FESTIVALS & FARMS
Exploring Toronto during Fall
Bala Cranberry Festival
Bala Cranberry Festival awarded as a Festivals and Events Ontario Top 100 Event. For over 35 years this event has been welcoming locals and tourists to enjoy the joy of community spirit.
As stated on their website, Bala Cranberry Festival has estimated attendance of just over half million people over the last 35 years; hundreds of local community groups and non-profit associations supported; over $100,000 in scholarships disbursed; over 125 local musicians have graced our main stage.
Cooper’s CSA Farm & Maze
Cooper’s CSA Farm & Maze has been in the Toronto area for almost 200 years. Seven generations have been earning a living in agriculture, so they know how to grow a really good food. It has various programs for kids and grown-ups. You can come and pick-your-own vegetables and fruits or learn how to grow your own.
As stated on their website, they combine all forms and styles of farming practices so that their farm can produce amazing products while taking care of the land.
Reesor’s Farm Market
Since 1804 the Reesor’s Farm has been growing and providing food for the region. During the annual Reesor’s Farm Market you can come to pick your own pumpkin from their fields or from their ready picked selection. It’s a great place to enjoy fresh Ontario fruits & vegetables, baked goods and more.
As stated on their website, they welcome you to enjoy the abundance of Ontario’s harvest. At Reesor’s Farm Market they sell produce from their farm and other Ontario farms, as well as their own fruit pies, bread, muffins, cookies.
Knox’s Pumpkin Farm
Knox’s Pumpkin is a fourth-generation family farm. Nestled into the countryside just north of Courtice, this historic farm, this farm welcomes you to walk around the area while picking up your harvest goods. You can bring your whole family because Knox’s Pumpkin Farm offers fun adventures for young and old, which include a corn maze, farm animals, a straw jump, a story reading room, wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch, a photo station, scarecrow making, face painting and pony rides.
As stated on their website, “Many people have strong ties to this property,” says Mr. Knox, “and by everyone pitching in day after day, we’re able to offer the public a glimpse of life on a farm, as it was a century ago, as it is today, and as it will hopefully be a century from now.”
Dyment’s Glen Drummond Farm
Bring your whole family to enjoy your weekend on a pumpkin farm. Dyment’s Glen Drummond Farm has been open to locals and tourists since 1887. The family welcomes guests for weddings, corporate events, school tours and family fun weekends.
As stated on the website, whether you have a special event to celebrate or are just looking for a wonderful day in the country – they offer spectacular scenery, yummy foods and ‘farmtastic’ fun for the whole family.
Visit Fear Farm near Toronto to enjoy a 2 hour private campfire experience, including a haunted outdoor adventure through the best of outdoor haunts. It will be really scary and tasty because at Fear Farm your visit includes roasting kits, with artisanal Marshmallows or hand-made pizza.
According to their website, here you can order from Pumpkin Pub, right from your campfire, for amazing craft beer & cider. Visit the Bakery to get your favourite Fear Farm classics, including whoopie pies, giant cinnamon buns, brownies, and more!
Forsythe Family Farms 2009 Inc
For those who want to escape from a busy city and experience real farm life, Forsythe Family Farms is a place to consider. Here you get an opportunity to relax, slow down and explore the beauty of the countryside.
As stated on their website, many of their activities for the public provide opportunities to reconnect to agriculture and nature through pick-your-own crops, farm animals, a fun farmyard, forest trail and on farm market with produce fresh from our fields.
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