Kawartha Farm Fest 2018
Three Forks Farm is happy to announce that we’ll be part of Kawartha Farm Fest 2018 this year. Our pasture-raised pigs and turkeys will be featured as part of the tour. Enjoy walking tours of the farm grounds and a description of how and why we have chosen to raise our animals on pasture.
On our 100-acre Bobcaygeon Farm in Kawartha Lakes, we raise mixed heritage breed pigs (Berkshire, Hampshire, Tamworth) on rotational pastures and feed them a mixed grain ration with no GMOs or antibiotics as well as dairy spoils from the local dairy. Our pigs have a mixed pasture of trees, shrubs and grass to root and forage in with small huts to provide shelter from the weather.
Our turkeys are very social and curious and will come greet you at the fence, chirping and warbling their pleasure or dismay. They enjoy a mixed grain ration with no GMOs or antibiotics, and as many forbes, grasses and bugs as can be found in the pasture. The turkeys are also happy to finish off extra or overripe produce from our gardens. This year are raising the traditional large white turkeys as well as a smaller breed called the “mini classic”.
We believe that raising chicken, pigs and turkey on pasture creates a healthier happier animal that is more nutritious and better tasting. We want to raise local food in a manor that is both affordable to the customer and provides a fair wage to the farmer. This is always a balancing act as we strive to implement the best practices to improve animal care and access to quality food suppliers.
We think animals should be raised in an environment that allows them to express their natural tendencies and behaviours including foraging, roaming, resting and socializing. Every animal we raise has daily access to pasture, supplemental grain and garden produce. They also have access to shelter from the elements, fresh bedding and clean water at all times. Our animals are raised on Non-Medicated, Non-GMO grain.
It’s a priority for us to responsibly care for our animals. Our animals will eventually become high quality food for our customers and our family. We feel good about how the meat on our dinner plates was raised and we want the same for our customers.
Kawartha Farm Fest visitors are welcome to visit on Saturday September 29, 2018 from 10am – 4pm. Frozen pork and chicken available for sale to visitors. Feel free to also inquire about our Monthly Meat Box program.
Kawartha Farmfest is an annual, one-day, self-guided driving tour of farms and rural attractions throughout Kawartha Lakes. Your $5-admission includes a map and guide to all Farmfest sites, open between 10am and 4pm.
Kawartha Farm Fest 2018 Admission
Farmfest admission costs $5 for adults but is free for kids under the age of 14. When you purchase your admission you will receive an admission sticker and program passport. The passport contains a detailed map and descriptions of each participating site.
Advanced admission stickers will be available in September at:
- -Kawartha Lakes Municipal Service Centres in Omemee, Bobcaygeon and Lindsay
- -Kawartha Lakes Library branches in Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon, Lindsay and Bethany
- -Lindsay Farmers’ Market on Victoria Avenue between Kent and Peel Streets, Saturdays between 7am and 1pm
- -Bobcaygeon Farmers’ Market at the fairgrounds on Mansfield Street, Saturdays between 8am and 1pm
- -Fenelon Falls Farmers’ Market at the corner of Bond and John Streets, Fridays between 11am and 5pm
- -Kawartha Dairy stores at 71 Russell Street, Lindsay and 91 Prince Street, Bobcaygeon
- -The Kawartha Store at 30 Colborne Street, Fenelon Falls
- -Bobcaygeon Chamber of Commerce at 21 Canal Street, Bobcaygeon
- -Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce at 15 Oak Street, Fenelon Falls
You can also purchase your admission sticker at all Kawartha Farmfest sites on event day.