SECRET LANDS FARM

Family Owned & Operated

SATURDAY FARM TOUR & BRUNCH

YOUR NEW ADVENTURE STARTS HERE

You will meet and greet some of our happy sheep on the pasture fields (we have over 400 sheep).

Also, we have 100 hens, a few guinea hens, and Llama named Lawrence!! You will visit a barn (mind the odor) and the milking house.

You will visit the Cheese Production (Creamery) and Cheese Aging Room (our sacred place).

Our lush pastures are for haylage in the summer and grazing habitats for our sheep and lambs. The smell of freshly mowed hay fills the midsummer nights. The first cut comes in early summer and is always the best. The sweet smell of hay stirs good memories of lovely, pungent, warm, inviting, relaxing summer. It’s all of this and so much more.

Farming happens rain or shine, so as for Farm Tour! Please dress accordingly – sooo important 🙂

You will have the opportunity to buy our products directly from our Farm-Gate Shop, and will have a special 10% off for all of Secret Lands Farm products.

Saturday Farm Tour + Brunch

On Saturday we offer guided tour of our farm with brunch menu.

Your 3-Hour Tour includes 1.5 h visit to the barn, milking area & creamery with a brief description of cheese, milk, and butter production.

Beautiful walk through the pastures to lake Wilcox is about 20 min one way. Keep that in mind.

Brunch starts at 11.30 am, duration 1.5 hours.

Tour is available on Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pm. Advance booking is required.

Max capacity 30 guests. Sitting: 5 gazebos.

Prices:

Adults: $100 Regular menu
Children Age 3 -7: $50 Children’s menu

Children Age under 3: Free

For an all-day “private tour,” you will have access to the lake, where you can swim and relax on the small private beach with a small bout. The Wilcox is a pristine, quiet lake just about 20-30 minutes beautiful walk from the barn.

What’s Nearby

The tallest waterfall in our area falls from the edge of the Niagara Escarpment 30 meters to the bottom of the cuckoo valley. This was discovered in 1852 when Eugenia Falls was the scene of the “Fools Gold” rush. Later it became the location of five mills and a small private electric plant and by 1905, was the chosen site of the second hydroelectric plant in Ontario. In 1915, Ontario Hydro moved the plant to the north and created Lake Eugenia, allowing more control over the water levels. The waterfall was called Eugenia following a suggestion from some ex-soldiers of the French Army (Crimean War) working with Charles Rankin surveying the former Artemesia Township. They suggested that the waterfall be named after Princess Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III.

History

Some historical data about our County: The first settlers of the Grey Highlands are from 1840. Grey Highlands were not always as described above. The various Ice Ages came and went, the last ending perhaps as recently as about 12.000 years ago. The resulting tree-less, tundra-like barren lands, subject to the fierce weathering storms, evidently had no attraction for the earliest Paleo-Indian hunters. Some artifacts from 10.000 years ago found in Flesherton are now located in the Royal Ontario Museum collection.