The Farm Store

The Roost Farm Store opened in 2018 and was a great addition to our farm business. We carry fresh seasonal produce, freezer farm raised meat, honey, maple syrup, farm made preserves and local artisan gifts and products. 

You can visit the little cottage, located beside the main farm house, to find all of your fresh farm products and more from May long weekend to October. 

Product is available in the off season by chance or appointment. Dropping by? Give a knock on the farm house door for service. Or make an appointment for delivery or pick up at the farm. 

Are you a local artist or artisan interested in displaying your goods? Sell your products at The Roost!

 

Hours

May to June – Open Weekends, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

July to Labour Day – Open 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily

September to October – Open weekends 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Eggs

If you’ve visited The Roost, chances are you’ve met our hens. These ladies (and a few gentlemen) pretty much run the roost. They are a colourful assortment of happy laying hens that greet every visitor with a curious welcome. Fresh eggs are $4 per dozen and are available for pick up by appointment or chance, or scheduled delivery upon request. Eggs are available on a yearly basis.

Eggs

If you’ve visited The Roost, chances are you’ve met our hens. These ladies (and a few gentlemen) pretty much run the roost. They are a colourful assortment of happy laying hens that greet every visitor with a curious welcome. Fresh eggs are $4 per dozen and are available for pick up by appointment or chance, or scheduled delivery upon request. Eggs are available on a yearly basis.

Meat

The Roost proudly raises all of it’s products in the most traditional, sustainable and ethical way possible. Our animals are raised free range, antibiotic and hormone free. They are predominantly grass-fed and receive a grain ration to compliment their diet.

Currently, we source beef from a neighbouring farm that shares in our farming philosophy and technique. As we continue to build the infrastructure of our farm we’ll be able to safely raise larger animals on our land. Until then, we are happy to partner with Stone Fence Farm in Dalrymple to provide pasture raised beef options for our customers.

Select cuts of freezer meat (pork, beef, goat) and whole/half chickens are available year round.

Fresh holiday turkeys available (limited quantities). Order early to avoid disappointment.

Interested in fresh meat OR quarter/sides/whole pork/beef/lamb/goat. Contact the farmer for details.

Having a pig roast? We’ll raise your pig (requires 10 weeks notice for a 100 pound pig).

Produce

All of our vegetables are grown with organic seed, are treated only with natural and organic fertilizers and are 100% free from pesticides and chemical fertilizers. While we are not a certified organic farm, we believe wholeheartedly in traditional organic growing philosophies and work to integrate best practices in soil regeneration and crop diversity. 

Fresh produce is available seasonally from June to October at our farm market stand and in our pre-ordered Bounty Boxes.

Available produce changes from year to year and season to season but one thing you can count on is colour, flavour and options. Most commonly our gardens are growing: lettuces, chard, kale, tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, hot peppers, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, radish, beans, peas, beets, carrots, onions, okra, eggplant, potatoes, asparagus, garlic, rhubarb, basil, parsley, cilantro, oregano, chervil, rosemary, thyme, mint, raspberries, blackberries, plums, apples, gourds and pumpkins.

Are you a food entrepreneur looking for fresh, wholesome ingredients for your products or to serve your guests? Ask us how we can help you. 

Have a green thumb and want to get your feet dirty? Inquire about Food Share arrangements to trade working hours for farm food.

Produce

All of our vegetables are grown with organic seed, are treated only with natural and organic fertilizers and are 100% free from pesticides and chemical fertilizers. While we are not a certified organic farm, we believe wholeheartedly in traditional organic growing philosophies and work to integrate best practices in soil regeneration and crop diversity. 

Fresh produce is available seasonally from June to October at our farm market stand and in our pre-ordered Bounty Boxes.

Available produce changes from year to year and season to season but one thing you can count on is colour, flavour and options. Most commonly our gardens are growing: lettuces, chard, kale, tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, hot peppers, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, radish, beans, peas, beets, carrots, onions, okra, eggplant, potatoes, asparagus, garlic, rhubarb, basil, parsley, cilantro, oregano, chervil, rosemary, thyme, mint, raspberries, blackberries, plums, apples, gourds and pumpkins.

Are you a food entrepreneur looking for fresh, wholesome ingredients for your products or to serve your guests? Ask us how we can help you. 

Have a green thumb and want to get your feet dirty? Inquire about Food Share arrangements to trade working hours for farm food.

Maple Syrup

Long before The Roost was The Roost, the Stewart family has been making sweet, delicious maple syrup on the farm. We’ve scaled up operations over the past two years to include gravity lines and a larger evaporator, but we still have a bush full of pails and boil in open-air, wood-fueled evaporators. Our syrup is pure sweet goodness with that mild smokey flavour of traditional maple syrup.

Syrup can be purchased on the farm by appointment or by chance, and walking tours are available upon request. Contact the farmer for a tour.

1 LITRE – $25.00        500 ML – $13.00        100 ML – $7.00 

For bulk orders of syrup, contact the farmer.

Honey

We love the natural sugars around here! The Roost honey is a fragrant, caramelly blend of organic wildflowers that bees follow from our pasture into the heart of the Carden Alvar.

The O’Stewarts have been playing with bees for five years now and started selling their liquid gold in 2017. It was an instant hit and has already sold out. Stay tuned for our 2018 harvest which will be available in July.

HONEY – $7/lb Currently sold out

Looking for a unique and memorable party favour? Honey or maple syrup are sweet ways to say thank you to your wedding, shower, and event guests. Contact us for details.

3314 Kirkfield Rd. 6, L0K 1B0 Kawartha Lakes, Ontario

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