Around the Bend Farm – Destination

Round the Bend Farm – this spring, you will find babies in the barn. Lambs and bunnies, chicks and ducklings, kids and calves. It’s cuteness overload! And don’t forget about Levi the alpaca, who loves to greet people. Seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked treats and artisan goods are waiting for you in the on-farm market at this family farm in Kettleby.

Spring has arrived and with it, lots of rain, and that’s okay because we really didn’t get much snow this winter and last year was quite a dry one. So, the rain brings much needed moisture to the soil at Round the Bend Farm. We would prefer there to be more sunshine though, it is hard to feel awake when it’s overcast and cloudy and coffee just isn’t waking us up. We would like more sunshine also because we have completed our solar project and we would like to be producing enough electricity to cover the farm’s needs. So far that has not happened.

Welcome to Around the Bend Farm

So, what does spring bring to the Round the Bend Farm? Well, we have lots of baby animals being born and hatched in the barn. We will open to the public for farm visitors on May 4th and we will be doing school tours in both May and June. We all love the cute and cuddly barn babies, and are always surprised how fast they grow. To think in one short year a baby goat or sheep is full grown and can have a baby of its own. Chicks and ducklings are full grown at 26 weeks and start laying eggs. And. rabbits can have babies at 6 months. Life in the animal world goes much quicker than you think. Often farm visitors ask where the baby animals are, not realizing they are right in front of them but are the same size as the adults.

Spring is time for seeding. We are filling our Round the Bend Farm greenhouses first and then when the soil warms up outside and there is no risk of frost, we will be filling up the fields. But first we wait for the asparagus. It is a perennial, so doesn’t need to be planted, but when it stays warm outside, and there is no longer the risk of frost, it will start to pop out of the ground. Fun fact: asparagus can grown an inch an hour on warm sunny days, and will be picked first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening to keep up with it.

Field work

Spring is the beginning of the crazy busy season on the Round the Bend Farm. We have 2 seasons here, crazy busy from spring through fall and slower, relaxing winters from about after Christmas through February. And then we begin again.

This spring Round the Bend Farm is offering our CSA bin program again from the second week of June through October. It is 21 weeks, there are 3 bin sizes to choose from and it is fresh from our farm and other local partnering farms to you. We also have a monthly meat subscription this season and a flower subscription.

Spring at the Around the Bend Farm

Lots of new beginnings on the Round the Bend Farm. Come on our, support our small local farm and shop fresh.

About York Durham Headwaters in the Spring

Embracing the Beauty of Spring in York Durham Headwaters

As the frosty embrace of winter fades away, the York Durham Headwaters region awakens to a symphony of color and life, marking the arrival of spring. Nestled in the heart of Ontario, this picturesque region transforms into a haven for nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone seeking to embrace the season’s beauty.

One of the most enchanting aspects of spring in York Durham Headwaters is the burst of floral brilliance that adorns its landscapes. From the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine to the tranquil shores of Lake Simcoe, cherry blossoms, tulips, and daffodils paint the countryside with a palette of vibrant hues, creating a stunning backdrop for outdoor adventures.

Spring also heralds the return of a multitude of outdoor activities and events that celebrate the region’s rich heritage and natural beauty. Hiking trails come alive with the sound of birdsong and the rustle of new growth, beckoning hikers to explore the region’s lush forests and scenic vistas. Cyclists pedal along picturesque country roads, discovering hidden gems and quaint villages along the way.

For those seeking a taste of local culture and cuisine, springtime in York Durham Headwaters offers a cornucopia of delights. Farmers’ markets burst with the season’s freshest produce, while local eateries showcase the bounty of the land with farm-to-table fare and artisanal treats.

As temperatures rise, the region’s lakes and rivers become playgrounds for water enthusiasts, offering opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and leisurely boat rides. Whether exploring charming small towns, indulging in outdoor adventures, or simply immersing oneself in the natural beauty of the countryside, springtime in York Durham Headwaters is a time to rejuvenate the soul and create lasting memories amidst the splendor of the season.