeon Road between Omemee and Dunsford take King’s Wharf Road to the west. Second farm on the south side).
Telephone: (705) 793-9135
Site F4 -Funfest at Greenshire Eco Farms
Please allow us to show you how we are ‘Growing A Greater Good’. We are demonstrating regenerative farming which is the farming of the future that actually ‘Heals the Earth’ and produces nutrient-dense food. Our hope is that you get ideas to carry into your own and your family’s life to enrich your environment.
Ongoing: Interactive tours and game in our Forest Garden; Identify wild flowers and edible wild plants – pick your own; Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning and natural horsemanship demos; Visit Smiley & Gloria, our pet pot-bellied pigs; produce available for purchase; winter CSA; pet and groom mini donkey and mini horse.
Location: 1563 Pigeon Lake Rd., Lindsay. (About halfway between Lindsay & Bobcaygeon; 1 km east of Hwy 10)
Telephone: (705) 879-4207 www.greenshireecofarms.com
Site F5 – Horsefest at Valentia Equine Retraining Centre
Valentia Equine Retraining Centre, a registered Not for Profit, gives a second chance for retired race horses that are unwanted or injured. In addition to a walking tour see the horses in their paddocks. We will have a scavenger hunt maze for the little children, kids crafts, horse show, and activities. Pony rides, hot dogs, hamburgers & drinks will be available for an additional fee. Most exhibits are wheelchair accessible. Public washroom is available.
Ongoing: Viewing horses & other animals, maze, trails
Location: 188 Valentia Road, Little Britain, (from the four corners of Little Britain travel east, then from Little Britain Road turn south onto Valentia Road, travel south past the Ramsey Road intersection, on east side of Valentia Road).
Telephone: (705) 328-4592 Colleen or (705) 786-2226 Michelle
Site F6 – Pumpkinfest at Stellmar Farm
Come see our giant pumpkins and visit our craft shed. Our farm features a wide selection of pumpkins, squash, gourds, dried flowers, wreaths, fall crafts, gourd art, decorative corn, preserves & tasty pumpkin bread. Try your hand at
pumpkin painting & guessing the weight of a giant pumpkin. Enjoy samples of pumpkin bread & warm cider, perhaps even learn the secret behind growing the giant pumpkins! Wheelchair accessible & washroom available.
Ongoing: Pumpkins, fall crafts and baked goods.
Location: 136 Sandbar Rd., Little Britain (East of Valentia).
Tel: (705) 786-0431 www.stellmarfarm.com
Site F7 – Alpacafest at Salem Alpacas
Alpacafest is one farm attraction that has 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 colouring, 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 10-3.
Ongoing: Spinning demos, hands-on alpaca wool activities, video presentations and alpacas of all colours and ages to see.
Location: 363 Salem Road, Manilla, travel west on Salem Road off Little Britain Road at the “S” curves.
Telephone: (705)786-2023 www.salemalpacas.com
Site F8 – Applefest at Dromoland Orchard and Stables
Dromoland is a wonderful experience for families with organic apple orchards, apple products, “Enchanted Fairy Forest”, horseback riding, nature and sanctuary, and scenic photography sites. Meet baby chicks and hens; see a sheep and wool spinning demos at 11 & 2; and old fashioned apple cider making. BBQ Oktoberfest sausage and corn on the cob will be available for lunch. Music in the orchard from 11:30 – 2:00. At 1:30 there will be a presentation about the Climate, What’s Happening and chit Chit Chat by Dave Devall and Steve Jacobs Meterologists & Weathermen formerly with CTV. Purchase to take home products include organic chicken, apple cider, apple products and more!
Ongoing: Apple picking, apple cider, spinning.
Location: 598 Elm Tree Road, Little Britain. From Hwy 7 take Elm Tree Road south past Little Britain Road. Or from Stellmar Farm and Valentia Equestrian, take Elm Tree Rd, E.
