Kirkland's Heritage Farm caters to the growing public awareness that we are what we eat. Animals on our farm are fed organic grains and graze in fields that are free of chemical sprays. We combine good old fashioned methods with some new modern ones. We know you will enjoy the taste of our fresh produce along with the comforting knowledge that it's healthy and good for you. We are available to answer any questions you may have so give us a call and we will be happy to serve you great produce directly from the farm.
They rear the Welsh Mountain sheep. This is a rare breed and there are only 800 in Canada. Welsh Mountain Sheep is a small dual purpose breed that provides excellent mild mutton and a completely black, dense, durable fleece.
There is nothing better then planting a seed and watching your food grow. On Magnificent Hill we strive to produce all the food we need to sustain ourselves and our guests
Our vegetable garden starts in our living room early in the Spring and we preserve as much as possible to make it through the long winter months. We have begun saving our Heirloom and open pollinated seeds for future plantings. We have planted an organic vineyard with four 75’ rows of grapes, an orchard with several varieties of fruit trees conducive to a cold northern climate, and other small fruits and berries.
Our homestead has been completely pesticide-free since we bought the farm in 2002. Our intention has been to create a small, sustainable homestead that could produce its chemical free fruits and vegetables using appropriate regional varieties and small-scale methods of growing. We raise our own livestock including chickens, goats and pigs and do as much as we can to prepare them for the feast.
We salvage building materials and create unique and useful living spaces. This year we plan to build a permanent greenhouse with an outdoor kitchen which will include a smoke house and clay oven in the court yard. We encourage you to take part throughout the year to learn about living sustainable in a modern society. Please call or email for rates and availability if you are interested in taking part and learning with us. school and group rates available.
We sell at the farm also during the summer, we have vegetables, fruits, goat milk soap, beeswax candles, honey, Maple Syrup, Jams, Breads, Pies, eggs. Please drop by to see what's in season.
Arrive at the farm and help brush and tack your horse. Receive a mini lesson on riding your horse. Ride through some real back trails, along the railway bed, and hay fields. Stop for lunch at the Crowe River - Callaghan Rapids.Wine, a selection of fresh fruits & cheese, salad and mount up and continue our ride back to the farm.
Lion and Raquilda van Zoeren and their three children have lived, since 2003, on the old Hungerford Road near Thomasburg on a 135 acre farm. Lion and Raquilda are from Holland and they met at the Ottawa Tulip Festival. Lion was playing music and Raquilda was selling Dutch products. They run their farm using horse power as well as tractor power. They have six heavy horses; two Clydesdale mares, a Shire, two Belgians and one Belgian/Clydesdale cross. Three years ago they started romantic sleigh rides through the woods and around the fields.
The sleigh ride is approximately 50 minutes long and can fit 10 - 12 people, and comes complete with sleigh bells jingling and hot chocolate. Give the van Zoeren's a call at 613-478-2604. (It doesn't have to be Christmas memories, they can do wagon rides all year long).
Promise Land Farm is a family business owned and operated by Don and Cheryl Dowswell. Located at 640 Hamilton Road, Quinte West, Promise Land Family Fun Farm offers an interactive farm experience for all ages to enjoy.
Harry B. Dennis has a large maple syrup operation, Three Maples Sugar Camp, on the Old Marmora Road between Marmora and Madoc. He has 1200 taps in several different maple woods in the area, all of which have gravity fed, pipe collection systems. He goes around with a truck with a tank on the back and a pump, and collects the sap from tanks in each sugar bush.
The old sugar house burned down four years ago and the Dennis family built a new one. Inside is a state of the art, stainless steel, wood-fired evaporator. He doesn't use revese osmosis to concentrate the sap before boiling.
He has a demonstration area with a mini pipe line near the sugar house. They make around 500 gallons, which they sells at the farm gate and wholesale. He plans to have a pancake house and is always willing to show people round.
Heartfit Farm is an historic United Empire Loyalist farm dating from 1802. It was owned and worked by the same family from 1802 to 1987. Cristina and George Milner now run the 80 acre farm producing traditionally raised goat, pork and chicken meat. We also produce brown, white and green eggs from free-run hens and goose eggs too.
"We run a farm holiday program for intellectually disabled individuals from 14 years -50 years old," said Cristina Milner. "It is unique experience for our guests."
O'Hara Sugar Maples is a family owned and operated business. It is fully operated by The Needham Family. Stephen, Heather, Vanessa and Jager welcome you to visit them anytime! Our products are all 100% Pure Canadian Maple.
We relocated and open our new Sugar House in 2009. We have been producing Maple Syrup for 25 plus years. We use state of the art equipment, which is all lead free. We guarantee that you won't be disappointed when you come and visit our operation. Remember to watch for the Ontario Road Signs, and if the gates are open then we are open!
Please call ahead if you would like more information. If you buy directly at the sugar house you qualify for our in house specials. We also offer free samples of Maple Syrup and Maple Butter at the Sugar House for your tasting experience.
Also sold Locally in Madoc, Belleville, Northbrook, Kaladar, and Norwood and Whitney stores and markets. As well as The GTA including various locations in Raglan, Oshawa, Port Hope, Colborne, Welcome, Cobourg, Bowmanville, Hampton, Newcastle, Pickering, and Myrtle Station.
Sue Harvey, with her family, is living her childhood dream of living in the country and raising animals on their farm in Gilmour. Sue raises organic, free-range turkeys and chickens. She has sold out for 2011 but will have more next year. The turkeys are a heritage breed called Beltsville White.
Amazing Graze Alpacas is located just north of Stirling off Highway 14. We have been breeding alpacas since 2003 and continually strive to improve. As testament to our efforts, our award winning alpacas are producing award winning fleeces! Our primary focus is breeding stock but we also have a small selection of hobby/fibre/companion animals available - these animals are conformationally correct and viable fibre producers that don't quite meet our breeding program criteria.