Experiencing Life on the Farm
Our final Farm Crawl for 2016 is SATURDAY AUGUST 13th 9:30 to 4 pm
Early Bird Tickets Available until August 7th Purchase Here...
What is Farm Crawl? An opportunity to get an inside look at the operations of many of our farms in Hamilton and surrounding area. You choose which farms to visit and the ordering of the farms. Each farm is family run and your experience is designed by the farm.
How to experience the crawl -- go to the map of the farms for August DIRECTIONS .. pick a farm at which to start .. Enjoy your first farm and then move onto the next -- so set route, enjoy/experience on your own schedule -- decide whether to go to all farms or just some. You choose .. please note that each farm designs their own activities - expect to spend around 15 to 30 minutes per farm and it does take time to drive between farms.
Farm Crawl Dates in 2016
May 28th, July 16th, August 13th
Saturdays 9:30 am to 4 pm
Please note that several of the farms on Farm Crawl maintain regular hours when they are open to the public. Please see their websites for more information. On days of Farm Crawl they will be bringing you an experience that demonstrates what goes on at the farm.
Also find many of our farms at local farmer's markets .. Dundas, Ancaster, and Locke Street for instance.
A history of Farm Crawl ...
In 2011, the owners of ManoRun Organic Farm, Weir's Lane Lavender & Apiary, and Jerry's Berries (aka Lotsa Hostas) got together to brainstorm about a fun way to open up farms and to share their experiences of running a farm with the public. Thus, was the start of Farm Crawl Hamilton!
Early in May 2012 these farms opened their doors to a crowd of around 60. Each farm shared their experiences in unique and different ways. In July this crowd expanded more than three fold ... by the end of the July event, the organizers knew they had developed something special.
In 2013, the crawl was expanded to include a couple of other farms and in 2014 and since then we've continued to expand the Crawl to include farms that are located across Hamilton. Today, ask most locals who enjoy genuine experiences and want to understand how local farms operate and they'll likely tell you they've heard of and probably have attended Farm Crawl.
Farm Crawl Hamilton is a non-profit organization run by the folks from the original three farms. An event run by farmers to ensure you enjoy a genuine experience. Ticket sales cover the costs of marketing, operating, and managing Farm Crawl.
We look forward to seeing old and making new friends at this year's farm crawl!
Chris & Denise (ManoRun), Kevin & Abigail (Weir's Lane), and Jerry & Glenda (Lotsa Hostas/Jerry's Berries)