Create an unforgettable “Day Away” at South Pond Farms.
Our naturally beautiful setting with our restored century barn and iconic ceramic tile silo stand in testament to the history of agriculture. Set against the Oak Ridges Moraine we offer a variety of unique bespoke farm experiences:
- Culinary workshops
- Bread baking, cooking, and seed to plate
- Farm-to-table feasts
- Join our events or create your own
- Outdoor Experiences
- Cedar and Smoke: a culinary adventure in the forest, or
- Survival Fort building
Whether you are looking to step into an apron and work with your hands or pull on your wellies get out into the woods and field.
Relax by a fire with a glass of wine or enjoy the vista of the hills from our harvest table in the barn.
We customize your day and menus for your group. We can help you get here and home and coordinate overnight with private homes or hotels. We can arrange personalized gifts for your guests from our kitchen. We take care of every detail.
Come for A Day Away and let us curate your visit. South Pond Farms delivers an inspiring and rewarding experience.
Smoke and Cedar (July – April)
Discover the beauty of our cedar grove. Join us for a culinary adventure in the forest. Immerse yourself amongst the smells of the cedar boughs, the smoke from the burning campfires, while you roll up your sleeves and learn to bake bread over an open flame. Let us take you back to our Canadian culinary heritage. Watch the video: http://tinyurl.com/smokeandcedar
Farmhouse Bread-baking & Cooking classes
Join us at the farm to learn about the food we grow from our gardens, traditional farmhouse cooking and/or bread-making. Work with us in creating a meal, learning about seasonal menus and how to pair basic artisanal bread with meals.
Gardening & Flower Arranging (March- Nov)
Learn the basics of planning a kitchen garden. Tour the farm’s flower and herb gardens and to learn about how a wide variety of plants grow and what they are used for. Gather supplies from our gardens to create a flower arrangement or seasonal wreath.
Honey tasting & Apiary tour (May - Sept)
Learn about bees, the honey they produce and how to use it in this workshop with our beekeeper. You’ll sample different varieties of honey, including some produced right on the farm, and discover new tastes created with this golden treat.
Survival Fort-Building (July - April)
Groups must use materials from nature – no hammers or nails allowed! Venture into our cedar grove and build an overnight survival shelter. Includes guided instruction and techniques for building a survival fort! Includes a guide, campfire, and hot (or cold) beverage. Fun for your group and a great experience in the forest at any time of year.
Food At The Farm
Our experienced and creative kitchen craft every meal from scratch. We are an Ontario Feast On member which means we use locally sourced ingredients. We customize a menu to suit your group, and dietary needs are always accommodated.
Add to Your Experience
We know the area and know people who can add to your experience here at the farm.
We have a variety of small groups, classical or jazz or folk to choose from. Prices vary.
How often do you get outside into nature, to smell the fresh air, walk among trees or kick up some dirt? If you’re like most of us, the answer is: almost never.