Special Halloween Day: October 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.!
For years, Forsythe Family Farms was Toronto's closest working farm open to the public. A few years ago, they moved to Uxbridge area. I recently went to visit the new location and found out it's a lovely country ride as you approach the farm. No wonder their new motto is "A little drive for a whole lot of country".
|Driving towards the farm on Cragg Road, west of Marsh Hill Road|
Forsythe Family Farms has always been good with their attention to detail. Throughout the site and in their Barnyard Adventures, we see cute signs and family-tested simple activities: a fully equipped kitchen in a tiny playhouse, upraised slides, photo ops corners, wagon ride to the Fairy Tale Lane, 2-acre corn maze, and many animals in the Animal Barn, where you can feed them a 50¢ bag of healthy greens.
I was surprise to see many teens visiting the place on their own. Not because they were accompanying younger siblings but simply for the fun of it.
|I Spy an owl!|
|I Spy a frog!|
|Remember your maths? 4 choices x 4 choices x 4 choices = 64 options|
|Good to know! You can ask the staff around to let you hold a bunny!|
While stopping in their market store to grab a freshly made apple pie, I found out they have a good selection of frozen meat from nearby farms. I was there on the special Apple Cider Day when a mobile cider-making truck was making and pasteurizing cider and putting them in containers that can keep cider on the shelf for a full year! (The farm carries this cider.)
|Look at this view! It's so pretty Mr. and Mrs. Forsythe decided to create a patio overlooking it all.|
|Looking westbound on Cragg Road, on my way back to Marsh Hill Road|