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2018 Calendar of Events

September

Our Corn Maze is now OPEN!

There are lots of good things to celebrate about September, a month of transition between summer and fall.  We celebrate this time with the official opening of our 2 acre corn maze.

It’s a chance to get lost for awhile seeing only blue sky and corn stalks.  Take a moment to relax, listen to the quiet of the country or the panic in the voices of those lost.  Don’t worry, you’ll always get out in the end.  Best advice – follow your kids. They seem to have a sense of how to make it to the end.

Corn maze activity is available during our open hours and is included with admission.  We are open Labour Day weekend including Monday 9:30-5:00 with all our weekend activities.  (Farm’n’Fun area closes to new admissions 1 hour before the farm closes)

Registration Open for our Fall Programs

Little Sprouts Tot Spot

Bring your 2 – 4 year old tots and participate in a fun filled morning with story time, music and sing along as well as fun on the farm.
Tuesday September 11th to October 30th. 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friday September 7th to October 26th AM to 11:00 AM  SOLD OUT

REGISTER HERE

Barnyard Classroom and Sibling Sessions

An interactive educational program designed for homes schoolers and children who have not yet entertained mainstream schooling. Students  5 to 8 will set out on their educational adventures on the farm while parents/guardians and younger siblings are entertained with farm fun by one of our farm hosts.

REGISTER HERE

Farm School Tours

September and October are Harvest Time, the busiest time on the farm. Teachers reserve your classes tour today. With so many farms closing their barndoors we anticipate selling out.

Call today to book: 905-887-1086 or email forsythefamilyfarmstours@gmail.com

Visit us at the Markham Fair

September 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th

October

 Pumpkin Time

Fall is a great time to visit the farm.  The air is cool and crisp; the colours in nature are glorious. Come celebrate the harvest.  Join us October weekends for our Harvest Festival .

Check out all our fun activities available.  Our farm is open daily in October with lots of good food and lots of family fun.

Pick your own pumpkins from our fields or in our Pumpkin Corral.  Lot’s to choose from.

Enjoy the bounty of our harvest by visiting our on farm market – Lot’s of fresh picked apples to choose from including Honey Crisp and Ambrosia,  and take home some of our delicious fresh baked pies – call 905-985-6749 to place an order.

Happy Thanksgiving

There are lots of good things to celebrate about the harvest and we are fortunate to live in a country with such an abundance of food.

Our farm is open daily in October including each day on Thanksgiving weekend (9:30 – 5:00) with lots of good food and lots of family fun.  Thanksgiving weekend is our kickoff for our Harvest Festival .  Check out all our fun activities available.

Order a fresh, free range turkey, enjoy some of our delicious fresh baked pies – call 905-985-6749 to order.

We wish you and your families a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

7th annual Apple Cider Pressing Day

October 28th

Time to press Apple Cider!

The Geissberger brothers from Farmhouse Cider bring in their mobile cider press to turn our Ontario grown apples into sweet apple cider.  An interesting process with a very tasty outcome.  Get some hot off the press!  Their packaging – bag in the box – keeps the cider fresh for a year with no need for refrigeration.
Another great way to celebrate the harvest.

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Past Events in 2018

May

Opening Weekend

May 19th, 20th and 21st. Victoria Day Weekend.

Join us for a royal themed weekend to celebrate the nuptials of Prince Harry to Megan Markle.

On the patio we will be serving tea and some bite sized goodies from our bakery.
A pot of tea and a serving of sweets to serve 4 costs $20. Children will be served Apple Cider.
Enjoy all the farm has to offer with a royal twist!
Barn with baby animals, Barnyard Adventure Playground, Wagon Rides, Crafts and on farm market
Open: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Regular 
Admission

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Make It and Take It Workshop; Salad in a Jar

May 27, 2018
2:30 to 4:00 PM
$35 or register for all 4 for $120
CSA members receive a 20% discount off registration.

Learn how to make Salads in Jar using farm fresh produce.
Participants will take home 5 jars of salad, which will last 5 days if kept cold. These are the perfect grab and go meal.
We do all the shopping and the prep work and you get to take home what you make.

June

June 17th, Parents Day

Visit our family of animals and let our family treat parents and Grandparents to a free day on the farm when accompanied by their kids on Father’s Day.

Families will enjoy a day meeting our barnyard friends, a family themed scavenger hunt and family fun crafts.

9:30 to 5:30 PM
Admission: Parents free, accompanied by their children.

Make and Take It Workshop: Strawberry Jam

Sunday July 8th
2:30 to 4:00 PM
$35 or register for all 4 for $120
CSA members receive a 20% discount off registration.

Learn how to make strawberry jam using Forsythe Family Farms’ strawberries
Participants will take home 2 jars of jam.

August

August 4, 5, 6 Civic Holiday Weekend
Celebrate Honey
August Civic Holiday weekend is when we take time to appreciate the sweet taste of summer.
Enjoy all our weekend activities plus celebrate the hard work of our honey bees. Taste the sweet treat from our bees.  Sing our honey bee song.  Dress up like a bee.  Check out what we use to harvest honey.
9:30 to 5:30PM
Regular admission

Let’s Celebrate Grandparents

Wednesday August 29th

Farmer Jim is loving his new role as Grandpa.  It’s that special relationship with your grandchildren that we would like to celebrate.  Bring your grandchildren for a day on the farm and enjoy activities that are fun for all ages.  Take a wagon ride to our woods, have a sneak preview of our corn maze, visit our farm animals and our new baby goats, play games you used to play as a child.

Come and be a kid again with your grand-kids!

Open: 10:00 AM till  4:00 PM
Weekend admission rate of $7.25 + HST applies – Grandparents get half price when accompanied by their grandchildren.

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