Tucked away on the side of the Escarpment, just a 20 minute drive from north Burlington, is Springridge Farm. Although located in the nearby town of Milton, Burlington residents have been flocking to the farm for years. Springridge is the perfect escape to the country.
The countdown is on to the arrival of the first strawberries of the season! Nothing says spring better than sweet and juicy just-picked local strawberries, and you can find them at Springridge farm, starting in mid-June. Make sure to stop by the old 19th century Barn Market at Springridge and pick up a few baskets to take home with you, if they last that long!
There is no shortage of fun to be had at the farm. Kids and adults alike will find something to delight and entertain them. The Fun Farm Yard offers slides, climbers, an up-close look at farm animals, straw bales to climb on, corn trails and the popular giant sandbox. You can even take a wagon ride around the farm and learn a little more about farm life.
Springridge hosts festivals at Easter, Harvest and Christmas which are well worth checking out, to celebrate the best of the season. With so much to see and do and learn at the farm, you can even have your child's birthday party there, or come for a school tour.
The Barn Market is the home of the bakery and cafe, where you really should stop for a delicious, farm-made snack or lunch. From fresh-made tarts, pies and cookies to soup and sandwiches, the cafe alone makes the drive from Burlington worth it.
I suggest you try out their gourmet section, too. Their selection of jams, sauces, relishes and pickles are all made from scratch at the farm and you'll be hard-pressed to find a tastier granola at your local grocery store. In honour of the soon-to-be new royal baby, Springridge has created Royal Baby Jam, a follow-up to their very popular Royal Wedding Marmalade.
If you need a little escape from the city, it won't take you long at all to get to Springridge Farm. The kids will have a blast playing outside and getting to experience farm life and you'll love that they're learning while having lots of outdoor fun.
Have you taken the drive from Burlington to Springridge Farm lately? In the comment section, tell us what your favourite thing is about Springridge Farm.
Teresa Baerg is a writer, editor and self-confessed word-nerd who loves telling a good story. She is proud to call Burlington home for over a decade. She is passionate about her family, sunshine and palm trees, growing veggies, running and cycling, good books, good food and good coffee. And football. Twitter: @teresabaerg Instagram: @teresabaerg Website: teresakbaerg.com
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