We appreciate when visitors respect Thistlecroft as both a home and a working farm. We have a Farm Boutique at the head of the driveway which is stocked with various produce, eggs and crafts as the seasons permit. If you would like to visit us for the day, please contact us directly.
The Farm Boutique is our first attempt at building a "tiny home". This building is 6 feet by 10 feet which gives it a footprint of 60 square feet. Although it is not very large, it feels spacious and suits our needs as a farm stand-shop. The wood was milled at the farm and comes from the red pine plantation to the west of the house. These pine are about 30 years old and we are in the midst of replacing them with a hardwood coppice and other perennial edible plants.
For our walls, we decided to experiment with woven 'slabs' of red pine off-cuts from the milling process. So far, this has worked well and looks great! We have also installed reclaimed windows from the farm's previous owner(s).
The Farm Boutique is open 24/7 and is self-serve. Payment is by the honour system. We do not provide change or are able to break larger bills.
Our region is known as the "Land Between" which refers to our geographic niche of being a unique place where the Canadian Shield to the north and the St. Lawrence-Carolinian Forests to the south, meet and mingle. This marriage of ecological zones gives us a rich abundance of wildlife and a diversity of plants.
Contact: Ali Lam and River Barwick
Location: 845 Galway Road Trent Lakes ON K0M 2A0 Canada
We are approximately 2.5hrs from Downtown Toronto. 1.5 hrs from Barrie. Just over an hour from Peterborough.
Our farm is just over 6 kms east off of HWY 121. Galway Road is 6 kms south of the town of Kinmount. Kinmount is 1/2 hr south of Minden; 50 mins southwest of Haliburton; 1/2 hr north of Bobcaygeon and 40 mins northeast of Fenelon Falls.