The Roost is more than just a farm. It is a homecoming. We love the outdoors and all that country life has to offer. Wherever we can, we want to welcome visitors to a true experience here on the farm; not just a purchase.

Farm tours are available by request, and our trails are always open to visitors.

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 using 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.

Maple Bush Tours – by appointment only

Join us for a 3km walking tour of our maple bush and production areas where you will revel in fresh air and the sweet aroma of boiling sap. See our gravity lines, sugar shack and evaporator system while you learn about the history of syrup production on the farm and enjoy a sample of our delicious syrup.

$7.00 per person

Hop Farm

In 2018, we planted our first acre of Chinook hops. These mature plants had a very successful growing year, despite the drought like conditions in the planting season. We can’t wait to see the fruits of our labour in the 2019 growing season and look forward to expanding our hop yard to support the demand of our local craft beer industry. 
 
The Roost was also the proud recipient of an Eastern Ontario Development Fund grant, awarded to us by the Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation, which supported us in the purchase of a custom hop harvester. The harvester is an integral piece of machinery in our business development and we couldn’t be more grateful to our funders for their support. 
 
Are you a backyard hop grower? Contact us to harvest your hops at The Roost.

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

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