SECRET LANDS FARM

Family Owned & Operated

Saturday Farm Tour & Brunch

Saturday Farm Tour & Brunch

3 hours

1½ Hour Tour, 1½ Hour Brunch

Saturdays, starts at 10am

Max capacity: 30 guests

Overview

Take a break from the city and head to a farm famous for its sheep!

On Saturdays, we offer guided tour of our farm with a brunch menu.

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!!

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.

All will create great new memories of lovely, pungent, warm, inviting, relaxing feeling.

What’s Included

Your 3-Hour Tour includes 1.5 h visit to the barn, mind the odour 🙂

Milking area & creamery with a brief description of cheesemilk and butter production.

For cheese true lovers: the visit to Cheese Aging Room – our “sacred place”

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. Menu varies on weekly basis, depending is what in season, but you will be pleased with our dairy, cheese or meat selections.

You will have the options of purchasing directly from our farm-gate shop with 10% off special offer!

Capacity

Max capacity 30 guests.

Sitting: 5 gazebos, each gazebo can accommodate up to 10 people

What to expect

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

You will learn about sheep cheese and its production and how seriously we take our approach to natural farming.

We are not serving wine or beer, so don’t forget to bring your favourite! But do have wine opener and glasses.

The three pillars of food and health to make you think:

Our Farm Philosophy, Our Milk Philosophy and Our Cheese Philosophy.

Farm rules

Bylaw we cannot accommodate guests that would like to bring cute companions with them (cats or dogs) no matter of size.

Also, we are can not allow any food from home to bring with you, exceptions only for newborns formula etc.

No petting or feeding the animals on the farm is allowed.

Arrival Time

We are advising to arrive 15 min priore the actual tour at 9:45 to ensure all will go according to our schedule!

Our address is: 733792 W Back Line RR2, Proton Station, ON N0C 1L0

Prices

Adults: $100 – Regular Menu
Children Age 3 – 7: $50 – Children’s Menu
Children Under Age 3: Free

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. To explore more nearby activities visit Grey Highlands Municipality website.

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.