Farm Crawl experience along rural routes

Today I took my two kids on the 2nd annual Farm Crawl within Hamilton’s Greenbelt. Once we drove past Waterdown along Highway 5, it was such a peaceful break to not see a single big box chain or fast food joint during our entire 60km route. We drove to Dundas, Copetown and Troy.

The theme of today’s farm crawl was Farming in its Glory: a chance to visit 4 distinctly different farms and enjoy the farm animals, the fruits of each farm’s labour (aka ruby red raspberries) and see working bee hives and lavender in full fragrant bloom.

We started at about 11am this morning and didn’t finish at our final farm until after 3:30pm. Both kids were entirely occupied by the sights and experiences at each farm, and I will definitely go again next year. Farmers everywhere should be encouraged to offer a similar experience.

Participating farms:

Weir’s Lane Lavender & Apiary

Jerry’s Berries

Manorun Organic Farm

Boar & Chick

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