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Put a little farm into your life.

1 reviewApple Hill, Canada

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Experience hosted by Eleanor

5 hours
Includes food
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Upon arrival at the farm, guests will be greeted with a light snack, safety lesson, orientation and determine level their farm knowledge. From 9:30am to 12 noon we will work according to the season and weather conditions - to planting, harvesting the heritage plants there will be experts to guide all visitors to gain the skills to care for a traditional market garden. Following a hearty locally sourced and prepared lunch, the guests will be invited to walk the property back to our Managed Forest along the winding Beaudette River which is under SARPAL (Species at Risk programme). This will be for approximately 1 hour. Snack The Springfield Farm experience will conclude at 2:30pm. *weather dependent and dependent on each season we will open for our Maple Syrup production which is very traditional, ie small!
Upon arrival at the farm, guests will be greeted with a light snack, safety lesson, orientation and determine level their farm knowledge. From 9:30am to 12 noon we will work according to the season and weather conditions - to planting, harvesting the heritage plants there will be experts to guide all visitors to gain the skills to care for a traditional market garden. Following a hearty locally sourced and prepared lunch, the guests will be invi…

Eleanor's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    A hearty home made meal from the organic produce and local producers will b...
From $50
/person
Fri., Aug. 28
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
$50 per person
$50 per person
Sat., Aug. 29
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
$50 per person
$50 per person

Meet your host, Eleanor

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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We are city slickers turned farm lovers! Finbarr McCarthy and Eleanor McGrath have embarked on a farm adventure and welcome you to join them! As members of the Agriculture Council and Organic farm association, they offer a range of experience on the growing and harvesting of heritage produce for a market garden. Local farmers will join them to teach additional farming methods. This is truly hands-on! Springfield Farm is the only farm in our region offering the opportunity for guests to join in organic farming experience.
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Where you'll be

Upon arrival at Springfield Farm, we will gather in the new traditional post and beam barn for orientation and farm safety lesson. We will enjoy a hot coffee/tea/hot cocoa and light snack before we head out on the weather-permitting traditional farm activity. There are 118 acres of farm fields and forests to explore and learn first-hand farming techniques, foraging, maple syrup production, field stone wall making and astronomy.

1 review

Mylène
August 2019
We had such an awesome day! We learned a lot about farming, and the new ways to do that in order to be ecologically responsible! Plus we got to build garden boxes and plant chives and carrots! Eleanor was an awesome host, she is the friendliest person ever and we felt at home! The only thing to make our experience complete would have been to stay a night at the Yurt, we will definitely come back!
We had such an awesome day! We learned a lot about farming, and the new ways to do that in order to be ecologically responsible! Plus we got to build garden boxes and plant chives…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

More tips

This is a unique farm experience with no previous farming knowledge required. Families, guests of all ages, and abilities are welcome. Experience can be adapted to suit. We are working with various government agencies ie Managed Forest & SARPAL to protect native species on our farm, no pets please

What to bring

We recommend to come prepared for work with clothes that are comfortable and seasonally appropriate, wellies or workshoes/boots.

As well for your comfort we suggest a good sun hat, sunscreen and bug spray.