Farmers and their farms survive by selling what they produce, be it directly to the public or wholesale to distributors. We have been direct marketers for most of Jim’s farming career – starting with a roadside wagon and progressing to an on-farm market. This year we are venturing into attending some farmers markets, after having [...]
Winter is not Jim's favorite season so this is not a statement that you would ever catch him saying BUT that is what you could say today is. The sun is shining, the air is calm, the snow is sparkling like diamonds and the temperature isn't bone chilling, just fresh. I love it! For Jim, it is [...]
We get a lot of children through our farm and they are always fascinated with how vegetables start as seeds, about the earth that they are planted in and where all of their food comes from. Parents and teachers always enjoy the balance of play and learning that is part of our school tour visits. [...]
Natalie Prezeau has been publishing a book Toronto Fun Places for years and is is now in it's 5th edition. Forsythe Family Farm's Markham location has been included in her books. She has rediscovered us at our home in Greenbank. This is a blog wrote after a visit to our farm this past October.
Visit with our own Peter Rabbit Moms and Tots You are invited to join us here on the farm, every Friday September 25th to October 30th from 9:30 - 11:00 for a morning filled with activities. Enjoy Story time Live music and sing along Fun on the farm Visit with our own Peter [...]
Our instructors have been out visiting schools, dropping off brochures and stress apples to inform you of our programs. This apple is a symbol of our commitment to taking the stress out of school trips for you! They have also given some staff presentations. If you would like to book one for your school, please [...]
At the end of our growing season many people ask us when we are heading to Florida. The fields may be asleep under their blanket of snow but the farm is still busy. This is the time of year when the business side of farming becomes the main focus, apart from caring for the animals. [...]
School tours begin the first week of May and our farm opens to the public Victoria Day Weekend. We are hosting an OPEN HOUSE for teachers that weekend as well; come for a visit with your family. Upon presentation of your school ID, you and your family will receive free admission to our farm. A [...]
A comment made on our Facebook page that I agree with. Coming out of the cold hard days of winter and seeing new life emerge gives us hope and inspiration that all is well. The barn is springing to life with new litters of bunnies along with Lazarus the lamb, who has garnered many followers [...]
Dan was in the news this weekend promoting the CSA and Forsythe Farms, as well as supported agriculture and allowing us all to eat fresh produce and reduce our carbon footprint. Click on the image below for the article, or read the pdf version here.