The Log Farm is open for another year, as is the Barrhaven Farmers Market.
The Log Farm, located just north of Barrhaven at 670 Cedarview Road in Nepean, is a little hidden treasure of local heritage. The farm offers guests a glimpse into the past of what a family farm would have been like in the late 1800’s as well as how we currently farm today.
The Log Farm was settled in 1854 by the Bradley family. The farm’s current owners, the Orr family, takes pride in continuing in the Bradley’s footsteps, as they currently have three generations working the farm today.
“This will be our seventh year operating The Log Farm as a family farm,” said Larry Orr. “Our goal is to provide a place where families can step away from their busy lives, get both that feel of the history of family farms and have the kids enjoy both the animals and the many play areas. We kicked off our summer season with the May long weekend.”
Orr said guests will enjoy some family fun down on the farm throughout the seasons.
“We always have lots of friendly animals to see, feed and touch at the farm,” he said. “Along with play areas for the kids including hay structures and sensory tables. You can visit the farm from March through December. The farm changes with the seasons, offering different experiences throughout the year.
“We always have lots of friendly animals to see, feed and touch at the farm. Along with play areas for the kids including hay structures, sensory tables the pig pen and our new pioneer play house.”
Tickets are now available online at www.thelogfarm.com and at the door.
Farmers Market Open
One of the busiest attractions at the Log Farm over the past couple of years has been the Barrhaven Farmers Market.
The market, which opened over the long weekend, runs Saturdays from 9-2 and with more than 30 vendors there is something for everyone. The Farmers Market is located in the trees by the entrance to the farm it is a perfect place to do your shopping for the weekend BBQ’s.
Parking and admission are free. For more info on the Log Farm, visit www.barrhavenfarmersmarket .com. and www.barrhavenfarmersmarket.com.