“R” FARM provides opportunities to rest, reflect, refresh, rejuvenate…whatever “R” you need.
Enjoy our roadside,self-serve stand with fresh, free-range, brown eggs and raw honey and U Pick gardens which offer chemical free kale,swiss chard, herbs, beans etc. Make use of the shelter and shaded picnic areas. “R” FARM has trails along the Wilmot Creek and around our ponds.
A naval and military past Discovery Harbour traces its roots back to the original British naval and military base in Penetanguishene, built to safeguard access to Upper Canada after the War of 1812. \”His Majesty’s Naval Establishment on Lake Huron\”, (as it was first called) kept ships prepared to supply British posts to the northwest. By 1820, it was home to over 70 people, including sailors, officers, shipwrights, and soldiers. Five large ships, 15 smaller vessels, and numerous workshops and dwellings were built. In 1828, a British garrison on Drummond Island was relocated to Penetanguishene. By 1834, Canada was defended exclusively by these forces. An impressive stone Officers’ Quarters was built in 1845. The military occupied the site until 1856.
Our 57-acre organic farm is in a beautiful setting, right on the Trans-Canada rail trail running from Brantford to Dundas, where there is a bike repair station. We offer camping and 3-one bedroom farm stay suites. We sell our herbs, medicinal salves and lip balms locally from the farm by appointment. Richard provides guided medicinal and herbal walks. Learn about our efforts to 1) address climate change through our conservation efforts (shelterbelts and restored wetlands), off grid and solar hot water systems, and electric cultivating tractor and lawnmower that we recharge from the solar system; 2) protect farmland in Brant County (see Betterbrant.ca), 3) revitalize the Langford Schoolhouse as an accessible rural community hub (see Lconserv.ca) and 4) be good neighbours to migrant farm workers in our community (Lynden Friends of Migrant Farm Workers).
For more information: contact [email protected] or call 519 647-0307