Telephone: (800)979-2913 www.dromoland.ca
Site F9 – Veggiefest at Lunar Rhythm Gardens
We have a 5 acre vegetable farm dedicated to growing 75 varieties of vegetables with high tunnels and greenhouses, powered by Calvin, Peg, Mr. Grey & Lenny, four heavy draft horses. Find out about our Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) vegetable garden program. We also have a beef cow/calf operation, pigs, miniature horses, meat chickens and laying hens that everyone can visit. Fresh organic produce will be available for purchase. There will be farm tours of the garden and animals. See the new cold storage building with a greenhouse and vegetable wash station, and sign up for our Winter CSA.
Portable washroom facilities available.
Ongoing: View the livestock, vegetable garden, hoop house, display boards & ponies for the children to visit.
Location: 253 Gray Rd., Janetville (From Hwy 7A west of Hwy 35, take Century Farm Road south to Gray Road & turn right).
Tel: (905) 986-9612 www.csafarmdurhamkawartha.com
Farmers’ Market Site Descriptions
Site M1 – Lindsay Farmers’ Market
Start your Farmfest weekend at the Farmers’ 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.
Hours of operation: Saturday, from 7am – 1pm.
Location: On Victoria Avenue North of Kent Street.
Telephone: (705) 878-1392 www.lindsayfarmersmarket.ca
Countryside Attraction Site Descriptions
Site A1– Kawartha Dairy – Bobcaygeon
Site A2 – Kawartha Dairy Barn – Lindsay
The Kawartha Dairy Company – a 100% Canadian family owned & operated dairy based in Bobcaygeon since 1937 producing a wide range of milk products & of course, their famous ice cream. Stop by the Lindsay location or the original Bobcaygeon location for a quick dairy snack while on the Farmfest tour. Over 45 flavours of ice cream, sherbert & frozen yogurt. Take a picture of your group with the almost life size cow at the Bobcaygeon site.
Locations: 91 Prince Street, Bobcaygeon
71 Russell Street, Lindsay
Telephone: 1-877-4KD-MILK (1-877-453-6455) Bobcaygeon
(705) 324-0352 – Lindsay Dairy Barn
Site A3 – The Kawartha Store – Fenelon Falls
Visit The Kawartha Store, an exciting new shop featuring our very own Kawartha Country Wines, gourmet foods, gifts & clothing designed & made in Canada. Have you ever tried pumpkin wine jelly? Samples of a wide range of unique, award winning gourmet products will be available.
Location: 30 Colborne Street, Fenelon Falls (Just north of the Locks beside the Bargain Shop)
Telephone: (705) 887-9888 www.thekawarthastore.ca
Site A4 – KL Community Sale Barn Inc.
One of the busiest livestock auctions in the province with a new country kitchen restaurant & large farmers’ market with everything from fresh local fruit, vegetables & maple syrup to clothing, woodwork, furniture & farm supplies. 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.
Ongoing: Farmers‘ Market, livestock & farm items auction.
Location: 580 Woodville Road, Woodville
Telephone: (705) 439-4444 www.klcauction.ca
Other Events of Interest in Kawartha Lakes This Weekend:
September 29 -October 1 – Bobcaygeon Fall Fair
Hours of operation: Saturday, from 8am – 5pm.
Location: 47 Mansfield Street, Bobcaygeon
Telephone: (705) 738-3445 www.bobcaygeonfair.com
October 1 – Kinmount Farmers’ Market
Hours of operation: Saturday, from 9am – 2pm.
Location: Austin Sawmill Heritage Park
Telephone: (705) 488-2612 www.kinmountfarmersmarket.ca
October 1 – 2 – Victoria County Studio Tour
Hours of operation: Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 5pm.
Location: throughout Kawartha Lakes
Telephone: (705) 887-2229 www.victoriacountystudiotour.com
October 1 – Fleming Moveable Feast
Hours of operation: 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Fleming College, 200 Albert St. S., Lindsay
Tel: (705) 324-9144 flemingmoveablefeast.eventbrite.ca